Thailand Study Abroad

Tropical Ecology & Conservation Program in Thailand
Dates: January 2025  | Credits: 5 BIO 48400 & A48800)

The Thailand winter program will explore topics in tropical ecology and conservation. Students will learn about the functioning of many tropical ecosystems including forests, streams, mangrove swamps, coral reefs, and caves. Challenges to biodiversity conservation in tropical countries will be investigated during field trips. 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 cave, and wetland areas. Students should be physically fit and willing to go on strenuous hikes in hot and humid conditions. The ability to swim would be advantageous. Biology 10200, an equivalent course, or permission of the instructor is required.                                                                                                                                                                                               

Cultural excursions and field visits:

• Wildlife breeding center 

• Buddhist temple 

• Coral reef snorkeling

• Bird watching

• Mangroves/shrimp farm

• Satun cave



Before you go check the helpful links below:      

CDC Center for Disease Control- Check for any travel notices. U.S. Department of State International Travel U.S. Department of State International Travel- Learn more about your destination. Consulate General of Thailand - Pay your reciprocity fee or find out more information on visas. .




- Application fee $300

- CCNY Tuition: 5 Credits

- Program cost: $1,500

-  Airfare: $1,000 - $1,700


Important Dates (mandatory meetings):

- Deadline for all Application Materials: TBA

- Interview with Study Abroad: October TBA

- Pre-Departure Orientation: TBA

- Deadline for payment of Program costs: TBA


*Program cost includes: Airport Pick Up, Housing, Meals and  Cultural Activities. 

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