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  • Locations: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Program Terms: Summer School
  • Restrictions: Only Study Overseas applicants may apply through GLAS
  • Budget Sheets: Summer School
  • Please read the Program Description for how to apply.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Study Tour Academic Level: Undergraduate
Study Tours: Governing Faculty: Faculty of Sciences Recommended Program: No
Program Description:
Hoof it to Thailand 2020closed
Applications have closed for this program. The details listed below are for information only and may be subject to change for the next intake. Applications will be opened as soon as program details have been confirmed.

This two-week program to Thailand will introduce students to large animal, primarily pig, facilities. There will be visits to a hill tribe small farm as well as a large and a small swine production facility in order to gain insight into Thai farming practices. Environmental and conservation regulations permitting, during week two students will visit marine animal and aquaculture facilities, with possible site-visits to hatchery and growing farms including fish and crustaceans.

In this program, students will experience Thai culture and make personal and professional contacts with local students from Chulalongkorn University. Developed by the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, this program is an opportunity for students to enter an international network of animal and agricultural scientists.



This program will run from 11 January to 25 January, 2020.

The advertised dates of this program are indicative only and may be subject to change. The School governing this study tour will confirm exact program dates once students have been selected for the program.


The study tour program fee is estimated to be AUD$3,100.

This pricing is indicative only and subject to change. Final costs, and information on the cancellation and refund policy can be found when making payment on the Online Shop managed by your School.

Follow the link to see the program fee cost breakdown.

Financial Assistance:

Eligible students may also access up to AUD$8,295 (Asia) of funding from an OS-HELP loan.
Please review the Study Overseas website to check your eligibility to receive funding and how to apply. Please note that OS-HELP loans can only be processed once students have submitted their loan application forms and have met all eligibility requirements. Once processed, it can take 3-4 weeks for students to receive the funding.

Comprehensive travel insurance is provided free of charge by the University of Adelaide for students receiving credit for this program.

Course Content
Week 1: Pigs and Buffalos
  • Academic activities: Visit the large animal clinical practice at the Chulalongkorn rural large animal medicine facility outside Bangkok and the companion animal facilities. Students will visit Thai swine production facilities in order to gain an insight into Asian practices, and will spend a day at a dairy buffalo farm where they can interact with staff and perform routine milking duties.
    Cultural activities: Tour of Bangkok with students from Chulalongkorn University. During the evenings and on the weekends, if in Bangkok, local students will be asked to guide Adelaide students through the city with visits to the main cultural sites such as the Grand Palace. When travelling, diversions may be made to visit nearby cultural sites.
    During the middle weekend, students will be allowed to go to an elephant sanctuary, but it will be unsupervised and at their own cost.

Week 2: Aquaculture
  • Academic activities: Focus on marine animal (eg. turtle) and aquaculture facilities with site-visits to hatchery and growing farms.
  • Cultural activities: See week 1.

Eligibility and Selection

This program is open to second year students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience) or Bachelor of Science (Animal Science). Those students wishing to apply for OS-HELP must have completed at least 24 units which need to be recorded on their transcript at the time of application and must have at least 3 units of study to complete on completion of this study tour.

The tour is limited to 14 students.

After selection, students will be notified of their application outcome, and be required to pay a deposit to secure their place on the study tour.

  • The Faculty of Sciences will conduct a degree check for each selected student and will indicate how the study tour will count towards the student's program of study. This is an automatic internal process and students do not have to take any action for this to occur.
  • Students will be required to pay an AUD$500 deposit within 14 days of their selection for this program.

Academic Credit

Students studying a Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience) program must gain approval from the EMS Office to count this study tour as part of their Animal Handling Extra Mural Studies requirements. Please gain this approval before the closing date of the application by emailing to express your interest.

Students studying a Bachelor of Science (Animal Science) program must be eligible to enrol into the 3 unit elective course, SCIENCE 3500 International Study Tour. After accepting their place in the study tour, students will be enrolled into this course. The usual tuition fees do apply in addition to the study tour program fee.

Applications and Deadlines

Applications have closed for this program. The details listed below are for information only and may be subject to change for the next intake. Applications will be opened as soon as program details have been confirmed.
  • Check your eligibility for this program against the criteria above.
  • Make your application by clicking 'Apply Now' above, on or before the deadline.
  • Deadline for application submission: Sunday 24 November, 2019  Please note applications closed early on 4 November 2019

More information

For information about course content and academic details, please contact Professor Roy Kirkwood. For administration and program information, please contact a Senior Academic Support Officer from the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences.

For more information about applications and administration of this program, please contact Study Overseas.


Please read the Program Description for how to apply.