Engineering students may pursue a variety of study abroad programs through Dartmouth's Off-Campus Programs Office. Students interested in foreign study should contact Holly Wilkinson, Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Engineering Programs in Thailand and Hong Kong
Thayer School offers two exchange programs designed especially for Dartmouth engineering majors: one with Thailand's Chulalongkorn University (or 'Chula'), located in the center of Bangkok, and another with The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).
Ayutthaya, the old capital of Thailand
Chula is named in honor of King Chulalongkorn who was instrumental in the modernization of Thailand. Chula's 500-acre campus has over 19,000 undergraduate students and nearly 10,000 graduate students. Its "Faculty of Engineering" was founded in 1913 and is the oldest and arguably the most preeminent engineering school in Thailand. In 2004, The Faculty of Engineering established an English-language subsidiary—the International School of Engineering (ISE).
There are currently about 150 students in each undergraduate class at ISE, and four specializations (or majors):
- Nano Engineering (NANO)
- Information and Communication Engineering (ICE)
- Automotive and Design Engineering (ADME)
- Aerospace Engineering (AERO)
Dartmouth engineering majors at Chula enroll in at least four courses available to students of the Faculty of Engineering, but concentrate on courses offered in ISE. Because Chula's ISE is on a semester system, the courses extend beyond the length of a normal Dartmouth term. Coursework will be completed around the end of April with the remainder of Dartmouth's spring term available for internship or project opportunities.
All undergraduate students at Chula are required to purchase and wear a university uniform. For more on this requirement, see Chula's Office of International Affairs.
Thayer Students in Thailand
Casey Stelmach '10 and Charnice Barbour '12 discuss their roles in the Undergraduate Foreign Exchange Program and what studying in Thailand meant to them.
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