Youth For Understanding (YFU): YFU Programs in Thailand

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Sawadee! Thailand is an intoxicating blend of the old and the new: float down the Chao Phraya River, meditate in an ancient temple, or visit a modern mall in fast-paced Bangkok! Located in the heart of Southeast Asia, Thailand’s beaches are world-... read more

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Sawadee! Thailand is an intoxicating blend of the old and the new: float down the Chao Phraya River, meditate in an ancient temple, or visit a modern mall in fast-paced Bangkok! Located in the heart of Southeast Asia, Thailand’s beaches are world-renowned, as is the gentleness of its people. Thai culture is heavily influenced by its neighbors, China and India. The rich variety of local food includes tropical fruits, brightly colored herbs, and vegetables you've probably never seen before.

Teaching in Thai schools is modern but still follows traditional Asian methodology: they stress rote learning (learning through memorization), wearing school uniforms, and having respect for authority. Extracurricular activities are part of the school program so that you can show off your interests and talents in activities such as Muay Thai (Thai boxing - a national sport that is very popular among teenagers), dancing, music, and Thai scouting.

Experiencing Thailand firsthand will open your eyes to the multiculturalism of Southeast Asia and to a way of life that is as connected to the modern world as it is rooted in tradition. If this blend of culture sounds like a good fit for you, apply to study abroad in Thailand today!

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Program Type(s):
Volunteer
Gap Year
High School
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Thai Language and Literature
  • Music
  • Mathematics, Statistics
  • History
  • English Language and Literature
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