Thailand

Program Quick Facts

  • Program Duration: 5 or 10 months
  • Departure: July
  • Age Requirements: 15 to 18 years old
  • Language Requirements: none
  • Academic Requirements: C+ avg or higher
  • Visa Requirements: Yes
  • Orientation: Local Orientation
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About Thailand

Thailand’s rich history and diverse landscapes promise an unforgettable adventure that goes beyond the classroom. From savoring aromatic street food to visiting ornate temples, every day is an opportunity to soak in Thailand’s unique flavors and experiences. As you embrace the rhythm of daily life, you’ll gain insights into Thai culture, cuisine, and customs. From mastering the art of Thai greetings to understanding the significance of traditional festivals, your experiences will be immersive and eye-opening. Engaging with locals, learning the Thai language, and navigating the bustling streets create a deeper appreciation for the beauty that lies within Thailand’s cultural tapestry.

  • Size: Thailand covers an area of approximately 198,120 square miles.
  • Population: The population of Thailand is approximately 69.8 million people.
  • Language: The main language spoken in Thailand is Thai.
  • Religion:The main religion in Thailand is Theravada Buddhism, which is deeply ingrained in the culture
    and way of life.
  • Government: Thailand is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy. The country has a
    king as the head of state and a prime minister as the head of government. This system allows for a balance
    of power among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
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Life in Thailand

A typical day for a teenager living in Thailand is an exciting blend of cultural exploration, academic learning, and vibrant social interactions. Mornings often start with a traditional Thai breakfast, which might include dishes like rice congee or savory omelets. School usually begins around 8:00 AM and continues until the early afternoon.

After school, Thai teenagers have a variety of activities to choose from. Many are drawn to the colorful street markets, where they can enjoy delectable street food, shop for trendy clothing, and immerse themselves in the lively atmosphere. Outdoor sports and recreational activities, such as badminton, soccer, or Muay Thai boxing, are also popular among Thai youth.

Thai families hold strong bonds, and dinner is a cherished time to share stories and connect with loved ones. Teenagers might gather with friends at local hangouts, coffee shops, or entertainment centers, enjoying the vibrant social scene that Thailand offers.

On weekends, many teenagers take advantage of the country’s diverse landscapes by heading to the beach, exploring historical sites, or venturing into the lush jungles. Festivals and traditional celebrations often take place over the weekends, providing a window into Thailand’s rich cultural heritage.

Pricing

Program Duration

Departure

Price

5 months (semester)

July 2024

$9,400

10 months (academic year)

July 2024

$11,900

Included

  • Roundtrip international flight to your destination
  • Travel insurance to cover accidents and illnesses
  • A carefully screened and vetted host family placement
  • 24/7 support from STS Foundation and its partners during your time abroad
  • Language support if traveling to a non-English speaking country
  • Interview, orientations, and material that will prepare you and your parents for your exchange year
  • A local representative or host family member welcoming you at the airport upon your arrival
  • Certificate of completion provided by STS Foundation at the end of your exchange year

Not Included

  • Domestic flight to get to the international departure
  • Passport and visa fees
  • School lunch money (depends on destination)
  • School uniforms if required (depends on destinations)
  • Public transportation
  • Educational/recreational trips
  • Pocket money ($200 to $300/month recommended)

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Before Your High School Exchange Year

Get ready for your high school exchange year! Discover the benefits, learn who's eligible, and understand the application process. STS Foundation will guide you every step of the way, ensuring you are well-prepared for this exceptional adventure.

Before Your High School Exchange Year

Get ready for your high school exchange year! Discover the benefits, learn who's eligible, and understand the application process. STS Foundation will guide you every step of the way, ensuring you are well-prepared for this exceptional adventure.

During Your High School Exchange Year

Discover what it's like to immerse yourself in a new culture and live with a host family, all with the guidance of STS Foundation and its partners. From the moment you depart to the moment you return home, we are there for you and your parents.

During Your High School Exchange Year

Discover what it's like to immerse yourself in a new culture and live with a host family, all with the guidance of STS Foundation and its partners. From the moment you depart to the moment you return home, we are there for you and your parents.