SPEA has partnered with the International College of the National Institute of Development Administration (ICO-NIDA) in Bangkok, Thailand, to offer a semester long exchange program to SPEA MPA students. As a SPEA MPA, you will have the opportunity to study public administration management and develop policy expertise from a United States, Thai, and global perspective.
SPEA Graduate Exchange: National Institute of Development Administration
ICO-NIDA's campus and the surrounding area
Learn more about SPEA's graduate exchange with ICO-NIDA
- Program Dates
- Course Options
All ICO-NIDA courses are modules of 3-4 weeks, allowing you to focus on one course at a time. During each module period, ICO-NIDA offers multiple courses taught in English. You should prepare to take 12 credits worth of classes during your trimester abroad (four courses, which equates to one course per module period).
See the sample schedule of course offerings below. Please note that this is a list of course offerings from previous semesters, all courses are subject to change for upcoming trimesters.
September (Pick one course)
MM 7204 Multinational Corporate Finance
MM 7504 Virtual Organization Management
October (Pick one course)
MM 7309 Consumser Relationship Management
MM 7201 Financial Management
November (Pick one course)
MM 7503 Business Innovation
MM 7102 Communication and Negotiation across Culture
December (Pick one course)
MM 7905 Project Planning and Management
MM 8100 Special Topic in Management
January (Pick one course)
MM 6000 Management Theory and Practices
MM 8100 Creative Thinking and Story Telling
February (Pick one course)
MM 7103 Managing Global Business
MM 7113 Public Policy, Advocacy, Social Change, and Philanthropy
March (Pick one course)
MM 6005 Governance, Ethics, Sustainable Development
MM 6004 Political, Economic, Social, and Cultural Forces
April (Pick one course)
MM 7902 Policy Analysis
MM 7116 Non Profit Marketing
- Who may apply
This program is open to SPEA graduate students at IU Bloomington. The program is only open to MPA students. To apply, you must be in good academic standing and must have completed at least one semester of graduate study at SPEA.
You will have a variety of options for living provided by ICO-NIDA both on campus and off campus. Bangkok is the metropolitan capital city of Thailand. It has a population of 10 million, and continues to shape Thailand’s history while being a place of cultural wealth and modernization.
For this semester exchange program, you will pay tuition at Indiana University (no tuition will be paid to ICO-NIDA). You will also be responsible for covering your own overseas expenses including airfare, food, and housing.
- Student Blog from an independent internship in Thailand