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LSU in Thailand
Bangken, Thailand; Bangkok, Thailand; Chiangmai, Thailand; Doi Angkang, Thailand; Huahin, Thailand; Kampaengsan, Thailand; Rayong, Thailand (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: LSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Summer Semester
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
APA Program Type: Summer Programs APA Advisor: Jill Clemmons
Language of Instruction:
Minimum GPA:
Housing Options: Dormitory, Homestay, Hostel/Hotel Credit Type: LSU courses & credit
Program Description:

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What are you doing this summer?  You could be living and studying in Thailand!

 LSU in Thailand is a three-week program designed to provide you with an opportunity to learn abroad the issues involved in sustainable agricultural development, as well as provide cultural and intellectual enrichment.  This is the fifth year of this program!

Students will appreciate the tradition of hospitality and friendliness from some of the most generous people in the world in the “Land of Smiles.”  The class will begin in Bangkok, “the City of Angels,” then travel to other areas and attractions of the country, including the charming northern city of Chiangmai, elephant riding, the Royal Project, and Hill Tribes in the north, the Floating Market in Ratchaburi, the orchards and coastal areas of Hua Hin and Petchaburi as well as the southeastern provinces of Rayong and Chanthaburi.

The things you will see and experience include:

  • In Bangkok: Wat Po, Grand Palace, Chatuchak Market, Suan Lum Night Bazaar, royal palace
  • In Chiangmai: Wat Doi Suthep, Night Bazaar, Doi Su Thep Temple, elephant training camp/hill tribe overnight (optional activity)
  • Ayuthaya or Sukothai ancient cities
  • Jatuchak Weekend Market
  • Buddhist temples throughout Thailand

Dates & Costs

Start Date End Date Program Fee LSU Tuition & Fees
(Undergraduate, 3 hours)
LSU Tuition & Fees
(Graduate, 3 hours)
June 5 June 28 $2,400 Instate: $1,059
Out of state: $1,911
Instate: $1,286
Out of state: $2,162

Program Fee Includes

  • LSU in Thailand noodle shop

  • Most meals
  • Transportation between sites in Thailand
  • Ground transportation in host cities
  • Fieldtrips and cultural events
  • Tour guides and guest lecturers
  • Health insurance

Housing: Housing will include hotels in most locations, dormitories on the Kasetsart University campuses (in Bangkhn and Kampaengsan), and at least one home-stay opportunity (in either Chianmai or Hua Hin).  The home-stays will be 1-2 nights long.

Meals: Although most meals are included, there will be a few meals or special events that are optional and not all students may attend.  In this case, students will need to purchase their own meals.  Students will need approximately $50 to cover the meals they will need to purchase on their own.  Participants will have the option to select vegetarian meals.

Program Fee Does NOT Include

Tuition: You must pay tuition and fees for all courses you take through LSU.  The tuition you pay is based on whether or not you are a resident of Louisiana.  If you are an out of state student, you will pay out of state tuition for all courses you take through LSU, including courses on the LSU in Thailand program.

mikeonaplaneAirfare: Each student arranges his/her own roundtrip airfare.  You will be notified by Dr. Motsenbocker when you should purchase airfare.  You should not purchase a ticket until you are told to do so.

Spending money: Although most meals are provided, you should plan for additional expenditures, such as snacks and souvenirs.  Students should budget $50 for meals not covered by the program and additional funds for souvenirs and evenings out with friends.

What to Pack

  • Towel (preferably a thin one, so it will dry quickly)
  • Hard-bound writing tablet for your journal
  • A copy of your passport (keep it separate from your passport, in the event your passport is lost or stolen)
  • Locks to put on your luggage
  • Clothing for 7-10 days
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Medications (prescription and over-the-counter) you regularly take
  • Swin suit
  • Comfortable walking shoes/sandals


lsuinthailandlettuceYou must meet all pre-requisites for the courses you sign up to take in Thailand.  Prerequisites are listed in the LSU Course Catalog.
Course Description
HORT 4012 Special Topics in Horticulture



April 20 4:30pm Students' Orientation
May 3 Summer fee bills available via myLSU
May 18 Summer fee bills due
June 5 Depart the US
June 6 Arrive in Bangkok
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June 28 Depart for home
Aug 2 Grades available via myLSU

Please note: Itinerary is based on previous years.  This is a tentative itinerary and is subject to change.


Faculty Member Department Photo
Dr. Carl Motsenbocker
Program Director
School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Science motsenbocker

Eligibility & Withdrawal


In order to be eligible for LSU in Thailand, you must:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (undergraduate) or 3.0 (graduate students)
  • Be at least 18 years old by the first day of the program
  • Not be on disciplinary or scholastic probation
  • Have the prerequisites for the courses you take
Application Deadline
March 31, 2017

Although the application deadline is March 31, you are advised to register early in order to secure a spot in the program. The program will fill on a first come, first served basis from those who meet the eligibility requirements.

Deposit: A $500 deposit will be placed on your LSU billing statement at the time that you apply to the program. Students at other universities must send in a check or money order (made payable to "Louisiana State University") for the $500 deposit along with their applications.

The $500 deposit is nonrefundable after February 3, 2017.

Payment Deadlines: the $500 deposit is put on your billing statement and is due at the time that the charge appears.  The rest of the program fee (minus the $500 deposit) and the tuition/fees for the courses will appear on your summer fee bill.  Those fee bills are available via myLSU on May 3 and are due on May 18.

If you withdraw from the program: After February 3, you will be responsible for making payments on your study abroad program, even if you do not go on the program. The amount that you will owe is based on the date on which you withdraw. The schedule of payments for withdrawals is:

Date Withdrawal Costs
Withdrawal after February 3, 2017 $500 deposit is non-refundable
Withdrawal after March 3,2017 $500 deposit and $500 payment will be paid
Withdrawal after March 31, 2017 $500 deposit and $1,000 payment will be paid
Withdrawal after April 21, 2017 $500 deposit and entire program fee will be paid

Parents: Have questions about the study abroad process?  Want to ask questions?  We have a Facebook group just for parents of students going on our summer programs!  Join us here.

This program is currently not accepting applications.