Career Strategy Fellowships Study Abroad Summer Session MyCIPE

International Sustainable Development Studies Institute (ISDSI): People, Ecology, & Development

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Program Information


Chiang Mai, Thailand


Fall, Spring


English, Thai

Minimum Language Requirement

None; however, you must take the host language as one of your courses.

Areas of Focus

STEM, Global Health, Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences




Academically challenging and intensely experiential, ISDSI courses are expeditions into the cultures and ecology of Thailand. Each course is focused on understanding sustainable development and is designed in collaboration with local communities. Expedition Field Courses are hands-on learning — assignments include everything from a coral reef survey to ethnographic research. Students live with local families, and backpack, sea kayak and travel through the landscapes they are studying.

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Detailed information about this program, including courses, housing, and fees, is available on the program website.

In order to study abroad for credit, you must complete two applications. You will need to both apply to your program for admission (via the program website) and apply to Yale for approval to receive credit.

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