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Laos, Thailand, and Malaysia (Political Science): SCSU Short-Term
Bangkok, Thailand; Penang, Malaysia; Vientiane, Laos (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Winter Break
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Winter Break 2018 10/01/2018 10/13/2018 12/24/2018 01/13/2019
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Program Type: Faculty Led Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.0
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Non-SCSU Student: Yes Housing Options: Hotels
Language Courses Offered: No Credit Type: Undergraduate
Program Length: Short-Term Program
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  Academic Calendar:  Winter Break 
  Credits:  3 Credits 
  Faculty & Staff: 
     Dr. Shoua Yang – Political Science
     Shahzad Ahmad – Multicultural Student Services                                        
  Housing:  Hotels
  Meals:  Not included in program fee
  Language of instruction:  English 

  Costs: Winter Break - CLICK HERE


Traveling through Southeast Asia, students will have the opportunity to witness the developing governments and societies of Laos, Thailand, and Malaysia. Most popular for their tourist attractions, Southeast Asia is enriched with a deep history of division as well as unified strength. Traveling to Laos, Thailand, and Malaysia will give students the opportunity to be engaged in experiential learning and explore three diverse countries. Students will have the opportunity to explore multiple religions and government structures on this amazing two week trip. Before going on this short- term program students will attend a Sunday night class to learn about the political structures and history of Laos, Thailand, and Malaysia.

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As a part of the program, students are required to register and attend POL 495. Sunday evening classes begin in mid-October until early December. In class, students will learn about the political structures and history of Laos, Thailand, and Malaysia. While abroad, students are required to write three reflection papers about their experiences and participate in class debriefings in every country. These activities will continue once the students return to SCSU.


Students will have a set schedule planned for them by the faculty and graduate assistants leading the program, however, students will also be allowed to explore on their own.

  • Bangkok, Thailand 
    • New York City with a touch of traditional culture. 
    • Grand Palace
    • Floating Marketing
    • Reclining Buddha
  • Vientiane, Laos
    • Venture into a developing metropolitan city
    • Hmong Village
    • US Embassy
    • Markets
  • Penang, Malaysia
    • Witness the peaceful co-existence of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity and visit each individual places of worship
    • Universiti Sains Malaysia


Students will be housed in different hotel accommodations within each country.


  • Freshman status or above
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Open to all majors
  • Students should first apply with SCSU online
  • Students will also be required to attend evening classes


NOTE: The start and end dates are tentative

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