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Bangkok, Thailand Project Center
Bangkok, Thailand (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: C term
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Project Center Website: Click to visit
Restrictions: WPI applicants only
Estimated Expenses: C term
Fact Sheet:
Project Opportunities:
Richard Vaz, Seth Tuler
Center Highlights:
All projects conducted in partnership with students and faculty from Chulalongkorn University, International, Urban
Housing Type:
Student residence or hotel
Program Preparation:
1/6 PQP in the term preceding departure, ID 2050 in the term preceding departure, Thai language prep in A term.
Program Eligibility:
All majors eligible, Good academic standing (not on academic warning or academic probation), Sophomore at the time of application
Program Description:


Situated in the heart of Southeast Asia, Thailand is an intensely beautiful country: a land of gilded temples, outdoor markets, and golden beaches.

Students at the Bangkok, Thailand Project Center have a unique opportunity to become acquainted with the people of Thailand and address some of the challenges common to developing nations by working on a variety of social and environmental projects. Thai people are among the friendliest and most hospitable in the world and have a great talent for enjoying life. 

Accommodations near the prestigious Chulalongkorn University in the heart of Bangkok enable students to explore the city's many attractions.


WPI students work in multicultural teams with students from Chulalongkorn University on projects proposed by local nonprofit organizations, universities, and governmental and non-governmental organizations. Projects take place in the city of Bangkok and surrounding rural areas, with many focusing on underserved communities.

Project Examples

  • Health and human services - Developing effective and accessible media on integrative therapies for breast cancer patients
  • Community development - Designing safe playgrounds for the Klong Toey community
  • Sustainable development - Developing a strategy to improve solar home system sustainability in rural Thailand
  • Environmental issues - Designing an environmental management information system for Thailand's industrial estates


Project Center Website

Student travel website from the Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Country-specific page from the U.S. Department of State

Country-specific travel health information from the Center for Disease Control

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Acad Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
C term 2014-2015 09/26/2014
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
C term 2015-2016 10/05/2015
Rolling Admission 01/09/2016 03/06/2016

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.