Mahidol University: Why You Should Study Abroad in Bangkok

When you think of Thailand you probably think of beaches, pad thai, and busy streets; but these are just a few aspects of this incredible country.  Through ISA, students have the opportunity to study at Mahidol University in Thailand. Mahidol University has been ranked Thailand’s top university and was ranked in the top 50 of Asian universities in 2014 by QS Asian University Rankings. ISA students get the incredible opportunity to study at a prestigious university

Students attend classes at Mahidol International College in Salaya, a large suburb of Bangkok. Students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in daily local Thai culture, but are still within easy access of central Bangkok. The ISA office and student housing are close to the university in this district. The campus is very open with a lot of green space in a quiet environment for studying. Students also have full access to the campus library, study lounges, computer labs, and athletic facilities. There is also a variety of student clubs to participate in such as Volunteer Club, Writer’s Club, and Science Society- just to name a few!

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Why should you study business in Thailand?

As the capital of Thailand, Bangkok is headquarters to all of the country’s major banks and largest businesses. Many multinational companies have offices based in Bangkok and seventeen Thai companies have been listed in the Forbes 2000, such as Siam Commercial Bank, Airports of Thailand, and PTT Global Chemical.  At Mahidol, students can take classes in Public Economics, International Logistics Management, and Global Marketing Strategy.

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Why should you study hospitality in Thailand?

Bangkok’s many attractions, city life, and great weather appeal to tourists from all over the world. Bangkok is known as one of the world’s top tourist destinations and ranked as the most visited city in 2013, according to the Global Destination Cities Index published by MasterCard.  Students can take classes such as Event Management and Sustainable Development for the Hospitality and Tourism Industry.

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Why should you study international relations in Thailand?

Located in the heart of Southeast Asia, Bangkok is home to many international organizations. Exposure to the region’s geography, history, religions, and political systems can help students understand Bangkok’s rapid growth. Thailand shares a border with Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, and Myanmar, making it an interesting place to further explore the region. As an economic leader in Southeast Asia, Thailand is important to the safety and prosperity of the region.  At Mahidol, students can take classes such as Poverty and Rural Development in Southeast Asia, Migration, Diasporas and Culture, and Religion, Society and Politics in Maritime Southeast Asia.

There’s so many more reasons to study abroad in Thailand.

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