Thailand Study Abroad


Winter 2021

Program Dates: January 4-22, 2021

Credits: 5 ( BIO 48800 & A48800) 

Program: Tropical Ecology and Conservation 

The Thailand winter program will explore topics in tropical ecology and conservation. Students will learn about the functioning of a variety of tropical ecosystems including forests, streams, mangrove swamps, coral reefs, and a large subterranean cave. Challenges to biodiversity conservation in developing tropical countries will be investigated through visits to a shrimp farm and tropical tree plantations, including rubber and oil palm. CCNY faculty, David Lohman, will oversee this intensive field-based course where students live at Khao Ban Thad Wildlife Sanctuary and visit a coral reef, a rocky shore, and tropical seagrass beds. Students must be physically fit, able to swim, and willing to go on strenuous hikes in hot and humid conditions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Cultural excursions and field visits:

• Wildlife breeding center 

• Coral reef snorkeling

• Mangroves/shrimp farm

• Buddhist temple 

• Bird watching

• Satun cave


Before you go check the helpful links below:       

Center for Disease Control- Check for any travel notices.

U.S. Department of State International Travel- Learn more about your destination.


Consulate General of Thailand- Pay your reciprocity fee here or find out more information on visas.

Important Dates (mandatory meetings):

- Deadline for all Application Materials: October 26, 2020
- Interview with Study Abroad: October 18-23, 2020
- Pre-Departure Orientation: November 20, 2020, @ 12noon 
- Deadline for payment of Program costs: December 4, 2020


PROGRAM COST: $1,550.00
AIRFARE: $1,000-$1,400.00


Airport Pick Up, Housing, Meals and  Cultural Activities.