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  • Locations: Bangkok, Thailand; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Krabi, Thailand; Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing Options: Dormitories, Guest House, Hotels Areas of Study: Biology, Mathematics & Statistics
Minimum Credit Hours:
24 collegiate credit hours Program Type: Study Abroad
Program Description:
GGC in Thailand

Math-Biology Program in Thailand
Seoul, South Korea; Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Krabi, Thailand

Chiang Mai at Dusk

**This program is now full. Please contact the program directors for more information.**

About the Program

This is a month long GGC faculty-led study abroad program that allows the participating students to earn up to 7 credits of GGC course credits in the following bundles:

- MATH2000-Statistics + BIOL4700-Interdisciplinary Applications of Biology,
- MATH2200-Calculus I + BIOL3050-Tropical Biology.

The program is designed in a way that the students will get the most of both their Math and their Biology experience, while at the same time experience up close the amazing cultures of Thailand and South Korea.

There will be four major site visits of 4 days or more each including: Seoul, South Korea; Chiang Mai, Krabi, and Bangkok, Thailand. 
At each site visit, the students will be exposed to the animal and plant bio-diversity and will also learn how to collect data and use statistical or calculus methods to interpret it.

Also, students will work with their Thai or Korean student counterparts for maximum educational and cultural exposure.

The trips will span from visits of Incheon and Seoul on the Pacific, to Krabi on the Indian Ocean, to the mountains of Chiang Mai, at the border of the Golden Triangle between Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar, in the lands of the ancient Lana.


This program will take place in Chiang Mai and Komphaeng Phet, Thailand and Seoul, South Korea. Itinerary may include visits to:
  • Museums, Gardens, and Temples in Seoul
  • Doi Sethep Temple
  • Tiger Camp
  • Royal Gardens
  • Evergreen Forests
  • Waterfalls
  • Tiger Cave Temple
  • Indian Ocean
  • Mangrove Forest
  • National Parks
  • Elephant Camp
  • Sukhothai Temple Ruins
  • Sukhothai Museum
  • Night Market
  • Reclining Buddha
  • Imperial Palace

Course Information

The course offered in this program is:
  • MATH 2000 - Statistics (3 credits)
  • MATH 2200 - Calculus I (4 credits)
  • BIOL 3450 - Conservation Biology (3 credits)
  • BIOL 4700 - Interdisciplinary Applications of Biology (3 credits)

Dates & Duration

This program goes for 29 days during the Summer semester.
Start: June 21st, 2017 Ends: July 20th, 2017


*The itinerary is tentative and subject to change!
Day 1: Departure Atlanta to Seoul, South Korea

Day 2: Arrive in Seoul, evening Tour of Seoul

Day 3: Seoul: Museums, Gardens, Temples

Day 4: Free day in Seoul

Day 5: Departure Seoul to Chiang Mai, Thailand, with layover in Bangkok, Chiang Mai City Tour

Day 6: Class day

Day 7: Visit to Doi Sethep and Tiger Camp

Days 8, 9, & 10: Class days

Day 11: Visit royal Gardens, Evergreen forests, waterfalls; cultural event

Day 12: Departure Chiang Mai to Krabi, Thailand; visit to Tiger Cave Temple

Day 13: 7 island tour and snorkeling  the Indian Ocean

Day 14: Kayaking in Mangrove Forest; visit National Park
Day 15: Elephant Camp

Day 16: Free day; optional Scuba diving

Day 17: Class day

Day 18: Departure to Sukhothai; visit Sukhothai Museum

Day 19: Sunrise at Sukhothai Temple Ruins; bus transfer to Rajabat

Day 20 & 21: Class day

Days 22 & 23: Visit National Park

Day 24, 25, & 26: Class days

Day 27: Departure to Bangkok; visit to Thai Club and Night Market

Day 28: Visit the Reclining Buddha, Imperial Palace

Day 29: Free morning; late afternoon departure back to Atlanta

Cost & Payment

Program cost: $3495
**Please make note all payments are non-refundable upon receipt unless GGC cancels the study abroad program.
GGC tuition and fees are NOT included. Those must be paid before departure and must meet GGC deadlines for tuition and fee payments. 
What's included?
  • Airfare
  • Room and board
  • International health insurance
  • Ground transportation
  • Taxes
  • Airport fees
What's NOT included?
  • GGC tuition & fees
  • Passport
  • Personal expenses (shopping, personal trips, etc.)
  • Unexpected incidents


Payment schedule

For full payment:
December 1st, 2016 $3,495
For installment payments:
Payment Due Date Amount
Deposit December 1st, 2016 $200
First Payment January 1st, 2017 $500
Second Payment February 1st, 2017 $500
Third Payment March 1st, 2017 $500
Final Payment April 1st, 2017 $1,795


International Education Fund (IEF)

All GGC Students who have a minimum institutional GPA of 2.5 and have earned 24 credit hours, are eligible to receive a International Education Fund (IEF) Stipend (Scholarship). You must complete the IEF Stipend Application in the GGC Education Abroad Portal by the deadline:
Term Abroad Deadline
Fall April 15th
Spring November 15th
Maymester/Summer March 15th
Award amounts depending on availability of funds
  • Less than 28 days: $500
  • 28 to 41 days: $700
  • 42 days or longer, up to $1500


The deadline to apply for this program is February 1st, 2016.

**Tuition not included!



For more information, please contact the program directors, Drs. Schlueter and Gyurov, or the Office of Internationalization.
  • Program Directors: Dr. Mark Schlueter - (678) 524-2571 - & Dr. Boyko Gyurov - (678) 824-5167 -
  • Asst. Dir. for Education Abroad: Ms. Cele Blair - (678) 407-5597 -


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.