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  • Locations: Bangkok, Thailand; Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Program Terms: Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Iowa State applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 01-Oct-2020 02-Oct-2020 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Serracin, Mercedes Click here for a definition of this term Program Director: Sponseller, Brett
Housing Options: Hotel/Tourist Lodging Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
Language of Instruction: English Host Country Language: Thai
Click here for a definition of this term Sponsor: Iowa State University Click here for a definition of this term ISU Course: VMPM 496
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Program Type: Direct
Program Description:
elephant bath   heartbeat   river float   food 2   beach   

Veterinary Medicine in Thailand
Led by Dr. Brett Sponseller & Dr. Beatrice Sponseller

Estimated Program Cost, Tuition not included: $5,200 (This price is based on $1800 airfare.  Adjust costs accordingly depending on airfare prices.)

Application deadline: January 31, 2018

Thailand Study Abroad 2018
May 19 - June 3 , 2018

Day 1 
Arrive at Suvarnabhumi airport, Bangkok around midnight
Check in at CU International House (6 nights)

Day 2 
Visit floating market
Chao Phraya River Cruise Dinner

Day 3 
Visit Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha Temple, Reclining Buddha Temple

Day 4 
Meet the Dean, CVM, Chulalongkorn University
Visit Chitralada Villa (The King’s agricultural demonstration projects)
Visit Pasteur Institute for rabies, snake farm

Day 5 
Visit shrimp farm and shrimp processing plant in Samut Sakorn province

Day 6 
Visit live poultry market
Visit commercial swine operation (CP)

Days 7-9 
Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Chonburi province
Stay at Khao Kheow Open Zoo (2 nights)

Day 9 
Return to Bangkok and take overnight bus to Chiang Mai

Day 10 
Check in Ponpink Tower hotel (5 nights)
Doi Suthep, Doi Pui (Hmong hill tribe)
Sunday night flea market

Day 11 
Meet the Dean, CVM, Chiang Mai University
Mae Sa elephant camp
Northern Thai dinner with traditional Thai dances

Day 12 
Elephant conservation center, Lampang province
View elephant painting

Day 13 
Night Safari zoo hospital

Day 14 
Mae Tang elephant camp
Elephant ride

Day 15 
Chiang Mai zoo hospital
Closing ceremony and certificate presentation
Take overnight bus to Bangkok

Day 16 
Free time in Bangkok
Check in and stay at an airport hotel

Day 17 
Depart from Suvarnabhumi airport, Bangkok

   shrimp factory   snake   dinner   palpation  zoo