Thailand is a popular gap year destination…who wouldn’t want to spend their gap year in paradise? Taking a gap year in Thailand is a wonderful, challenging, and exciting opportunity no matter what stage of life you find yourself in—between studies or jobs, or simply in need of a change of pace/scenery.
Imagine spending your day volunteering, teaching, or learning about elephant conservation, then ending your day with a dip in the clear blue waters, accompanied by a nice Thai iced tea and authentic pad Thai straight from the source. Working days will never be as enjoyable as they will be during your gap year in Thailand.
There is no classroom in the world that can teach you what traveling and firsthand experience can. Want to know why you shouldn’t pass up this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? Then keep reading to learn everything there is to know about taking a gap year in Thailand.
Why Thailand is an excellent choice for a gap year?
A wide range of gap year opportunities are available for all types of aspiring travelers. Thailand offers a plethora of opportunities for gap year travel in Thailand, ranging from fun to adventure to learning and, most importantly, soul searching. So much so that even an entire year may not be enough time to unravel all the mysteries of the Far East’s crown jewel. So, let’s look at some life-changing experiences you can have right now and where you can have them.
It’s Ridiculously cheap
The costs will vary depending on how you plan to spend your gap year in Thailand, so planning your budget for this adventure should begin with knowing the basics. Thailand is a relatively inexpensive country to live in, especially if you have a reasonable budget and a small income. A one-bedroom apartment in the city will cost around $400 per month, while outside of the city, you will not pay more than $200.
You shouldn’t be concerned about living outside of cities because public transportation is so cheap and has such good connections. Plus, you can get closer to the locals and immerse yourself even more in Thai culture.
Gap year programs provide excellent value
If you’re thinking about taking a gap year in Thailand, make sure you research the various program types and costs so you can better plan your budget. Depending on the type, length, and destination of the program, program fees can range from $600 to a few thousand dollars per week.
Transportation that is convenient
Although transportation in Thailand may appear chaotic and dangerous at first, with motorbikes, bicycles, and tuk tuks as the primary modes of transportation, you will quickly adapt and realize how convenient and easy these methods are. Particularly for short distances. If you’re in a hurry, take a tuk tuk and you’ll be there in no time.
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Thailand is a great destination for those looking to take their gap year in the near future. It’s easy to get around, and there are many different programs available that will suit any lifestyle or budget preferences. If you want more information about taking your gap year in Thailand, contact us today! We would love to help you plan an unforgettable experience full of new life skills and rich memories.
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