Study Abroad - Bangkok, Thailand
WHERE: Asia Pacific Student Abroad Initiative (APSAI) is based in Bangkok, Thailand and is in partnership with Assemblies of God World Missions (AGWM).
WHAT: NCU students will take Thai language and other ICS and online courses totaling 15 credits. NCU students will study with undergrads from other AG schools.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Jr and Sr ICS majors, Asian Studies minors and other students demonstrating interest and academic fitness. Admission to this selective program is by application and interview.
Fall 2013: 4 students
Spring 2014: 6 students
WHEN: Fall and Spring Semesters each year.
PRIMARY CONTACT: Diane Campbell, Director of the Antioch Center for the Study of World Religions & Issues at NCU.
More About This Opportunity:
Asia Pacific Student Abroad Initiative
A semester at APSAI will give you an opportunity to immerse yourself into the Asian culture in a Mega-Metro setting, work with experienced missionaries, and earn credits towards your undergraduate degree. Intensive study in Thai language and culture will be a daily part of your routine along with other classes and experiences centering on intercultural study, community development and ministry.
Students will learn from the experience of indigenous local churches and para-church organizations, by participating in their ongoing outreaches and ministries, such as teaching English, community development in slums, university outreach, and other opportunities.
While this semester in Bangkok is tailored to meet the international experience requirements of the Intercultural Studies major, any NCU student may apply to participate. Opportunities may be available to remain in Thailand (or another Asian location) for the purpose of completing a summer internship. Internship opportunities vary and may be discussed with the program facilitator after the completion of the application process.