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Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.5 Minimum GPA (Graduate): 3.0
Language of Instruction: English Housing: Homestay
Number of Credits Offered: 6 Eligible Population: 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior, Graduate
Type of Program: Internship Area of Study: Accounting, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Nonprofit Studies, Art and Visual Technology, Sport Management, Theater, Tourism, Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Communication, Criminology, Law and Society, Education Studies, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Policy, Environmental Science, Finance, International Business
Study Abroad Host: Global Education Office Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program Description:
Internships in Bangkok

Internship Placements in Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand earned its reputation as one of the premier tourist destinations in the world through its gorgeous landscape, beautiful culture, relaxed lifestyle, and the truly warm-hearted nature of its people. Students who choose to do an internship in this Southeast Asian destination have the opportunity to build their resume through meaningful work experience in a growing market. 

About Bangkok

Bangkok is a city unlike any other. As one of the largest metropolitan areas in Asia, Bangkok is a bustling, thriving city that pulses with the everyday energy of the millions of people who call it home and the equally large population of international visitors. To live in Bangkok is to truly be at the heart of the action and to get a sense of the world coming together to work, play, and exchange ideas.

Program Details

World Endeavors

The Global Education Office has partnered with World Endeavors to provide Mason students an internship experience in Bangkok, Thailand. Unlike traditional study abroad programs focusing on one particular subject, internship programs include students from different majors, working and studying in the same location.  The student’s internship placement within a company relative to their area of study defines their global work experience, and determines the internship course credit the student will receive. For example, a Bangkok internship program can include (but is not limited to) students majoring in Accounting, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Nonprofit Studies, Art and Visual Technology, Theater, Tourism, Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Communication, Education Studies, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Policy, Environmental Science, Finance, and International Business.

Internships and Placement

The internship component involves students working five days a week for two months at non-profit or for-profit organization. Once accepted by the Global Education Office internship program, students will work closely with a World Endeavors placement officer to identify areas of interest to secure an internship for their summer abroad. Students may inquire about the type of internship opportunities in their area of study as well as about the complete support services offered during the program to their Global Education Office Program Officer. Within your inquiry, please include your major, career goals, and what knowledge you wish to gain from the internship experience. 

To lean more about the internship placement timeline, click here

To learn more about the internship industries offered in Bangkok, please review the Intern Field by Location Matrix.pdf.

Internship Credit

Undergraduate:  The default Mason internship study abroad credit for undergraduate summer and semester programs is 6 Mason resident credits of Integrative Studies (INTS) 390 - International Internship. Coursework is obtained by an online Blackboard course, taught by a Mason faculty member, during the program. If students wish to obtain internship credit other than INTS 390, students must meet with the internship coordinator or department chair in the department from which they wish to obtain the credit. Students must then communicate with the program officer to complete the necessary paperwork to approve department-specific credit.

Previously, students have been able to obtain alternate credits in the following:

Economics (ECON) 498: Internship (6 credits)
Global Affairs (GLOA) 495: Global Experiential Learning (6 credits)
Conflict Analysis and Resolution (CONF) 385: International Field Experience (6 credits)
Government (GOVT) 480: Internship (3 credits) + Government (GOVT) 398: Study Abroad (3 credits)
Psychology (PSYC) 327: Psychology in the Community (3 credits) + Psychology (PSYC) 461: Special Topics (3 credits)
Communication (COMM) 399: Special Topics in Communication (3 credits) + Communication (COMM) 307: Field Study in Communication (3 credits)

Graduate: Graduate credit may be available for this internship study abroad program, contact the Program Officer for more information. 

Housing

Interns in Thailand live with local host families in shared (with a person of the same gender, also there to intern abroad) or single rooms with a shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. Housing is located in close proximity to public transportation, which, in Bangkok, includes buses, subways, boats, and even an elevated Skytrain.

Visa Requirements

US Nationals will enter Thailand under a single-entry tourist visa. World Endeavors will provide students will necessary documentation (if required). All non-US nationals should visit the Thailand Embassy website for information about visa regulations. 

Program Cost

Summer 2019: $5,155

Contact

Experiential Programs Administrator


Whitney Morgan
wmorgan2@gmu.edu
703-993-4798
Schedule an appointment



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/03/2019 ** Rolling Admission 06/09/2019 08/03/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.