More than just study abroad

Other Activities at ISDSI

In addition to our core work on study abroad focused on sustainability, culture and ecology, we also have additional activities and programs going on at ISDSI

MSID: Minnesota Studies in International Development

ISDSI is the Thailand partner for the University of Minnesota‘s MSID: International Development in Thailand. This is a great program focused on teaching students about community development through a semester at ISDSI combining coursework with a community development internship.

Kalamazoo College Thailand: social justice and sustainability

ISDSI also runs the Kalamazoo College: Thailand Program focusing on a deep dive into the cultures and environment of Thailand.  In partnership with Payap University, the K Thailand program includes courses on Thai language and culture, as well as a courses on social justice and environmental sustainability. The program includes weekly experiential field studies, three week long extended field studies,  and a final six week internship following the fall semester.

Faculty led programs, workshops and sabbaticals

We host faculty at ISDSI for sabbaticals, short and long term field research, and exposure / learning trips to Thailand. We can help design and host your faculty led course in Thailand as well. If you are interested in opportunities to spend time at ISDSI or to partner with us for a faculty led course, email us at [email protected]. We also are running a regular faculty site visit focused on learning about our approach to study abroad and experiential learning.  For that opportunity, please look at our Faculty Site Visit page.


“I learned more in the six months I was in Thailand than I did the rest of my time as an undergraduate.”

Ashley V. | Fall, 2005

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Semester Deadlines

Fall Semester: March 15 |  Spring Semester: October 12

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