The dates of this program are approximately between January 6 and April 17. The entire cost of this program will usually be covered by the fees students pay to their own college or university providing the institutions have a signed an agreement with the Spring Semester in Thailand. This arrangement includes tuition at Chiang Mai University, housing, three meals per day, all travel (international and local), visas, books, and field trips. The point of departure will be Los Angeles (extra charges apply for departures other than from LAX). Students will also have miscellaneous personal expenses for passport, health insurance, photography, and their spring break, souvenirs, etc. These costs normally do not exceed $500. Special arrangements can be made for students not attending an approved college or university and they will pay program fees directly to the Spring Semester in Thailand.
There are special scholarships available to eligible students (e.g. Boren and Gillman Scholarships). Unlike other international studies programs, the Spring Semester in Thailand is designed such that students should pay the same or less money as they would normally would pay at their domestic private college or university during the spring semester.
Upon acceptance students must pay a deposit of $300 which will be credited to the total cost of the program and is non-refundable should the student decide not to participate in the program.