July in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Spend a month of the winter in beautiful and historic Chiang Mai, Thailand. Experience traditional Thai culture while studying Thai language and electives including Buddhism, international finance and gender studies.

Imagine spending four weeks this winter in Chiang Mai, with an average temperature in the high 20s / low 30s – it's perfect weather, especially for winter. Gain credit for up to two university courses while discovering Chiang Mai, a beautiful and popular destination based in the foothills of northern Thailand. Chiang Mai is dynamic, safe and modern without having lost its down-to-earth Thai charm.

The city is rich with 700 years of history and as a winter study abroad student, you will discover first-hand the magical charm that Thailand holds. If you're looking for an active program that will engage you in Thai culture, this is your program!

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Living in beautiful Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand – Chiang Mai is one of two tourist destinations in Thailand on Trip Advisor’s list of '25 Best Destinations in the World'. This medium-sized city has a rich history and culture – it’s no wonder people come from all over to enjoy Chiang Mai's easy way of life, great food and exciting nightlife.

Studying at Chiang Mai University (CMU) – Surrounded by temples, a national park, a palace and flower gardens, CMU is one of Thailand's top universities. CMU is a modern university that largely influences Chiang Mai with its 35,000 students. Facilities include an international centre, art galleries, sport facilities and other conveniences.

Savouring the delicious Thai cuisine – Whether you enjoy the delicious and affordable Thai food from the many colourful street carts or at any number of restaurants, two things are for sure: you won't go hungry and you won't blow your budget! We'll show you some of our favourite street carts and restaurants, as well as take you to the Sunday market so you can try your hand at making traditional Thai dishes.

Explore the mountains and visit a hill tribe village, learn to cook Thai food, ride elephants, bamboo raft and experience so much more!