Types of exchange programs and activities:
- 3+1 program and 2+2 Student Program
Students enroll for the first 3 years at the home university and spend the final year at a host university. The host university has an obligation to provide courses in accordance with the request of the home university so that students are able to graduate within the proper timeframe. The tuition fee charged which is to be paid by the students choosing to participate in the exchange program will be the same amount. The host universities will also organize a cultural tour and organize cultural activities so that the students are able to have a direct experience in learning the host countries culture.
The collaborations that fall into this category are those carried out with Guangxi University for Nationalities.
- Exchange program with credits transferred
Students from partner universities spend one or two semesters at CMRU and those students from CMRU study the same amount of time at a host university. Credits enrolled can be transferred back to the home university and can appear on student’s transcripts. How many credits transferred depends on whether the subjects are enrolled in courses required for a degree at the home university.
CMRU has carried out this exchange program with several universities, for example, Tenri University in Japan, Honghe University, China.
- Short exchange program
Students in this exchange program will spend one to four weeks at CMRU. They will be provided with lectures concerning topics previously discussed between the home and host universities. Students will have an opportunity to join in on some activities with local students. A cultural tour is also arranged in accordance with the demand of the students.
CMRU hosts students from several universities, i.e. those from Beijing Foreign Studies University
- Study tour
Chiang Mai is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in Thailand. It is also a naturally beautiful city within an old civilization, so partner universities frequently send students (in various disciples) to Chiang Mai. CMRU will give them a taste of local heritage. CMRU will endeavor to teach them about the historical significance and the general history of Chiang Mai. Students participating in this program will be able to see first hand what makes the city of Chiang Mai such a renowned tourist destination.
The most recent group of students participating in this program was from the University of North Texas.
- Thai short courses
Many international students come to CMRU in order to learn the Thai language and culture. CMRU is one of the first universities providing a Thai language course for foreigners. CMRU runs this course at the beginning of each semester and offers five levels of instruction. Students will have a placement test before pursuing their class. When completed, they will receive a certificate in accordance with their performance.
- Providing Practical Training for students
CMRU sends students in their third and fourth year to have practical training overseas with a university partner or a corporation connected to our partners, or to host such a program here. We carried out this program in many fields especially in the areas of hotel and service industries.
- Faculty exchange and research collaboration
CMRU also has an exchange program open to faculty members. CMRU conducts faculty exchanges and research collaborations with several partners, for example, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China and Hankuk University, Korea, Tagel-Initated and Management of Agricultural Project, Israel.