If you’re thinking of going abroad for higher studies, you might have lot of options regarding course, universities and country that you want to go. You might be in dilemma to decide in which country you want to study considering the course that you want to study, education system, cost of education, cost of living, cost of travel and even the process that you have to followed for student visa. And yes Thailand might not be the first country that comes to mind when considering where to study abroad but the country known as “Land of Smiles” offers a lot for students wanting to experience something completely different. From the academic perspective to the culture, natural environment, cost of living and learning in the diverse environment will provide unique learning platform for international students in Thailand.
Education, Accommodation, Cost of living, travelling Expenses
In Thailand you will get great deal of affordable education, accommodation, cost of living and travelling cost with different interesting travel destinations. Thailand is incredibly affordable once you get there, especially compared to destinations such as Europe or Australia. Education, accommodation and cost of living are student friendly. You can stay in hostels or hotels for as little as $5-$10 per night depending on where you are in Thailand. The travelling expense is affordable for college and even travelling in affordable and convenient for popular travel destination within Thailand.
You will get to familiarize with the Thai Culture which is the interesting blend of ancient and modern cultures. Ancient temples, outdoor market, busting cities and the interesting traditions of Thai people, there is so much to see and do which will make the time studying in Thailand a completely unique experience.
Mouthwatering Thai Food
Thailand offers you variety of Thai cuisine, at very affordable all over the country which are renowned throughout the world. Even in a university canteen, you won’t have to pay more for a lunch than 30 or 40 Baht (i.e., 0.90 to 1.20 USD or 0.80 to 1.00 Euro, respectively). For a double of that, you get a meal in the myriad of street restaurants all over the country, together with a bottle of Coke or Pepsi. The culinary influences of India, China and Malaysia lead to a unique Thai cuisine that always allows you to spice it up yourself at the table if you like it hot.
Thai people are known to be kind hearted as they are incredibly kind in the way they treat each other with respect and care. The popular saying ‘The Land of Smiles’ means you will see smiling people everywhere. Ask somebody on the street for direction, and you are greeted with a wonderfully warm smile.
The Thai people really love their country and believe it’s the best place to be on this planet. This love is it why they try to have you a most pleasant time in their country. Thai hospitality is just great, where ever you are in this country, and in any situation.
Incredible Travel Destination
Thailand offers some of the most amazing destinations in the world, where you can invest your semester break. Northern Thailand has the city of Chiang Mai but also many rural areas with rice fields and hill tribes. In the middle of the country, there is the vibrant city of Bangkok. Southern Thailand has amazing beaches with warm, clear, blue water. With island destinations like Phuket, Koh Tao, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan you could spend weeks island-hopping and exploring the beautiful, tropically scenery.
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