Thailand might not be the first country that comes to mind when considering where to study abroad but the Land of Smiles offers a lot for students wanting to experience something completely different. From unique courses and an affordable cost of living, to tropical surroundings and a culture that permeates all aspects of life, Thailand sets the scene for an incredible semester abroad that is truly mind opening.
Thailand is located in Southeast Asia and, by virtue of being a never-colonized, always independent country, has developed a culture of diplomatic mastery and exceptional hospitality. Thailand is known as the “land of smiles” for the friendliness of its people. However, friendliness of the local people is far from the only reason to study in Thailand; Thailand offers many benefits and draws for international students.
As with many Asian countries, education is highly valued and extremely important in Thailand. Thai students take rigorous exams and undergo heavy competition in order to get into the best schools. The Thai government’s goal is to put Thai universities at the forefront of science and technology, likely a result of the country’s strong economy and the modern advances it is experiencing, and will continue to experience. International students who study in Thailand can take advantage of the fantastic education available there.Many international students travel to Thailand to study ecology and the environment, agriculture, and development, as much of the work being done in these topics in Southeast Asia is happening in Thailand. For international students who are interested in learning Thai, Thailand is really the only place to go.