Applying to the Sustainable Development Studies Semester Program
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: WE ARE RUNNING IN PERSON! If you are interested in coming to Thailand to study, contact us at [email protected] TODAY.
The Sustainable Development Studies semester program is a cross-disciplinary, experiential study abroad program that integrates sustainability issues, environmental science, and ecology within the cultural framework of Thailand. Of its many strengths, this program provides a collaborative educational experience for students across all academic disciplines. Our student cohorts often include majors of business, anthropology, religion, sociology, sciences, art. We encourage students of all majors to apply!
- Enrolled in an accredited college or university
- In good academic standing
- Not on academic or disciplinary probation
- Meet our Essential Eligibility Requirements
We recommend that you talk with your study abroad advisor at your home school as soon as possible to learn of any deadlines or requirements they may have for study abroad. We’re here to help! If your school does not already send students to ISDSI, we can help provide the information you may need to get approval for a semester at ISDSI. Email us at [email protected].
(Please note: If you have any severe food allergies, we encourage you to contact us before you apply. Some food allergies are difficult or impossible to accommodate in Thailand.)
How to Apply
Contact us at [email protected] to let us know you are considering applying.
We can help you with the approval process at your college, as well as advise you on scholarship opportunities and space available for the semester you are interested in. Confirm that your passport will be valid for six months after the your semester program ends. If you need to apply for a passport or renew an existing passport, make sure to expedite the process if needed so that you will have your passport in hand at least four weeks before the program starts.
If you missed the deadline to apply to the Sustainable Development Studies program but are still interested, we consider late applications on a space-available basis! Email us at [email protected] right away and we can help walk you through the application process.
Fill out our ONLINE APPLICATION completely and submit it by the deadline for the semester to which you are applying. The online application includes personal information, interests, and essay questions.
Official Academic Transcript
Please contact the Registrar’s Office at your college/university to request an official transcript be sent to [email protected].
Two letters of recommendation
Download the Letter of Recommendation Directions for people recommending you. Request two (2) letters of recommendation from a professor, coach, or administrator. Recommenders can email their letters to [email protected].
Study abroad approval form
We require that you have approval from your study abroad office to apply for the program. Download the Study Abroad Approval Form and meet with your study abroad advisor. After completing the form, email it to [email protected].
Program spaces are filled on a first come, first served basis. You are encouraged to submit your application and supporting materials as early as possible to ensure that there is space available in the semester of your choice. When your application is considered complete (online application, transcript, letters of recommendation, approval form), it will be reviewed for acceptance. If you are accepted, additional information will be required to confirm enrollment.
Email [email protected] if you have any questions about the application process
Applying to the Fall Semester: March 15 (early decision deadline February 15)
Applying to the Spring Semester: November 15 (early decision deadline October 15)
If there is space, we will accept applications on a rolling basis after the deadline. When a semester fills, we will establish a waiting list and admit students on a space available basis.