Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits for Study Abroad
Studying abroad is one of the best ways American college students can acquire the international experience necessary to succeed in today’s globalized world. Studying abroad gives students the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of foreign cultures and languages and the cross-cultural communication skills necessary for 21st century leadership.
You can use your Post 9/11 GI Bill to study in Chiang Mai, Thailand!
View the American Veterans VA Program information at Payap International College.
Students/veterans studying in their home schools in the United States may opt to study abroad for up to two semesters utilizing their Post 9/11 GI Bill. The US Department of Veterans Affairs has issued important clarifications of their policies that may enable veterans to apply their GI Bill benefits to help cover the cost of studying abroad. The VA has authorized GI Bill recipients to use their benefits to study abroad under certain circumstances. Please review this GI Bill study Abroad Fact Sheet to determine whether you are eligible.
Payap University has hosted hundreds of students from all over the world who chose to study abroad in Thailand. Chiang Mai is a unique location for students interested in learning about eastern cultures, but who cannot afford more expensive locales. Chiang Mai is nestled in the northern hills of Thailand and considered to be the cultural heart of the country, a true blend of traditional life and modernity. With over 300 temples, diverse populace, countless markets, and vibrant night life, there is never a shortage of things to do in Chiang Mai. Those who prefer the outdoors and the allure of nature can spend their weekends trekking the mountains that surround Chiang Mai or visit one of the many traditional hill-tribes in the region. Chiang Mai is a modern city with all the conveniences of a large metropolis, yet with the charms and graces of traditional Thai life.
Payap University has also hosted dozens of US veterans and their dependents. Payap is authorized by the US Department of Veteran Affairs to offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs to eligible veterans. The VA Certifying Official at Payap is a career US Naval Officer who has the in-country experience to navigate US vets through the VA educational system. For more information, please visit the American Veterans VA Program information here.