Semester Abroad - Bangkok, Thailand

Basic Information:

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: Juniors and Seniors of any major major demonstrating interest and academic fitness; best suited for Intercultural Studies majors and Asian Studies minors. Admission to this selective program is by application and interview.

WHEN: Spring Semesters each year. Spring 2016: 6 students 

PRIMARY CONTACT: Vienna Lewin, Administrative Assistant, College of Missions


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.


Please fill out the checklistapplication, and three reference forms and return them to the College of Missions Administrative Assistant.

The 2015 deadline to apply for Spring 2016 is September 30, 2015.

Have questions regarding the College of Missions Semester Abroad programs? Take a look at our FAQ sheet.