Have you considered Study Abroad in Thailand? Buzz words like beach paradise and jewel of Asia does not impart half of the allure of the tourism kingdom Thailand, but they are definitely not an overstatement for this beautiful country. Thailand’s political system is based on constitutional monarchy and it is heavily dependent on its tourism industry to create work positions and boost its economy. Therefore, the Thai’s are extremely fond of and welcoming to foreigners. Because of its ethnic diversity, the Thai culture is a blend of many other Asian societies including Cambodia, India, Laos and Chinese.
However, to experience the true Thailand culture, watching some Thai boxing, tasting a bowl of tom yum soup and trying its tropical fruits or fresh seafood is a must.From jungle, islands to historical ruins, Thailand encompasses a broad range of mesmerizing sites for all kinds of people. It is a country known for Buddhism and its brilliantly colored Wats ornate in gold. Even non-followers will be astonished by the grandeur and impotence of these Buddhist temples. Other than learning about the religion, students may also attain knowledge of the Thailand’s history through the Khmer ruins interspersed the country. Island retreats such as Phuket island offers weary students incomparable views of azure sea, sandy shores and fair sunlight. Thailand is a country for everyone; just like its old slogan use to say – it’s happiness on earth.
When to Go
The best time to study in Thailand is during the winter when the temperature is nice and cool. However, due to Thailand’s tropical climate it is exceedingly hot in the summer (often reaching over 100 °F) and rainy in the fall due to tropical monsoon. Thailand celebrates holidays from many different origins, such as traditional Chinese holidays like Chinese New Year, Buddhist holidays like Makha Bucha and Songran Festival, and holidays commemorating its previous kings like Chulalongkorn Day. Studying in Thailand on these holidays will offer a more in-depth experience of its culture.
Kasetsart University: A top ranked public university in Thailand, Kasetsart University was built with a strong focus on agricultural science but later expanded to subject areas such as arts, humanities and engineering. It has seven campuses and is one of the largest Universities in Thailand.
Chulalongkorn University: Thailand’s first institution of higher education, consisting of 20 faculties and schools. It is also considered one of the most selective Universities in Thailand.
There are many scholarships to fund your study abroad experience. Here is a list of Diversity Abroad scholarships available for study in this country:
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Thailand is a very safe country, however women should dress modestly when visiting temples, mosques or other religious sites. Women are also not allowed to touch monks or give them gifts. If a woman would like to give a gift to a monk, it must be passed through a man or placed on a special scarf beforehand.
Thai 75%, Chinese 14%, other 11%
Thailand is the top study abroad country for students interested in going to Southeast Asia. It's strong cultural ties are in part due to the fact that Thailand is the only country in that region not colonized by a European nation (unlike the French in neighboring Cambodia and Vietnam, for example).
As a constitutional monarchy, its a must that you visit the Grand Palace. There are also so many ancient temples to explore, such as Wat Pho, home of the sleeping Buddha.
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