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Detailed information about this program is shown below.
  • Locations: Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Restrictions: UM applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications, please see Dates & Deadlines or contact the sponsoring office for more information.
Program Description:
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Clinical Field Experience in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand


Nurses in Thailand
April with Nursing Students

The U-M School of Nursing’s practice initiatives are one way the school acts on its commitment to service and provides healthcare for the community on a local to global scale. As an essential component of the educational experience, our clinical settings expose students to the entire spectrum of care—from clinics located within the community (e.g. Ozone House), school-based clinics, and homeless shelters (e.g. Delonis Homeless Shelter), to high paced specialty clinics affiliated with major hospital systems (e.g. Taylor Teen Clinic). In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in community health fairs, health education, and local and state politics involving nurse practitioners and health care.

Significant International Outreach and Global Opportunities

The School of Nursing is a designated World Health Organization Collaborating Center. As such, midwifery and primary care nurse practitioner students have had the opportunity to work with School of Nursing faculty in clinical settings in Africa (Liberia, Ghana, Uganda), Central America (Honduras) and Asia (Thailand).

UMSN NP students are paired with peers at the Institute of Nursing, Suranaree University of Technology in Nakhon Ratchasima (also known as Korat), about 3 hours northeast of Bangkok. These student pairs work side by side for 2 weeks, with supervision by UMSN and local faculty. Students are placed at a rural community clinical site, where they treat patients, conduct health screenings and make home visits.


Students in the second clinical year of the Nurse Practitioner programs.


Courses and Credit Students receive partial clinical credit for N667, Behavioral and Lifestyle Management in Primary Care.
Faculty Practitioners: UMSN: April Bigelow and Michelle Pardee SUT: Naruemol Singha-Dong


Program Fee: $1600 Participants will be charged a program fee that includes the following: housing, most meals, in-country transportation, a full-day cultural excursion, bottled water, most meals and HTH health insurance. It does not include airfare, passport/visa fees, required vaccinations, some meals, and any personal expenses. 

Passport and Visa

Students traveling to Thailand for less than 30 days are not required to apply for a visa but must have a passport valid for at least six months after entry into the country. See U.S. State Department Information on Thailand for current country information.

Application Procedures

Applications are accepted in M-Compass.


The group will spend one night in Bangkok on arrival in Thailand and after leaving the program site. The remainder of the time we will be living in shared rooms (double occupancy) at Surasamanakarn, the hotel on the SUT campus.

Need to Know

See Health Information for Travelers to Thailand for current CDC recommendations.

Contact Information

Professor Diane Asher 

Office of Global Affairs
U-M School of Nursing
Suite 4320
400 North Ingalls
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 06/15/2018
07/10/2018 11/14/2018 12/02/2018
NOTE: Accepted students must confirm acceptance by August 10th, 2018

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications, please see Dates & Deadlines or contact the sponsoring office for more information.