Study Abroad in Bangkok

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Studying Abroad in Bangkok


28 Study Abroad Programs in Bangkok


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On Semester in Thailand, you'll live in Bangkok and study at Thailand's top-ranked university. You will have limitless opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture, make international friends, and explore beaches, jungles, and iconic sites throughout the country. Thailand is known as the "Land of Smiles" for a reason: the Thai people are warm, welcoming, and incredibly open-minded. In...


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Center For Study Abroad - CSA International, Inc. programs are open to all adults from all countries, for study abroad is for everyone. CSA's mission is to provide quality programs at a lower cost, as well as offer a lot of flexibility to best fit each participant.


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Join the Asia Summer Abroad Program (ASAP), a full-semester study abroad experience that caters to business minors/majors who are interested in international business. Students gain opportunities to experience invaluable company visits that will allow them to gain insight into local cultures and business, and create a professional network. Through this traveling program, students can earn 1...


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Join us on a journey to the heart of Thailand, with elephant conservation volunteer work at the award-winning Elephant Nature Foundation; Discover Thailand’s fascinating cities and culture; Explore incredible jungle, islands and beaches; Gain skills with lessons in Buddhist meditation, Thai cooking, Yoga, Muay Thai, rock climbing, caving and scuba diving. This summer abroad program is su...


Seamester offers unique educational voyages where students learn some of the most important lessons beyond academics: teamwork, hard work, and personal responsibility. For more than 40 years, we have consistently delivered outstanding educational experiences for students. We design our programs to provide engaging learning experiences with real outcomes in ways that are impossible to replicate ...


Discover the traditional spices of Bangkok, Thailand as you float through the market and visit the golden temples. Then experience the energetic dominance of the modern city when you see the maze of skyscrapers pushing into the sky. Semester and Year Concentration - Business, Law & Diplomacy - Computer Science & Information Systems - Environment & Ecology - Media & Film - Pre-Medicine, Health...


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Bangkok is a city that truly has it all. A tidal wave to the senses, the Thai capital pulses with energy, excitement, eastern mysticism and possibility. The traditional home to Thai Kings and the royal family, the Grand Palace welcomes visitors from around the world making it one of the most visited attractions in the city along with Wat Arun or the "Temple of the Dawn" and the famous floating ...


Study engineering in exciting Bangkok, Thailand! Kasetsart University is one Thailand's most prestigious universities and has an international student body and staff. Asia Exchange students attend the International Undergraduate Program for Engineering which has three different sub-fields. In addition to studying Engineering in the English program, students learn Thai. Students live off-...


Thongsook College’s International Program was launched in 2013 with the introduction to the BA TESOL program and has recently celebrated its first graduates. Now in its fourth year, the BA TESOL has undergone a significant change with a new vision, a new focus and a new identity. * Aligned with ASEAN The BA TESOL recently shifted to the ASEAN Academic calendar allowing for full integration...


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From forested mountain tops to small rural villages nestled amid rice paddies to the buzzing metropolis of Bangkok, our Thailand program is a broad and unforgettable journey in “The Land of Smiles.” In one of the world’s most popular travel destinations, our Thailand course provides off-the-beaten-path experiences that incorporate village home-stays, community service work, jungle trekking, ext...


Get ready to embark on a journey of discovery. A Youth For Understanding USA (YFU) study abroad program is an experience that will immerse you in the lives, cultures, and communities of a real family in one of more than 40 countries around the globe. An adventure where you'll learn, in a year, semester, or summer, what life is like for the teens in another part of the world. An experience th...


World Endeavors' Thai Studies summer study abroad program in Bangkok, Thailand offers an immersive introduction to Thai culture. Students spend four weeks living in the heart of bustling Bangkok, taking courses on Thai Buddhism and Thai Society and Culture. The courses are designed for small groups of students with an emphasis on current issues, an active exchange of ideas, and field trips, i...


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Want to go traveling but don't know where to start? Or perhaps you are worried about traveling alone. Don't let anything stop your travel plans, by joining our Thailand adventure, you will travel with like-minded fun people and have incredible experiences. Four weeks, with different activities each week gives this program the perfect blend of cultural interaction, volunteering, fun nights ou...

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Studying Abroad in Bangkok

Lots of international students travel to Southeast Asia to study abroad in Bangkok. But not many are aware, before they leave, that they’re going to be studying in a world-class city known as Krungthepmahanakhon, Amonrattanakosin, Mahintharayutthaya, Mahadilokphop, Noppharatratchathaniburirom, Udomratchaniwetmahasathan, Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit. The lines above make up the official name of Bangkok — it’s the longest city name in the world. But only the first line is used in reference to Bangkok: simply “Krung-thep,” meaning “City of Angels.” Bangkok’s mystical origins permeate the city, in its golden temples and lively marketplaces and in its glittering skyline and colorful Chao-Phraya River. Bangkok’s otherworldly appeal has attracted international visitors for centuries.

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Bangkok welcomes its foreign visitors graciously and values English proficiency. The level of English fluency is substantially higher in Bangkok than in surrounding areas. Of course, those who wish to learn Thai will still find many opportunities to learn and practice here. It often takes quite a bit of initiative to start up conversation in Thai. Many people are accustomed to accommodating foreigners by speaking English. Friendships can quickly be struck up with locals who want to learn English: you speak in Thai, they respond in English.

The best ways to maneuver around Bangkok are the Sky Train and the Metro. Either one of these modes of transit cost slightly more than a bus; however, bypassing the congestion on the roads are worth the extra baht. Sky Train and Metro lines cross paths in a few places, so often using a combination of both will lead to or near the right destination. The best part of taking the Sky Train is gazing out of the windows while gliding above the sprawling metropolis. 

Some universities are out of reach of the Sky Train or the Metro. The best option in that case would be to cram as many friends into as few colorful taxis as possible and get going. Taxi drivers are generally fine with this method. All taxi drivers are supposed to start running the meter when they pick up passengers, but they are not always that honest. A good way to get around this is to ask them if they plan to start the meter before the passengers pile in. A good negotiation can be reached without the meter, however it takes some riding around with the meter running to acquire a sense for how much a certain distance should cost.

Things to Do

In the City of Angels, there is never a dull moment. The exhilaration, chaos, night life, and culture of Bangkok is a big pull for many students who want a constant stream of excitement while they study abroad. Bangkok is centrally located in Thailand and short trips to other parts of the country or of Southeast Asia can easily be made in any direction out. It is the center of the action for those who wish to be right in it.

Bangkok has everything you’d expect from a world city. The central business district consists of grand high-rises, fashionable shopping malls, hot nightclubs, and elegant hotels, just minutes away from the Grand Palace and world-famous opulent Buddhist temples. The Chao-Phraya River slices through the city, an important vein for commerce and transport. Canals can still be found within Bangkok, reminders of a time when these watery roads were major routes in and around the capital. Outside the bustling, often chaotic central areas of Krung Thep, there are many residential neighborhoods, where people live tranquility, despite being so close to the action. 

Studying in Bangkok

The universities in Bangkok are the best in the country and even the region. Many more of the familiar accommodations to Western students are readily available here. The universities also tend to have much to do in and around them. As there are loads of college students living in the same vicinity, many places to eat, drink, and shop have been established for them. Actually this is true for almost anywhere in Thailand. Street vendors, marketplaces, and small family-owned restaurants and bars are ubiquitous.

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