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Thailand, “the land of smiles,” and the gateway to Southeast Asia, draws more visitors than any other country in the region thanks to its breathtaking natural beauty, ornate temples, robust cuisine, and ruins of ancient kingdoms. You’ll experience the engaging warmth of the Thai people who place a high value on hospitality and kindness.

One of the most important influences on Thai culture has been Buddhism. Many of the traditions and beliefs of the people in Thailand stem directly from Buddhist principles. As an AFSer in Thailand, you’ll live with a host family and attend a local school. You will have plenty of time to learn about this unique culture, from cooking to meditation to traditional Thai boxing. You’ll most likely have an opportunity to see different parts of the country as extended Thai families enjoy visiting each other. While you’ll learn Thai, English is also a required subject in schools, so there will be plenty of people who speak your language.

Eligibility Requirements

*Age on Departure: 14.9 – 17.11*

Vegetarians and students with dietary restrictions may be hard to be placed.

What's included in your experience

  • Airfare
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Host Family Placement
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • School Placement
  • Individual Contact Person
  • Medical Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Domestic Transport
  • Assistance with Application Process
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • Continuous Support
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience

What you are responsible for

  • Vaccinations
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • School Uniform