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.


Environmental Studies, Health, Humanities, Life & Physical Sciences, Social & Behavioral 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.

How to Apply

Applying for admission and general Yale credit for designated (non-Yale) study abroad programs is a simultaneous process. It is your responsibility to ensure all application materials are submitted to the Study Abroad Office, and your desired program or university, by the relevant deadlines.

  • Submit an application directly to the Study Abroad Office to be eligible to receive general Yale credit for coursework completed abroad, by the appropriate deadline. Late applications for study abroad credit cannot be accepted.
  • Apply directly to the program or university you hope to attend for admission. Program application deadlines may be earlier or later than Yale’s application deadline. Access the program application directly from their website.
  • You do not need to have already been admitted to your program when you apply for Yale credit.

How to Apply