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Chulalongkorn University (or 'Chula') is the oldest and most highly regarded university in Thailand. It is located on a 500-acre campus in the center of Bangkok, a vibrant and modern city of over 6 million inhabitants. Chula is named in honor of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), one of the greatest kings of Siam, and the one who had the most influence on the modernization of the country now known as Thailand. Chulalongkorn University is now a large and comprehensive university with over 19,000 undergraduate students and nearly 10,000 graduate students. It consists of eighteen faculties, including the Faculty of Engineering, which was founded in 1913 and is the oldest and arguably the most preeminent engineering school in Thailand.
The undergraduate engineering exchange program with Chulalongkorn University enables undergraduates from both institutions to take advantage of the unique academic and cultural opportunities offered by Dartmouth College and Chulalongkorn University. The program generally enrolls three students from Chulalongkorn to spend the fall term at Dartmouth and a like number of Dartmouth students to spend spring semester at Chulalongkorn International School of Engineering.
Dartmouth students participating on the exchange will enroll as exchange students for the Dartmouth winter term and will need to plan to take a leave term for the spring term since the semester at Chulalongkorn runs into May. Internship opportunities in Bangkok may be available to students at the conclusion of the Chulalongkorn spring semester. Please contact Francis Kennedy or Carrie Fraser at the Thayer School for more information.
Dartmouth participants on the exchange will be undergraduate students in their third year who will be engineering sciences majors (or modified majors) by the time they enter the exchange program. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Dartmouth students pay tuition to Dartmouth; room and board fees are paid directly to Chulalongkorn University.
Applications must be submitted by February 1 of the year before the planned exchange.