TEAN: Study Abroad in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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The TEAN Full Ride Scholarship is designed to give a stand-out student the opportunity to study abroad. It's an annual scholarship that can be used for any TEAN program and covers tuition, program fees and orientation (up to $15,000 value).

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TEAN provides an unbeatable study abroad experience in Thailand's cultural capital of Chiang Mai. Along with taking courses in Southeast Asia studies, students can dive deep into Thai culture thanks to Chiang Mai's affordable cost of living, hundreds of Buddhist temples, vibrant markets, emphasis on art and architecture, and welcoming people.

Your semester and summer studying in Thailand includes a TEAN orientation program, cultural excursions, academic field trips, plus special opportunities to volunteer around the city. TEAN students also benefit from the guidance and support of on-site Resident Director and academic staff throughout their stay.

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based on 39 reviews
  • Academics 9.1
  • Support 9.9
  • Fun 9.8
  • Housing 9.8
  • Safety 9.9
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Emily
10/10

Best experience with TEAN!

I studied abroad in Chiang Mai, Thailand with TEAN this past spring 2013 semester and had an incredible time. The classes were enriching, the TEAN led trips were awesome, and the staff was very responsive. I loved living in Chiang Mai, Thailand with a Thai roommate. Thailand is a very special country and TEAN did a great job administering the semester.

How can this program be improved?
The rigor of the academics. We are studying abroad and want a little more leeway to travel and see the country outside the classroom.
Yes, I recommend this program
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lachoy
10/10

Enlightening Summer Experience

I completed the Thai Dance class offered during the semester. The class, which was 3 hours/day for 3 weeks, involved learning dances representative of different regions of Thailand with the class culminating in one final performance (in full makeup and costumes!). It was a fantastic learning experience and a great way to travel, immerse myself in another country/culture, + complete my visual/performing arts requirement for my college. I stayed in the Uniloft Dorms near Chiang Mai University which were modern and in close proximity to everything (food carts, stores, the university, etc.) I loved Chiang Mai so much, I wish I could have stayed longer! Additionally,TEAN always provided excellent support/communication as well. I would highly recommend the program!

How can this program be improved?
I would have preferred that the Thai dance class had more field trips (we had 1). In contrast, the Thai culture class, which took place during the same session as the dance class, frequently went on field trips to get the full cultural learning experience.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Brynne
10/10

The Best Decision I've Ever Made

Seriously, the headline says it all. When people ask me how my study abroad experience in Thailand was, I reply, "Life changing." It seems simple, but it goes so much deeper than that. The sole purpose of my reason for studying abroad was to experience an entirely different culture, and through the TEAN Thailand program, I was able to do that to the utmost degree. TEAN provides countless opportunities for their students to immerse themselves in local culture. Some of them being: having a local Thai person on staff to help you out when you need it and to give you tips on navigating the city, being paired with a Thai roommate who attends the same university, and providing an opportunity to spend 4 days with a host family in a Northern Thai village at the start of the program. The TEAN Thailand program opened up my eyes, heart, and mind to an entirely foreign part of the world and sparked a serious interest in international affairs as well as international education. This program helped turn my dreams into reality and has thus inspired me to do the same for future participants of the program. I would recommend it to anyone.

How can this program be improved?
The only thing I would change would be the course offerings. TEAN offers some really cool and unique classes for its Summer program (i.e. Thai Dance, Thai culture, etc.) but those courses are not offered in the semester programs. The courses are primarily Political Science based, but you don't have to be a Political Science major to gain something from the classes. I had never taken a Poli Sci class in my life until I went to Thailand, and it turns out that I learned a significant amount of information from my classes that really helped me to understand the nature of the way things operate in South East Asia. So I guess you could say that I found a positive way to view my "negative" aspect of the program. I do believe that they are working to add in some more classes that will help diversify the curriculum, though.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Chaunda
10/10

Life is an Adventure

I really enjoyed my program through Education Abroad Network. The program advisors really made sure that we were comfortable in our new environment and experienced many benefits from this city. We took excursions to visit Buddhist temples, participate in a home stay in Hill tribes in Northern Thailand where we farmed with the people, helped the children practice their English and learn about the different struggles that the minority Thais have. We even met Burmese political prisoners in Mae Sot (border of Thailand and Burma), went to a refugee camp and met other Non-governmental organization. This program really cares about its students and they want you to immerse yourself in the culture and learn new things about the country and its traditions. Payap University was a great school and we even received the privilege to live with Thai students to we shared our language, culture and beliefs with our roommates. The price is worth the experience! Thailand was a place I would definitely travel to again.

