5 Reasons For Filipinos To Study In Thailand
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Say “sawadee khrap / kha” (hello) to your study abroad experience in Thailand! Learn a lot about its rich culture and history. When you look around, you’ll definitely fall in love with the country’s beauty and want to study in Thailand. The country is also home to world-class universities that you can apply for!
Here are five reasons why you should study in Thailand!
1. Thailand has an outstanding quality of education
Thailand has 14 universities in the overall Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The country’s highest-ranking universities are Chulalongkorn University and Mahidol University.
These universities offer top-notch courses in engineering, languages, chemistry, biological sciences, pharmacy and medicine. Many international students also pursue education in Thailand to study ecology, environment, agriculture, and urban development.
2. Thailand has a friendly and family-oriented culture
Thailand is known as the “Land of Smiles” because of its friendly people. You’ll feel the locals’ genuine hospitality as they are always willing to help when you’re in need.
Thai people value strong family ties just like Filipinos, too! They also have extended families living in one house. Whenever you feel lonely, your new friends in Thailand will definitely keep you company.
Just a little reminder: If you’re planning to study in Thailand, you should learn how to greet them properly by doing a “wai” gesture. Bend your head a little bit, push your palms against each another and touch your nose with your fingertips. By making this gesture, you will show them respect.
3. Thailand is abundant in happy and healthy food
Thailand is famous for its great-tasting food that are usually very cheap (tipid meals!). Indulge in a variety of healthy meals that are perfect for students like you. The most satisfying part of a Thai food trip are the fruits that are oh-so-fresh!
4. Thailand is home to breathtaking destinations
In the city, you’ll see skyscrapers side by side with Buddhist temples. There are also ancient ruins that will take you back in time.
What’s more, Thailand is known for its crystal blue beaches that would be the best relaxation spot for you and your friends! Thailand is strategically located in the heart of Southeast Asia, making it easy for you to explore nearby countries. Once your classes are over, you can take a bus to Cambodia and see the Angkor Wat Temple!
5. Thailand offers a low cost of living
Thailand has a low cost of living, making it a perfect destination for international students who are on a budget. Aside from its affordable tuition fee in universities, there are cheap apartments and food stalls that you can find for your stay. You can also ride a bike on your way to school!
With its friendly people, awesome food, and culture, Thailand will feel like home! Make your study experience a fun-filled one by studying in the land of smiles, Thailand!
Check out our Study Abroad section for more tips and guides on how to start your education journey abroad!
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Winona Rica L. Sigue
Winona is an accounting student at the University of Santo Tomas. She contributes articles for Edukasyon.ph. Her artistic pursuits inspire her to paint and watch theatre plays. She embraces a minimalist lifestyle.