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  • Locations: Bangkok, Thailand; Chiang Dow, Thailand; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Koh Samet, Thailand; Prachuab Khiri Khan, Thailand
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: U of U applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Break
  • Courses Offered
  • This program is currently not accepting applications. Click on the disk icon to save the program to your profile, join the interest list, and receive updates.
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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-Led Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing Type(s): Hostel/Hotel Home Campus: Non-U of U, U of U: Utah Campus
Credit Type: Graduate U of U Language(s) of Instruction: English
Minimum Language Prerequisite: Advanced English Language Fluency, No Host Language Badge Opportunities: Independent Options
Eligibility: Course Prerequisite(s), Fourth Year Pharmacy Student, Good Academic & Judicial Standing, Minimum Age: 18 Pre-departure Requirements: Learning Abroad 101, Pre-Departure Orientation, Participation Requirements for Learning Abroad, Post-Decision Health Assessment, Pre & Post Commitments
Program Description:

Thailand International Elective (TIE)


The Thailand International Elective (TIE) is a 4-week study abroad didactic overview of global health. The program provides a working knowledge of global health and the cultural, social, political, and health issues currently facing developing countries such as Thailand. TIE is a comprehensive approach for introducing individuals to international work. TIE participants study tropical medicine, public health methodologies for the developing world, traditional medicine, and finally participate in field practical (clinical) work.

Content includes:
  • Social and Environmental Health Care in the Tropics
  • Traditional and Alternative Medicine
  • Pharmacy Practice in Thailand and the developing world
  • Clinical Diseases of the Tropics, such as tuberculosis, leprosy, dengue fever, avian flu, and HIV/AIDS
Clinical experience includes infectious disease, pharmacy, refugee health, internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and emergency medicine.


  • Available credit(s): 6 
  • Applicants are required to enroll in the program course
  • Courses are subject to change
  • Click on the Courses Offered link above for more information, including prerequisites


In addition to taking classes, students enrich their time abroad by participating in Learning Abroad Badge opportunities such as, Career Development, Language Immersion, Research Experience, and Community Engagement:
Badge Opportunities
The Learning Abroad Badges listed in the Fact Sheet above are included in this program. Some programs offer opportunities to earn additional Learning Abroad Badges through independent options.  Students interested in earning multiple Learning Abroad Badges can participate in the Global U Program and receive special recognition at graduation.


  • Hanna Raber, PharmD
    • Assistant Professor
    • College of Pharmacy


  • See Housing Type(s) above
  • Participants are required to use the program housing facilities
  • Housing is included in the program cost


  • Click on the Budget Sheet link above for information about ESTIMATED costs
  • Participants should read the full Withdrawal Penalty Policy BEFORE applying
  • Scholarships are available for Degree-Seeking, University of Utah students
  • Financial Aid might apply, visit your Financial Aid Counselor for more information


The Learning Abroad Handbook outlines the University of Utah's eligibility requirements, financial policies, conduct standards, administrative procedures, academic expectations, as well as visa and passport guidelines for Learning Abroad Programs. ALL participants are subject to the rules and regulations in the Learning Abroad Handbook. It is every participant's responsibility to read the Learning Abroad Handbook and contact Learning Abroad with any questions.

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This program is currently not accepting applications. Click on the disk icon to save the program to your profile, join the interest list, and receive updates.