The beautiful, unique and truly incomparable country of Thailand is regularly, or at least before the coronavirus pandemic virtually halted all international travel, was one of the most visited destination by travellers from across the world every single year.
Frankly, it is easy to see why.
Here, for your information and reading pleasure, are the top four reasons why studying abroad in Thailand will enrich your life and your future beyond belief.
Thai Culture Is Truly Like No Other
Unlike other countries who have succumbed to overtly Western influences and ways of life, Thailand today remains true to and eternally respectful of, the ethnic culture of Thai people.
Just taking a walk to school along the roads of Thailand will immerse you in authentic Thai culture and you will experience a true sensory experience with the sights, smells, sounds and colours of a typical day in Thailand. The cultural identity of the country can be quite unusual and even feel slightly alienating, but you will quickly fall in love with the ways of Thai people.
Thai People Are Among The Kindest In The World
Thai people are generally very calm and collected by nature and immediately you will feel he meditative benefits to your own mental health and wellbeing even in the first few days of attending your new international school in Pattaya.
Naturally, Thai people are humble, respectful and welcoming to tourists and international students alike and when you catch eyes with them in the street, they will more than likely politely smile with a warmth in their eyes.
Thai Customs And Traditions Will Expand Your Mind
Naturally, every country has their own traditions and customs that international students studying in that country may find somewhat bizarre and strange.
However, Thai people have a great number of rules of politeness and knowing and understanding them will give you a far greater appreciation of different cultures that you could not possibly have had without your international studies.
Examples of some of the more unusual rules and customs include:
- Never touch a Thai person’s head. The head is considered to be the most sacred part of the human body and should never be touched without prior consent.
- Never raise your voice in school. Thai people prefer keeping a ‘jai yen yen’, a cool heart, rather than a jai rawn, a hot head.
- Never show the bottoms of your feet while resting on a chair or even sitting on the floor. It is considered the height of rudeness.
You Will Meet A Wide Variety Of Different People
As with any international school with recognised and accredited qualifications, the first-hand experience of learning at such an institution provides opportunities, experiences and deep and meaningful connections with people you would have ordinarily never meet.
The more cultures and beliefs you expose yourself, the greater your perspective and the more expansive your world view will be.
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