5 Reasons to Study Abroad in Thailand

The diversity of Thailand's landscape and the juxtaposition of old and new make it a great study abroad destination
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The diversity of Thailand's landscape and the juxtaposition of old and new make it a great study abroad destination

Thailand is home to ancient temples, modern industry, stunning beaches and majestic mountains — making it an ideal study abroad destination. Courses are offered in English and Thai, so no language barrier will hold students back.

Additional funding is available for study abroad. Most semester scholarships and financial aid may be used toward study abroad. Study abroad programs in Thailand offer an array of academic topics. Students can study public health, political science, hospitality, cultural studies, STEM subjects and more. Explore University of Arkansas program options to find a program that suits your major.

The reasons to study abroad in Thailand are many, but here are five student favorites:

1. Land of Smiles

​Thailand is known as "the land of smiles" within the heart of Southeast Asia.

2. Elephant in the Room

Thailand is home to a tenth of all animal species on the planet. This gives students the opportunity to volunteer at elephant sanctuaries, visit temples devoted to the monkey and snorkel with Whale Sharks.

3. Water Fight!

Songkran, Thailand's New Year, is celebrated with a country wide water fight.

4. Island Living

There are more than 1,000 islands in Thailand. The southern islands are considered among the top 10 dive sites in the world.

5. Monkeying Around

Thailand has hundreds of temples and festivals devoted to monkeys, including the Monkey Buffet held in front of the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple in Lopburi province.

Learn More

Students interested in learning more about study abroad should: 

For more information visit the study abroad and international exchange website or contact the study abroad staff at studyabr@uark.edu or 479-575-7582.


Veronica Mobley, assistant director
Study Abroad and International Exchange
479-575-7582, studyabr@uark.edu


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