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Study Abroad + Volunteer Service: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Program Duration

3-6 Month


Throughout the year, Academic Year, Spring, Fall

Degree Level



IPSL welcomes applicants from all nations and backgrounds. Language requirements for selected programs. Minimum age is 18. Gap Year students, college students and graduates are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Education

High School


  • English
  • Thai

Subject Areas

  • Anthropology
  • Asian Studies
  • Conflict Studies
  • Culture
  • Development Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Foreign Language
  • Geography
  • History
  • Human Rights Advocacy
  • International Business
  • International Policy & Diplomacy
  • International Relations
  • Interreligious & Interethnic Relations
  • Political Science & Politics
  • Refugee Studies
  • Religious Studies
  • Service Learning
  • Social Sciences
  • Theology

Cost in US$:

USD 15,250.00 total program fee including up to 18 credits

Cost Includes:

  • Housing
  • Food
  • Medical insurance
  • Emergency evacuation services
  • Excursions
  • Language instruction
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Registration fees
  • Written materials pre-departure
  • Written materials abroad

Program Fees Include:

Fees include: instruction; administrative fees; orientation; service placement and supervision; health insurance; accommodation, and some meals. Personal expenses not covered by fees include: airfare; books; local transportation; inexpensive school uniforms; and spending money.

Credit Available


Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Aids
  • Childcare & Children
  • Culture
  • Disability Issues
  • Drug & Alcohol Recovery
  • Eco-tourism
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Environment
  • Gender Issues
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Health
  • Health Education
  • Hospital
  • Human Rights
  • Microfinance
  • Orphans
  • Public Health
  • Refugee Relief
  • Senior Citizens
  • Social Work
  • Street Children
  • Tutor

Typical Volunteer

IPSL participants are typically U.S. undergraduate students who want to study and volunteer abroad. They generally take 3-4 academic courses (12-15 credits) and do community service (15-20 hours per week). Participants want an integrated experience where learning and service work together.

Age Range

18 - 30+

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Dormitory
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Scholarships are Available

Fund for International Service-Learning (FISL) - The Fund for International Service-Learning (FISL) is offering USD 500 scholarships to aid students who are enrolled (or in the process of enrolling) programs operated by IPSL. Recipients are selected based on their academic and professional goals and accomplishments, as well as financial need.

There are numerous non-IPSL scholarships and financial aid available that students may apply for.

Application Process Involves

  • Essay
  • Transcript
  • Letters of Reference
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 week

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad