Applying to the

ISDSI Semester Program

Applying to an ISDSI Semester Program

Fall Semester Deadline: March 15

Spring Semester Deadline: October 15

After the deadline, applications are considered on a rolling basis — so contact us if you are interested at [email protected] to see if there is still space!

The ISDSI Thailand semester program is a cross-disciplinary, experiential study abroad program that integrates the study of Thai culture with travel and exploration throughout Thailand. Among 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!


Eligible applicants

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: Given the inherent limitations of operating a program in Thailand, we might not be able to accommodate all allergies, learning needs, physical and other limitations. Contact us in advance if you have any allergies or necessary accommodations.)

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. You must have your passport in hand at least three months before the program starts.

If you missed the deadline to apply 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.

Online application

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 CEC Recommendation letter directions for people recommending you. Request two (2) letters of recommendation from a professor, coach,  or administrator.  Recommenders can email their letters directly to [email protected].

Scan of your passport page

We require a high quality and legible scan of your passport photo/signature page when you apply so that we can begin the process of requesting letters of support for your visa.

Study abroad approval form

We require that you have approval from your study abroad office to apply for the program. Meet with your study abroad advisor and send them a link to this form to fill out: CEC Study Abroad Approval form.


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 it will be reviewed for acceptance. A completed application includes:

  • Online application
  • Transcript
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Scan of passport
  • Study abroad approval form

If you are accepted, additional information will be required to finalize your enrollment.

Email [email protected] if you have any questions about the application process.

Application Deadlines

Semester Application Deadlines: Fall – March 15 / Spring – October 15

Summer Application Deadline: April 1

After the deadline we will accept students on a space available basis, so contact us at [email protected]

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