Program Options

There are several options for studying abroad at ISDSI, including semester, semester plus internship, and summer programs.

During Fall and Spring semesters we offer the People, Ecology and Development Program, and in the summer we offer Elephants, Culture and Ecology.


ISDSI runs two semesters a year, Fall and Spring. The People, Ecology and Development Program is 17-weeks long and offered both semesters.

We also offer a limited number of Semester Internship placements. Students will spend the first month in intensive Thai followed by the three month placement with an organization related to their areas of interest.


Students have the option to stay on after the ISDSI semester to do a supervised internship either at an NGO or in another related project/activity related to the student’s interests.This is an 6 week summer internship.

ISDSI staff will work with the student to develop an appropriate placement and supervision. Former students have found this internship to be very valuable when applying to graduate school and/or post-graduate jobs.


ISDSI’s program Elephants, Culture and Ecology runs for five weeks during the summer.  It is a great option for students looking for a short-term program that still provides the opportunity to experience Thailand hands-on.

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Fall Semester: March 15  |  Spring Semester: October 12

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