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Thailand 2013

Program Dates
To Be Determined

A study abroad trip to Thailand is planned for May 2013 in conjunction with Chulalongkorn University.  The duration will be ~15 days including travel.  Enrollment will be open to approximately 6/7 (Subject to change) third or fourth year students in good academic standing with interests in food animal, and wildlife veterinary medicine. Students will also have the opportunity to visit the US Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences (AFRIMS) in Bangkok which maintains a world class laboratory animal facility.  The proposed itinerary which is subject to modification is to visit the following sites;
1.     Swine production,  large integrated and traditional
2.     Poultry: large integrated vs traditional
3.     Large animal clinics and field operations
4.     Shrimp production facilities
5.     Crocodile production facility
6.     Elephant clinic
7.     Zoo
8.     AFRIMS
Participants will also have opportunity to experience Thai culture through planned excursions and free time.


Approximate costs*:

Program costs**: $4700

Tuition + Fees:  $2500***

Total: $7200

*Please Note:  All costs are estimated and could change based on airfare, currency conversion rates and increases in tuition and fees. 

**Program Costs include all lodging, meals, airfare, entrance fees, and incidentals.

***Please note that upon successful completion of the course tuition-paying students will receive a $1000 scholarship from the College to be applied to their fall U-bill.  Non-resident students who choose to take more than one study abroad trip in one summer will pay non-resident tuition and will only receive the $1000 scholarship once per year.  The scholarship can be awarded in consecutive years but no more than once per year.


For more information on this program or any of the Group or Individual Study Abroad opportunities offered by the College of Veterinary Medicine, contact Katie Davidson at katied@iastate.edu or call (515) 294-1501.