How can this program be improved?
I would like for the program to include books and the cost for the uniform in the tuition of the school. The prices for these items were not expensive, but it was extra money that I didn't account for within my budget for my stay.
Yes, I recommend this program
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kbbaker
10/10

Eyes Opened, Never to be Shut Again

When asked why I chose to study abroad, I would initially respond with a rather generic answer such as, “to broaden my horizons”, or “to see another part of the world”. Little did I know that I would in fact grow in so many ways. Through my semester in Thailand with TEAN, I was able to fully immerse myself in, what I have come to regard as one of the most breathtaking and heartbreaking parts of the world. I was humbled by an explosion of life and different customs that previously I had never dreamed of witnessing. I was able to learn more about myself, while growing in knowledge throughout my experience.
TEAN provided ample opportunities for us to immerse ourselves in the culture and truly make the most out of our experience. From the time we arrived in Bangkok for our orientation to when we finally departed, TEAN staff were supporting us throughout our adventure, ensuring a smooth transition into the culture. Not only did the in-country staff provide weekly coffee visits and monthly dinners as a way to check in, they supplied us with excursion options and opportunities to volunteer at local organizations. I am forever grateful for my experience with TEAN.
Not only has my passion for traveling greatly deepened, but my semester abroad has opened my eyes to another side of the world that I will never be able to forget.

Yes, I recommend this program
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derricom1
10/10

Thai Times are Great Times!

Great times in Thailand with a huge thanks to TEAN! I just got back from my semester abroad in Chiang Mai, Thailand at Payap University through The Education Abroad Network. TEAN took care of it's students and gave all of us the chance to get the most out of our experience abroad.
I got to live in a dormitory with a local Thai roommate. Thai currency has a great exchange rate for the Dollar, and things in Thailand are already extremely cheap; which makes it an excellent place to stay in budget and get the most out of your experience. I got to make great friends not only from Thailand, but from across America as well.
Without a doubt, I recommend anyone interested to highly consider TEAN as your choice to go abroad. Make sure you go to their webpage, look through all their study abroad options, contact TEAN alumni or actual TEAN directors with questions, and you will for sure start thinking The Education Abroad Network is the way to go abroad. And with that, I say thank you to The Education Abroad Network for the an amazing time that I will never forget!

How can this program be improved?
The program was great. I honestly can't complain, because if it didn't happen the way it did, then it wouldn't have impacted me as much as it has.
Yes, I recommend this program
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lburz
10/10

Amazing experience in Chiang Mai

I had a great time, particularly because I got to connect with local Thai students on a level that I think a lot of students miss out on during their study abroad programs. We went on an excursion to the border of Myanmar where I learned a lot and got to visit various NGO's and learn more about the region that I was in. I would definitely recommend this program!

Yes, I recommend this program
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kmcdonell
10/10

South East Asia- The Experience your looking for!

When I set out to find the perfect study abroad program, I had no idea that I would end up in Chiang Mai Thailand. I found The Education Abroad Network through my Study Abroad office and fell in love with the program. Five months in the cultural capital of Thailand, a Thai-orientation in Bangkok before classes start, three week-long excursions to the villages and ancient kingdoms of Thailand, all for half the price of any program in Europe! From application to my first international flight landing in Bangkok, I was guided every step of the way by the lovely staff of the Education Abroad Network who became family to us.

Although Thailand was my first time out of the US, I am convinced it is one of the most beautiful countries in the world! The mountainous landscape, beaches, and remote villages were breathtaking. Our classes greatly enhanced our experience in such a foreign country and helped us understand the culture on a deeper level. I was anxious about taking a Thai language class, but it turned out to be one of the funest classes! We were able to communicate with locals and order our own food.

When we weren’t in class we were exploring waterfalls, temples, and markets in the “Old City” with our Thai roommates and friends from all over the world. Chiang Mai is rich in culture and the people are so beautiful and welcoming. The local Education Abroad Network staff became our Thai family that took us on trips and volunteering at orphanages and teaching English at Monk schools. Having such a supportive staff with the Education Abroad Network comforted both my parents and I. Education Abroad Network is an amazing program, weather your looking to study in Asia or like me never imagined it! Also, Spring semester is when Songkran, the Thai New Year is held. Be there!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Gaby
10/10

The Land That Made Me Smile...

The Education Abroad Network's Study Abroad Program in Chiang Mai, Thailand was by the far the most amazing experience I've ever had.

I would recommend this program to absolutely anyone. Everyone studies abroad in Italy, Australia, Spain. Those countries are cool and will always be there to visit. But when it comes to studying abroad, you want to pick somewhere totally different, where you are actually going to get a cultural exchange. Thailand is absolutely the best for this. It has so many images. You will have SO much fun, DEFINITELY be able to live on a budget, and it will change your life!! The staff is beyond great, extremely approachable, you will be in for the funnest, best cultural and academic experience and still be able to squeeze in some fun. Whether it be bamboo rafting, hiking, elephant riding, Thai massages, Thailand is the place to RELAX but also to gain a new perspective of the world!

TEAN is the best program you can choose for Thailand. It's extremely affordable, extremely helpful, and will help you with anything it is you need. Since the minute you get off that plane, TEAN is there for you. And I would recommend it to just about anyone.

Yes, I recommend this program

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