UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Semester Study Abroad Programs

Thailand: Chulalongkorn Business School

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  • Overview

    Kenan-Flagler Global Programs (KFBS semester exchanges, KFBS summer programs, and KFBS short-term immersions) are ONLY open to students who have been admitted to the major or minor Undergraduate Business Program. Pre-business students and non-business majors and minors are not eligible to apply to Kenan-Flagler Global Programs. Admission status to the Undergraduate Business Program will be verified for all applicants.

    This program is eligible for the Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship (UNC-CH undergraduates only). To learn more visit the Phillips Ambassadors website at http://phillips.unc.edu/. When you are ready to apply click here.

    Chulalongkorn University was founded in 1917 with the purpose of educating individuals for leadership roles in the public and private sectors. The University is composed of 41 faculties, departments, colleges, academic, research, and service institutes, and academic offices. It is the only Thai university ranked in the The Times Higher World's Top 200. The BBA was founded in 1996 and their students consistently excel at local and international academic competitions. The total student population at Chulalongkorn is more than 32,000.

    *All courses are taught in English. There is no option to take a language course in Thai.

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    Eligibility

    • GPA Requirement: 3.00 
    • Language Prerequisite: None
    • Class during program (min): Junior
    • Language of Instruction: English
    • Non-UNC may apply? No 

    Exchange Options
    • Undergraduate Exchange: Yes Exchange Only 
    • Graduate Exchange: No
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  • Program Terms and Dates

    This program is offered during the following terms: Fall, Spring

    Program dates are generally as follows:
    Fall - Early August to Mid December
    Spring​ - Early January to Mid May

     Spring 2018 dates are January 8, 2018 - May 31, 2018

    Application Dates

    Fall 2019 Program:

    • ​​Application opens: November 1, 2018
    • Application deadline for Fall 2018: February 21, 2019
    • Notification begins: March 8, 2019
    Spring 2020 Program:
    • Application cycle opens: March 1, 2019
    • Round 1 application deadline for Spring 2019: April 11, 2019
    • Round 1 notifications begin: April 26, 2019
    • Round 2 application deadline for Spring 2019: September 5, 2019
    • Round 2 notifications begin: September 13, 2019


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  • Academics

    Credit information for KFBS students

    Kenan-Flagler students take a course load of 12-15 hours at Chulalongkorn and usually transfer a combination of business core and elective courses. The curriculum at Chulalongkorn offers a wide range of offerings in management, finance, and international business.

    Courses taken at Chulalongkorn University will transfer back to UNC Pass/Fail. Achieving a grade of C or above will transfer back to UNC as a pass course, which will not affect UNC GPA. Students who receive any grade under C will fail the course and an F grade will transfer back to UNC, which will affect their UNC GPA. Though transfer credit for this program is Pass/Fail, future employers and graduate schools will also look at the Chulalongkorn transcript, so grades are important.

    Students participating on this program will transfer back 3 UNC credits for every 3 credit course at Chulalongkorn, and are expected to take either four or five courses worth 3 credits each during the semester. A student who earns a C or better in all courses will receive a total of 12-15 UNC credits for their semester abroad.

    This program also fulfills Experiential Education and you will earn points towards the Kenan-Flagler Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative. Full-time enrollment on this program is defined as a minimum of 12 credit hours.« PrevNext »
  • Housing

    You will have the opportunity to stay at the Evergreen Apartment. It is conveniently located about 15 minutes walk from the campus and is located near public transport. It is shared living space, with two bedrooms, two private bathrooms and a shared living room. Chulalongkorn University will arrange these accommodations for you. If you arrive early, you will stay at a local hotel where Chulalongkorn University has a corporate rate, before you move into your apartment.


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  • Student Life

    As a cosmopolitan city with over 8 million residents, Bangkok is known for its night life and shopping. Mass transit makes it easy to travel around and explore this busy, on-the-go city. Tourism is the city's main revenue generator, but this port city also has a substantial trade industry. The average temperature is 90 degrees year round.


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  • Budget

    Here, you will find a list and links to costs related to this program.
    Last cost update: December 2018

    We suggest you create your study abroad budget using this worksheet to help you think about your costs on this program:

    • Populate the figures from the tables below into the left side costs of attendance
    • Input your financial resources on the right

    Your customized budget sheet can help determine your current financial status, and help you understand what additional funding you may need to help make this an affordable program option.

    Cashier Billed Expenses*:


    UNC Tuition and Fees
    Take the amount on the Tuition and Fees line and divide by 2 to get your semester tuition and fees cost

    Fee UG Business major/minor
    Based on major/minor enrollment
      Study Abroad Fee $700

    GeoBlue International Medical Insurance
    $210

    *Cashier Billed Expenses are those charges billed directly to your UNC ConnectCarolina account.

     

    Out of Pocket Estimates**:


    International Airfare
    $1,800

    Housing
    $2,200
      Meals $1,300
      Immigration Visa/Residence Permit
    $200

    Passport Application Renewal
    $145
      Course Materials $150
      International Cell Phone Plan $350
      Personal Expenses
                Travel Insurance $400
                Local Transportation $500
                Personal Travel $1,500
                Incidentals (ex. Laundry) $250
                Shopping/Souvenirs $150
                Other Personal Expenses***  
         
      Total Estimated Expenses: In-State  $15,310
      Total Estimated Expenses: Out-of-State $28,324

    **Out of Pocket Estimates are based on the cost of the program, which is determined by combining the average costs our previous students have spent in each of these categories, along with the costs our partner provides to us as their averages. These estimates are subject to change based on exchange rate fluctuations, bank fees, and individual variances in costs of living.
    ***Other Expenses: the budget worksheet also has a place for you to input other expenses outside of the out-of-pocket estimates that you may incur, such as attending concerts or sporting events.


    Funding your study abroad program


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  • Accessibility

    Please make an appointment with a Kenan-Flagler Global Programs Advisor via the Intranet if you would like to discuss this program. We work with students who are registered with the Accessibility Office or who may require certain accommodations for study abroad.



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