* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program?
My program at Rangsit University in Bangkok is no longer offered. The USAC program is now sending usac students to Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand. I spent a lot of time here as well and know that it would be equally amazing as a place to live and study. Much less chaotic than Bangkok, and still only a flight or bus ride away from all the Thailand has to offer.
I know a lot of people who have studied abroad, in europe, africa, south america and asia, and one of the main things friends had to tell me after seeing my photos and hearing about my trip, was that my experience trumped all others! This country is one of the most incredible places to be able to live, with jungles, cities, and islands that are incomparable to anywhere else on earth. Thailand is incredibly internationalized and great for foreign travelers. Getting around is easily done, food is cheap, living is cheap... go see it for yourself. Thailand is the life.