Taking in Thailand Past Review

By (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo) - abroad from 06/24/2017 to 07/15/2017 with

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Thailand - Summer in Bangkok

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned to go with the flow, a lot about Thai culture and art that I wasn't exposed to in my previous learning experiences, and a ton of great new food to eat! It was 100% worthwhile for me to travel by myself and be exposed to a new place and people to mature and prepare myself for life after college.

Review Photos

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

This program earned five stars...I would do it all over again if I could!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I felt very welcome and informed at Chiang Mai University.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Uniloft was comfortable and felt very safe.

* Food:

So much good food!!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I really enjoyed the people and was always treated with kindness.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

We were told very specifically of how to deal with health issues and it seemed like an easy process, luckily I never needed to be seen for anything.

* Safety:

I felt more safe in Chiang Mai than I have in cities near my home in the US. It's always good to be careful and stick with friends but I never had any issues.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

TEAN was extremely helpful and with me every step of the way. I felt very informed and prepared traveling across the world and was able to have a blast because of that.


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

5=very easily/minimal cost

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $75
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Wait to buy souvenirs for friends and family until you've been around to a few of the different markets, there's lots of options and often you can find the same items for cheaper somewhere else!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The people in my program
  • My teacher
  • My class
* What could be improved?
  • Nothing!
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I could have done a longer program!