ISDSI: Thailand - People, Ecology & Development

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At ISDSI, you will trade-in the traditional classroom for hands-on expedition travel.  ISDSI courses will immerse you in the unique cultures of Thailand, and give you the opportunity to increase your understanding of sustainable development while ... read more

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I gained an understanding of Thai culture/ language/ history/ problems, that I did not have before. As well as the ability to function in an unfamiliar culture. Also a bunch of new friends. - Wheaton College, IL View Entire Review
I truly learned to live in the moment, and I learned how to love, be happy, and relax. - Kalamazoo College View Entire Review
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leadership skills, how to work with differences and adversity, how to cope with uncomfortable/hard situations, how to laugh at mistakes and roll with the ambiguous, how I perform when emotionally, physically and mentally exhausted, how to respect and learn from another culture. 100% worthwhile - Colorado College View Entire Review
I had a truly wonderful semester with this program and would highly recommend it to any student with a willingness to adapt quickly to change and a sense of adventure. I decided to spend my semester abroad with this program because of my dear friend, Alyssa Cheung, whose program report is right below mine. As she did in her repo... - Yale University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with ISDSI - International Sustainable Development Studies Institute: Thailand - Field Courses
I felt like I knew the country, I knew the people, I knew the food systems, I knew the ecology, and I knew the cultural values and mores by the time I left. I don't think I would exchange that experience for anything. It was definitely worthwhile; speaking to my friends from Kalamazoo College who returned from other study abroad... - Kalamazoo College View Entire Review

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At ISDSI, you will trade-in the traditional classroom for hands-on expedition travel.  ISDSI courses will immerse you in the unique cultures of Thailand, and give you the opportunity to increase your understanding of sustainable development while learning from local community leaders. Courses are academically challenging and the overall program will provide you a deep cultural experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.  Going beyond the normal classroom, you will have the opportunity to embrace the vibrant beauty of Thailand first-hand, be welcomed into home-stays by families of different ethnic groups, and engage with the people from the local communities. 

You will be challenged intellectually, emotionally and often physically throughout the semester, and upon completion you will join a network of alumni who say the experience is more than rewarding.  Alumni often comment that studying at ISDSI broadened their way of thinking and perceiving the World and that the experience prepared them for the real World.

ISDSI currently offers semester-long programs and a Certificate in Sustainable Development Studies for
 students completing both semester programs and an internship/independent research project.

People, Ecology and Development
 - work on an organic farm alongside villagers while learning about agroecosystems; backpack on remote forest trails in the mountains of Northern Thailand with ethnic minority village leaders in order to study indigenous forest management; sea kayak in Southern Thailand to learn about oceans, reefs and fishing communities; and more.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Thai
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Agriculture
  • Ecology, Evolution Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
Minimum GPA:
3.0
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