Program Overview

World Endeavors provides a unique opportunity to study at Mahidol University in Thailand. Mahidol University was first established as a medical school in the late 1800s. One medical school has grown into four, as well as renowned faculties in music, business, sciences, and liberal arts. World Endeavors students at Mahidol University take classes through the university’s International College. This college offers full degree programs in a wide range of subjects all taught in English, making it easy for study abroad students to fulfill degree requirements from their home universities. Students at the International College come from Thailand and are from more than 40 other countries around the world. The campus of Mahidol University houses a variety of cultural centers, and many social activities are held on campus throughout the year, including dances, concerts, plays, and movies. There are also many student clubs for students to share interests in artistic, cultural, political, religious, or athletic activities. The campus is located in a peaceful suburb of Bangkok with all the attractions of the city only half an hour away.


The World Endeavors program at Mahidol University is a great fit for students who want to continue their degree program in English while being immersed in a new culture. The wide selection of courses and international student body make this a great place to explore academically, socially, and culturally as well as to make friends from around the world.


  • Strong academic standing
  • A good command of written and spoken English.
  • Passport and visa are correct and up to date.
  • Have courses selected to ensure that any study plan can be completed during the time of your enrollment.


As the capital of Thailand, Bangkok is a thriving metropolis and one of the economic and cultural centers of southeast Asia. Visitors can find stunning monuments to Thailand’s heritage here, including the royal Grand Palace, the fascinating European-Thai architecture of Dusit Park, and historic Buddhist, Hindu, and Sikh temples. Meanwhile, the city carries on its vibrant daily life in the colorful markets and along the Chao Phrya River. Life in Bangkok is a unique and unpredictable mix of international business, close-knit neighborhoods, ancient heritage, and festive local celebrations. There’s plenty here to keep students fascinated and engaged, and, for those who want to explore, it’s the perfect place to begin a trip into the less urban regions of Thailand and Southeast Asia. Mahidol University is located on a leafy green campus in Salaya, a suburb of Bangkok, offering a quiet place to work and live within easy reach of the city.


Students live in shared, fully furnished rooms at the university’s International House. Each room includes air conditioning, a private bathroom, and a telephone. The House provides amenities including a computer room with Internet access, laundry room, kitchen, dining area, TV lounge, day and night security guards, and room cleaning services twice a week. If all spaces at the International House are filled, alternative accommodations will be arranged. In this case, most students stay in shared apartment accommodations near campus. Some housing locations have the option of bicycle rental. Students can choose to eat in the campus Student Union, which holds a number of food shops, or visit any of the numerous food markets and restaurants around the campus.

Life in Bangkok

The beautiful and energetic capital of Thailand offers a vibrant tapestry of 21st century economic progress and old world charm. For students the generally lower expenses compared to many Western cities, allows them to stretch their budgets while enjoying a high standard of living.

Students can dive into the city’s vibrant street life, exploring bustling markets like Chatuchak and savoring delicious Thai cuisine at every corner. The city’s rich cultural heritage is evident in its awe-inspiring temples like Wat Pho and ornate mansions like the Grand Palace, providing immersive opportunities to learn about Thai history and traditions. Additionally, Bangkok’s central location in Southeast Asia makes it an ideal hub for exploring neighboring countries and embarking on unforgettable weekend getaways.

Support while in Thailand

World Endeavors study abroad programs offer full support, starting with airport pickup and accommodation transfer upon arrival followed by an on-site orientation covering health, safety, and local tips. Emergency support from your in-country coordinator, 24/7 travel medical insurance, and continuous contact with your advisor for additional assistance throughout the program helps you feel secure and supported. Whatever challenges life throws your way, we’ve got you covered!


Upon successful completion of the program, credit and transcripts will be issued by Mahidol University.

The World Endeavors process is designed to take the guesswork out of academic credit and credit transfers. Our experienced advisors work with each student and his or her academic advisor before the program begins to ensure students earn the credit expected for courses taken abroad.


  • Applicants must have completed secondary school, be currently enrolled in a university, or already hold a university degree or the equivalent.
  • Applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • English fluency is required.
  • No previous experience with the Thai language is required.

Course Load

Each student takes 4 courses for 3 credits each.

What's Included/ Costs


  • Dedicated Program Advisor who is accessible and experienced
  • Tuition: 12-18 credits per semester (up to 5 courses)
  • Academic transcript from Mahidol University
  • Pre and post arrival orientation; re-entry guidance
  • Student services and learning support
  • 24/7 emergency phone support
  • Airport reception and welcome
  • Student housing accommodations
  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Travel visa guidance and support
  • Advice on how to get a local phone number


  • Round-trip transportation to Bangkok, Thailand
  • Meals
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions
  • Textbooks and other course materials
  • Daily transportation
  • Personal expenses
Study In Thailand (Mahidol University)
Cost: $9,940

Dates & Deadlines

Trimester 1: Sept 3 - Dec 1, 2024

Application Deadline: July 1st

Trimester 2: Jan 6 - April 7, 2024

Application Deadline: Oct 1st

Trimester 3: April 7 - July 21, 2024

Application Deadline: Jan 1st

Every World Endeavors Study Abroad Program Includes

Our study abroad programs are as unique as our destinations, but there are program features that unify all of our study experiences.


