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Global Health: Thailand

1 May–31 July 2024 (approx.)
Application Deadline: 1 December 2023

Indorama Ventures have invited BYU students to intern with Samantha Connell, Environmental/Occupational Health (EOH) Global Manager for Indorama. Dr. Thygerson and Samantha Connell have worked closely together over the years as officers in the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s (AIHA) International Affairs Committee. Samantha is also the president of the International Occupational Health Association (IOHA). This three-month internship is part of a long-standing internship program that Indorama Ventures offers to students from around the world studying sustainability, accounting and finance, marketing, and investor relations. Student interns will work directly with EOH professionals focusing on classic industrial hygiene issues at a global chemical manufacturing company using cutting-edge equipment and technology. Students will conduct all aspects of anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of workplace hazards. Students will also be involved in cultural activities that the company does on a regular basis. Student interns will work with the Joint Action Committee of employees to ensure that all levels of the workforce are in statutory compliance, taking account of compulsory and periodic Health & Safety Training while equipping all staff with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in-line with their responsibilities. Interns will assist all EOH functions to maintain zero fatalities in the operations and to continually improve the performance in health, safety, and well-being through certification of the ISO 45001/OSHAS 18001 management system, internal corporate standards.

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Students will enroll in the following courses while on this program:

HLTH 496R—Academic Internship
HLTH 492R—Directed Public Health Readings
HLTH 491R—Mentored Research

Students may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
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Students pay BYU undergraduate full-time tuition to participate.

Includes the cost of 2 credits spring term and 2 credits summer term, international health insurance coverage, and coordination of program with Indorama.

Does not include international airfare, preparation course tuition, passport, visa(s), immunizations, personal expenses, meals, cell phones/international data, or personal excursions. Students should be prepared to cover local transportation expenses.

Accompanying spouses pay tuition for 1 credit for spring term and 1 credit for summer term which covers the cost of international health insurance coverage and coordination of program.
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Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Accepted students are required to participate in an international, cross-cultural preparation course (IAS 369R, 1 credit hour) during the second block of the winter 2024 semester.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Students will be housed in local apartments or dorms near Indorama Ventures.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
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(801) 422-6293
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Application Process

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information page.

Application Deadline: 1 December 2023
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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Dr. Steve Thygerson, Professor of Public Health, is the faculty director for the program.

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(801) 422-1891
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.