To apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking, undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You must be in good academic standing and have a minimum 2.8 cumulative resident GPA. You may apply as a freshman but must have sophomore standing when the program begins.
Thai Language courses:
The Thai and Southeast Asian Studies Certificate Program is for students interested in becoming proficient in the Thai language and knowledgeable about the culture, religion, history and politics of Thailand and the surrounding region. The program offers Thai language, required and elective courses in a wide range of disciplines, and extensive field trips and cultural activities.
All students in the Thai and Southeast Studies program take two required courses:
100-level Thai language (UWEC Foreign Language Elective Lower Division GE IA) (3-6 credits). Please note that you are required to take at least 3 credits of Thai language.
Cultural Foundations of Thai Society (UWEC Anthropology Elective Lower Division GE 3) (3 credits)
In addition, students also take two to three elective courses for a total of 12-15 credits. Elective courses are generally drawn from the following subject areas: Sociology/Anthropology, Religion, History/Political Science, and Fine Arts. They vary from term to term and are only confirmed 2-3 months prior to the start of the term. To see a listing of past elective courses, visit the Payap site: http://www.seaigs.org/fall-2012-courses.html.
If you are staying for the full year, you will continue with six credits of 200-level Thai language (UWEC Foreign Language Elective Lower Division GE IA, grade of C or higher will meet the Foreign Language competency requirement) and two or three elective courses during your second semester. Full year students may also work with Payap University faculty to develop independent study courses.
UW-EAU CLAIRE EQUIVALENCIES FOR PAYAP UNIVERSITY
Some courses you can take at Payap have already been evaluated for UW-Eau Claire credit. To find courses that have been evaluated for Payap, you will go to the Transfer Wizard site here: https://my.uwec.edu/psp/PUBLIC/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/EAU_SS_CUSTOM.EAU_TRNCRDWZ.GBL
Choose Thailand then click "Search"
Click on the Payap Univ link that appears
Click "Search" again. All Payap courses that have been evaluated for UWEC credit will appear, in alphabetical order by the Payap "School Subject"
If the Payap course does not appear on the list, it has not yet been evaluated for UWEC credit
Please keep in mind that this is a historical record of past course equivalences. There is no guarantee that the same courses will be offered in the future, or that they will be offered during the term in which you are abroad.
Fall semester begins in early-to-mid-August and ends in early December. Spring semester begins in early-to-mid January and ends in early May. Exact dates are available the semester prior to departure.
updated 5/8/13 jmk