  • Top accredited universities
  • Flexible durations – 2 to 4 weeks to a full academic year
  • Expansive destination options
  • English instruction offered in all locations


  • Vetted campus accommodations selected with quality and safety in mind
  • Friendly community of peers from local host country and around the world


  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator


  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support
  • Activities and cultural engagement
  • On-campus social events, clubs and sports


  • Professional assistance and collaboration with home institution on course approvals and credit transfers
  • Transcript received directly from university abroad


  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance


When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.


Thailand offers a wealth of activities to enjoy during your spare time, providing a blend of cultural exploration, natural beauty, and relaxation. Here are some exciting things to do:

  • Visit Temples and Historical Sites: Immerse yourself in the country’s rich history and architectural marvels.
  • Indulge in Thai Cuisine: Experience the vibrant mix of sweet, sour, spicy, and savory flavors that make Thai food so renowned globally.
  • Relax with Thai Massages and Wellness: Treat yourself to traditional Thai massages and wellness treatments, which are deeply rooted in Thai culture. Visit spa resorts and wellness retreats to rejuvenate both your body and mind.
  • Visit Elephant Sanctuaries: Experience ethical elephant interactions at reputable sanctuaries, where you can feed, bathe, and learn about these majestic animals while supporting responsible tourism practices.

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Skeptical at first how beneficial this program would be especially considering the costs but I can confidently say it was all well worth it. Pre-program support was amazing - I was applying for an internship and hoping/needing it to start within 3-4 weeks for it be beneficial for me. Natalie from World Endeavors was able to stay on top of all processing, reviewing, and clarifying that eventually eased my worries about the program and short time frame. The internship itself was something I could not have obviously experienced in my own country and culture but it was much more than that. My supervisor was more like a mentor who was genuinely interested in teaching and exposing me to situations one cannot find in a book or on the internet. I owe much of my positive experience to my supervisor, the university I was able to work in, and my coordinators who were able to bring me to this opportunity. Opportunities like these may need some luck but no matter what support from World Endeavors was always there. From the very beginning, all the way through, and even once the program was over - World Endeavors was genuine invested and greatly contributed in my program success.

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I had the most incredible experience interning in Bangkok, Thailand through World Endeavors. They placed me in a host family that was so kind and the Thai advisor was always there for me when I needed anything during my stay. I learned so much about Thai culture and Buddhism and had a great internship that taught me a lot about the medical field. I would highly recommend to anyway who is ready for an adventure.

Maria PVolunteer in Thailand

I have always wanted to combine volunteering, travelling and discovering new cultures. This summer thanks to World Endeavors I made it! I went volunteering for 3 weeks in Thailand, and it was one of the best experiences of my life! I had the possibility to work in a school, helping the kids improving their English, and living with local people there, which was amazing and so involving because I could get to know Thai people’s lifestyle and habits in depth, which is impossible as a normal tourist.
I think that World Endeavors is a great organisation, that helped me step by step. First through informative emails, second with Skype calls, third with the help of the in-coordinator in Bangkok, a person I could always count on during all my stay.
All the staff is very kind and helpful and they were very fast at answering any questions I had.
I strongly recommend it for everyone who is interested in a life changing experience!

Madison OIntern in Thailand

My experience with World Endeavors was truly life-changing! The staff and my host family went above and beyond to make me comfortable and give me a truly immersive experience. Additionally, I got hands-on clinical experience that I could not have gotten in the United States.

Thailand FAQs

When is the Rainy Season in Thailand?

The rainy season in Thailand typically starts in May and ends in October. The heaviest rains are usually during September, but there can be some rain throughout the rainy season.

Is Thailand a Tropical Island?

No, Thailand is not an island. It is in Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and Malaysia. It is connected to the mainland by land bridges, but it does have more than 3,000 islands off its coastline. Thailand is tropical, between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. Thailand has warm temperatures and high humidity, ideal for tropical plants and animals.

Is Thailand Cheap?

Thailand is considered to be a budget-friendly destination. The cost of living is relatively low, and many goods and services are inexpensive compared to other countries. The country’s diverse landscape and vibrant culture make it an excellent option for travelers looking to explore without spending too much.

What Should You Bring to Thailand?

It’s important to bring appropriate clothing for the climate; lightweight, breathable fabrics are best. Additionally, a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent are essential for protection from the sun and bugs.

Is Thailand Safe to Travel to?

Thailand is generally considered safe for travel. However, travelers should know health advisories, follow good hygiene practices, and use mosquito repellent. Respecting local customs and laws is also essential, and precautions against scams and petty theft are advised in tourist areas. Staying informed about travel advisories and seeking reliable information from recent travelers can ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.

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