• Support from EN-KKU Faculty
        • 10,000 Baht for undergraduate students who do internship/exchange program abroad at least 4 weeks. For more detail, click.
        • 30,000 Baht for graduate students who do internship/exchange program abroad at least 4 weeks. For more detail, click.

How do I prepare for exchange/internship abroad?



Which country should I go for exchange/internship abroad?

Faculty of Engineering, KKU has many MOU with the overseas institutes, please check (Click)

What is your purpose to go abroad?

  • Exchange program, period 1-3 months (or 6-12 months, for graduate students)
  • Cooperative program, period 4 months

How do you start?

  1. Contact the overseas institute as Faculty have the MOU, or you can find the new place that you are interesting.
  2. Apply for a Passport and Visa.
  • You must have a valid passport to travel and study abroad. If you already have one, be sure to double check that it’s not expired and that it won’t expire within 6 months of your intended return to Thailand. Also, make sure that you have blank pages in your passport if you’ve traveled abroad before.

       If this is your first passport, when you go to apply for it, don’t forget to bring:

    1. 2.1.National ID Card or Birth certificate
    2. 2.2.Payment

For more information please check this out (Click)

  1. Get Travel Insurance.

It’s important to have a reliable health and accident insurance policy while you are studying abroad, as well as coverage for emergency evacuation and repatriation (but let’s hope it never comes to that!).

Your health insurance provider might cover you abroad (not all do, though), but even if it does, there are a couple of things that travel insurance will cover that health insurance won’t. For example:

  • Coverage if your flight is delayed / canceled
  • Lost luggage
  • Stolen personal belongings
  • Evacuation in the case of a health emergency or natural disaster
  1. Buy a Plane Ticket

These days, finding cheap airplane tickets has turned into an art of timing and luck. Fares can vary greatly depending on when you want to fly and where you are buying your ticket from.  We also recommend not arriving more than a few days prior to your intended program start date. While the few extra days may allow for a jump-start in adjusting to the new environment or jet-lag recovery, arriving early may create problems in immigration.

  1. Research Your Destination’s Local Customs, Culture, and People

Take some time to better familiarize yourself with your study abroad country. By knowing even briefly your soon-to-be home’s culture, history, geography, economy, government — everything! Your study abroad experience will be enriched and your time spent more meaningful.

Talk to others who have been there and seek opportunities to watch movies and read more about the country and its culture. Additionally, it would help to avoid those offensive foreigner-follies (such as pointing with your thumb or not slurping your noodles at dinner!)

  1. Refresh Your Language Skills

Even knowing the most basic of phrases in the local language can make a world of difference in overcoming those first few days of adjustment. Enroll in classes, ask fluent friends for help, or download apps, and podcasts to use on your daily commute to school — every little bit helps!

  1. Funding

For the EN students, you can apply for EN International scholarship from the Faculty of Engineering please check this link…….

    Also you can apply for KKU scholarship if you would like to do the cooperative education in ASEAN countries, please check this link ……

  1. Cell Phones and Staying in Touch

with Home

How else will you regale everyone back home with wonderful stories about the amazing time you are having?! Most students rely on two options for communicating with friends and family: cell phone or laptop.

As for cell phones, just don’t get an international plan. Ever. Especially since you’re going to be abroad for more than a week, these plans are unsustainable and way overpriced. Instead, get a local SIM card (which you can get on arrival in the airport) and a pay-as-you-go plan. This is also great since it’ll give you a local number — perfect for handing to new friends!

Ref: https://www.gooverseas.com/blog/study-abroad-prep-9-things-need-know