International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987

Culture Corner

The ISA Bangkok Office

The ISA Bangkok Resident staff conducts the on-site orientation, leads excursions, assists with housing and provides support on and off campus. The staff is always ready to help students adjust to life in Bangkok, allowing them to have the best possible experience abroad.

ISA students also have access to all the resources of Mahidol University, including counseling services, a health center, academic advising, tutoring, libraries, internet access, and organized clubs and activities.

Mahidol University

In 1889 Majesty King Chulalongkorn the Great Rama V, founded Mahidol University, making it the oldest educational institution in Thailand. In 1985 Mahidol University International College (MUIC) was added on as one of the many great changes Mahidol University made throughout the years. MUIC provides a high standard of international education and encourages independent and analytical thinking.

Some of the key elements stressed at MUIC are learning in math and science, competence in communication skills, literature, philosophy, and the arts. MUIC's goal is "to prepare students to live and work in a diverse and increasingly globalized world by promoting a spirit of excellence within the faculty, staff, and students in order to produce quality graduates and postgraduates."

Programs in the social sciences, business, and hospitality and tourism management stand alongside offerings in medicine and natural sciences. The College also offers general education courses in foreign languages, and humanities. The classroom encompasses an interactive environment, which encourages discussion and critical explorations of ideas.

ISA Housing

Dormitory housing options are located a short bus ride away from the Mahidol University campus. Modern single and shared rooms are well equipped with air conditioning and bedding, a common lounge, kitchen, internet, cable TV, international telephone services, as well as shared laundry and cleaning services.

To find out more about housing assignments, please visit the "Housing" section of the Bangkok page.