Thailand officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam is a country at the center of the Indochinese peninsula in Southeast Asia. Despite its major tourism industry, Thailand, a country that deftly avoided colonialism, holds much cultural integrity.
One of the biggest attractions of Thailand is its people and the incredibly kind way they treat each other. There is a reason why Thailand is called ‘The Land of Smiles’ – you see smiling people everywhere. Ask somebody on the street for direction, and you are greeted with a wonderfully warm smile.
Thailand Universities are ranked among the world’s best for 20 of the subjects covered by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017, including several engineering disciplines, hospitality, modern languages, chemistry, biological sciences, pharmacy, and medicine.
Living in Thailand is remarkably cheap due to foreign currency exchanges and a modest standard of living. Bear in mind, however, that living costs vary wildly depending on whether you live close to the city center. If you choose to live with other students or in a shared apartment your expenditure will again be cut. Food in Thailand is another inexpensive pleasure.
We all know that most of what we learn does not come from teachers. One of the most valuable sources of learning is your fellow students. A great source of learning that makes you a truly multi-cultural student and allows for developing your personal international network. That’s one of the biggest long-term benefits. Thailand’s culture is rich and deep, and study abroad programs in Thailand with long-standing connections to communities provide the opportunity for you to interact with locals in ways that you wouldn’t be able to as a tourist. Integrate yourself into communities during your study abroad program and you’ll experience first-hand the way Thais live.
Education partners in Thailand:
- Stamford International University
- University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce