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Overview of Study Abroad Programs in Thailand

Studying abroad in Thailand is a captivating blend of academic excellence and cultural immersion. With a diverse array of universities offering programs across various fields, from business to environmental studies, students can experience quality education while soaking in the country’s unique charm. Beyond the classroom, Thailand’s vibrant markets, ancient temples, and rich cultural heritage provide an ideal setting for personal growth and cross-cultural learning.

Thailand’s warm hospitality, affordability, and opportunities for adventure further enhance the study abroad journey. Whether exploring the bustling streets of Bangkok, relaxing on pristine beaches, or journeying through lush landscapes, students can create lasting memories. The blend of academic enrichment and cultural exploration makes studying in Thailand an unforgettable opportunity to gain a global perspective while immersing oneself in a vibrant and diverse environment.

WHY STUDY IN THAILAND

Thailand’s universities provide a diverse array of programs spanning various disciplines, allowing you to acquire knowledge in an environment that values innovation and learning. Beyond academics, Thailand’s vibrant culture, historic sites, and breathtaking landscapes offer a captivating backdrop for personal growth and cross-cultural understanding. Engaging with local traditions, indulging in delectable Thai cuisine, and experiencing the warmth of Thai hospitality will immerse you in a one-of-a-kind cultural experience.

Moreover, studying in Thailand provides a chance to expand your horizons by navigating a new environment, fostering adaptability and global awareness. The affordability of living costs and the chance to explore stunning natural wonders, from ancient temples to tropical beaches, make Thailand an enticing destination.

HIGHLIGHTS OF STUDYING IN THAILAND

Here are just a few of the best things about studying in Thailand:

  • Immerse yourself in Thailand’s rich cultural tapestry, from bustling markets and ornate temples to traditional festivals, fostering a deep connection to local customs.
  • Choose from a wide array of programs, from business and economics to environmental studies and Southeast Asian history, to enhance your academic repertoire.
  • Experience Thailand’s stunning landscapes, from lush jungles and mountain ranges to pristine beaches and idyllic islands, offering opportunities for outdoor adventures.
  • Explore iconic sites like the Grand Palace in Bangkok and the ancient ruins of Ayutthaya, delving into Thailand’s rich historical heritage.

Our Thailand Study Abroad Programs

Browse all of our opportunities to study in Thailand below. If you can’t find a suitable program, check out our main program finder to continue your study abroad search beyond Thailand.

Location

About Bangkok

Bangkok, the vibrant capital of Thailand, captivates with its dynamic blend of traditional charm and modern energy. Amidst its bustling streets, ornate temples, and bustling markets, the city showcases a rich tapestry of Thai culture and history. Skyscrapers stand alongside historic sites, while the Chao Phraya River weaves through the city, offering glimpses of daily life and enchanting riverfront scenes. Bangkok’s bustling markets, delectable street food, and vibrant nightlife contribute to its reputation as a sensory delight for visitors from around the world.

Dates & costs

Our study abroad programs dates vary based on the particular university you’ll be placed in and the costs vary based on how long you intend to study as well as what your course load will be.

To learn more about the costs and dates available, please select an individual study abroad program from the list above, or Request a Call and one of our team members will get in contact with you.

Trimester Study in Thailand (Mahidol University) | $9,940

Eligibility

  • World Endeavors study abroad participants should be 18 years or older (in most cases).
  • Have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the start of their program.
  • Keep in mind that all countries have different visa restrictions for varying types of passports.
  • Must have completed high school (or equivalent)
  • While some programs have minimum GPA requirements and require that applicants be currently enrolled in a college or university, others are open to all participants regardless of age or student status.

See individual study abroad program pages for more details, or contact a World Endeavors advisor.

Housing

Students are accommodated in shared, fully equipped rooms at the university’s International House. Each room is furnished with air conditioning and a private bathroom. The International House offers a range of conveniences, including a computer room with Internet access, laundry facilities, a kitchen, dining area, TV lounge, and round-the-clock security provided by guards. Housekeeping services are also provided twice a week. Should the International House reach full occupancy, alternate arrangements will be made, often involving shared apartment lodgings near the campus.

Every World Endeavors Study Abroad Program Includes

Our study abroad programs are as unique as our destinations, but there are program features that unify all of our study experiences.

YOUR STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM

  • Top accredited universities
  • Flexible durations – 2 to 4 weeks to a full academic year
  • Expansive destination options
  • English instruction offered in all locations

ACCOMMODATION

  • Vetted campus accommodations selected with quality and safety in mind
  • Friendly community of peers from local host country and around the world

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator

PREPARATION AND SUPPORT

  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support
  • Activities and cultural engagement
  • On-campus social events, clubs and sports

ACADEMIC CREDIT

  • Professional assistance and collaboration with home institution on course approvals and credit transfers
  • Transcript received directly from university abroad

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance

HEALTH & SAFETY

When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME IN THAILAND

Thailand offers a wealth of activities to enjoy during your spare time, providing a blend of cultural exploration, natural beauty, and relaxation. Here are some exciting things to do:

  • Visit Temples and Historical Sites: Immerse yourself in the country’s rich history and architectural marvels.
  • Indulge in Thai Cuisine: Experience the vibrant mix of sweet, sour, spicy, and savory flavors that make Thai food so renowned globally.
  • Relax with Thai Massages and Wellness: Treat yourself to traditional Thai massages and wellness treatments, which are deeply rooted in Thai culture. Visit spa resorts and wellness retreats to rejuvenate both your body and mind.
  • Visit Elephant Sanctuaries: Experience ethical elephant interactions at reputable sanctuaries, where you can feed, bathe, and learn about these majestic animals while supporting responsible tourism practices.

How to choose the best Study Abroad program

Selecting the perfect study abroad program can be easy! Follow these steps to find the program that will help you achieve your goals.

Earn Credit Toward Your Degree

Studying abroad offers a great opportunity to explore your academic interests in an international context! Use our Program Finder tool to search by field of study and take classes toward your major.

Choose Your Dream Destination 

Combine education and exploration of your dream destination! Evaluate which program countries align with your interests and academic objectives.

Improve your Language Skills

Immersing yourself in a language-rich environment is the ultimate method for developing fluency. If language-learning is your goal, favor destinations that use your language of choice.

Fit Your Budget

Explore scholarships and financial aid to determine if these may impact your destination options. Consider the overall cost of the program and cost of living in-country to identify the optimal match.

The Time is Right

Explore programs offered in just the right window of opportunity. We offer semesters in the fall or spring, full academic year programs, or shorter summer study programs.

Try our program finder to filter based on your choices.

SEARCH

Academic Credit

World Endeavors study abroad programs take place at top accredited universities and schools around the world. World Endeavors program advisors assist students with the process of credit approvals, transcripts, and credit transfers. We work with students’ academic advisors and universities to ensure that the process goes smoothly, allowing students to focus on the cultural and academic experience of studying abroad.

Have a specific course or requirement to fill? Contact a World Endeavors advisor to see what programs will be the best fit.

ACADEMIC CREDIT INFORMATION

Recent Testimonials

JillianStudy in France

I realized once I got back that I learned more than I thought I did—not that I didn’t think I learned a lot, already. Three of my goals were to make more international friends (check), amp up my French comprehension (check), and expand my worldview (check).

EdenStudy in Spain

Honestly it was the best semester I’ve ever had. I met so many people and learned so many things. I found a new love for a different country. I would definitely recommend World Endeavors to anyone who wants a life-changing experience!

JenniferStudy in Spain

My advisor at World Endeavors was absolutely excellent! Her expertise and delightful people skills were exactly what sealed the deal, making World Endeavors my final decision for study abroad.”

AliciaStudy in Thailand

I have to say that what I remember, as much as the delicious colors and flavors of Thailand, are the people I crossed paths with – the other students who became such good friends, and the local Thais who showed me such kindness. And of course the food. I still dream of the food.”

HeatherStudy in England

It was amazing to be able to say I traveled to six countries in one semester.

KristenIntern in Morocco

It was amazing! Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone - the spontaneous adventures are gold!

Thailand FAQs

When is the Rainy Season in Thailand?

The rainy season in Thailand typically starts in May and ends in October. The heaviest rains are usually during September, but there can be some rain throughout the rainy season.

Is Thailand a Tropical Island?

No, Thailand is not an island. It is in Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and Malaysia. It is connected to the mainland by land bridges, but it does have more than 3,000 islands off its coastline. Thailand is tropical, between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. Thailand has warm temperatures and high humidity, ideal for tropical plants and animals.

Is Thailand Cheap?

Thailand is considered to be a budget-friendly destination. The cost of living is relatively low, and many goods and services are inexpensive compared to other countries. The country’s diverse landscape and vibrant culture make it an excellent option for travelers looking to explore without spending too much.

What Should You Bring to Thailand?

It’s important to bring appropriate clothing for the climate; lightweight, breathable fabrics are best. Additionally, a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent are essential for protection from the sun and bugs.

Is Thailand Safe to Travel to?

Thailand is generally considered safe for travel. However, travelers should know health advisories, follow good hygiene practices, and use mosquito repellent. Respecting local customs and laws is also essential, and precautions against scams and petty theft are advised in tourist areas. Staying informed about travel advisories and seeking reliable information from recent travelers can ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.

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World Endeavors offers study abroad programs in several destinations in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Our programs are located in a variety of sites, including urban and rural, English-speaking and non-English speaking. Semester, year-long, and summer programs are all available. Our wide range of options means you can find the program which is just right for you.

How to apply for a Study Abroad Program

You’ve decided to study abroad – congratulations! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. Get ready to CHANGE YOUR WORLD!

STEP 1
EXPLORE & ASK

Research and compare. If you can’t decide on a program, we can guide you toward the best fit.

STEP 2
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Fill out our online application form to share all your relevant details with our team.

STEP 3
ENROLL & PREPARE

Receive your official acceptance and enroll. We’ll give you all the info you need to get ready!

STEP 4
START YOUR ADVENTURE!

You’ve researched, planned and saved. Now you’re ready to study and explore like never before!