About The Program
An international hub for business, startups, marketing, and finance, Thailand is at the forefront of emerging markets in Southeast Asia. Bangkok is ideal for building your professional network and launching an international career. Choose a full-time internship and put your academic learning to the test as you gain hands-on experience in your industry. Add working in a multicultural environment to the list of skills on your résumé. Imagine a graceful society with traditional values and warm, welcoming smiles. Devour excessive quantities of affordable, insanely delicious street food that can be found everywhere. Wander the crowded streets, watching out for bright pink taxis and flashy motorbikes. Steep yourself in Thai culture through Buddhist calendar events: Asahna Bucha, commemorating the occasion when Buddha delivered his first sermon, Phi Ta Khon, or Ghost Festival, which follows one of the Buddha's past lives, and Ubon Ratchathani, the Candle Festival. Escape the steamy heat of the tropical monsoon summer weather by hopping on a minibus to visit one of Thailand's world-famous beaches.
Where you'll study
Thammasat University (TU) offers courses in English in a tropical location perfect for crafting your own adventure and learning independence. TU is a public research university with a long history of student involvement in the politics and social movements of Thailand. Its guiding philosophy is on service to society, social equality, and social justice. TU is the second oldest university in the country and the most selective institution of higher education in Thailand. In keeping with the school’s social awareness ethos, all local students participate in service learning classes to educate the homeless, build kindergartens, and deliver public services. These opportunities are also available to you as an exchange student! One of TU’s main campuses, the Tha Pra Chan campus, is surrounded by many of Thailand’s most famous landmarks. When you’re not in class, you can continue your cultural education visiting nearby sites such as the Grand Palace, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the Wat Mahathat royal temple of Bangkok, or Thailand’s oldest university for Buddhist monks. Sanam Luang, a grassy city park that borders the university is a great place to take a picnic lunch or break between classes.