Try not to fight the changes you will go through. Let this experience shape you.

Melinda Laws
Middle Tennessee State University

Participant in Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

Thailand Study Abroad Programs

  • Capital: Bangkok
  • Official Language: Thai
  • Currency: Thai baht (THB)

Thailand is strategically located in the heart of Southeast Asia and though relatively small (Texas is ten times bigger than Thailand), it is an important center of the region. Known as Siam until 1939, the Kingdom of Thailand is a constitutional monarchy, with a prime minister and a royal family. It has a population of 62 million people, 95% of whom are Buddhist. Although industrialization and modernization have brought energy to the lifestyle of Chiang Mai, one can still find beautiful old temples and palaces among the skyscrapers. The saying that Thailand is the “land of smiles” is still true, especially in the rural areas where traditional agrarian lifestyles survive. While eastern and southern Thailand is famous for its seaside resorts, the north and west are well known for its peaceful mountains and hill-tribe treks. Thailand is a tourist gateway and the friendliness of Thai people makes travel in Thailand and the surrounding region easy.

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