Semester in Thailand Excursions


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There are many amazing excursions built into this program! Here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect to experience on the Semester in Thailand program:

City Tour of Bangkok, including a visit to the Grand Palace

The current monarch no longer lives in here, but it continues to be used for official ceremonies. Construction on this awe-inspiring palace began almost 300 years ago; this is a real piece of Thai history!


Ayutthaya was the capital of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya (or Siam) during the middle ages. Historically, Ayutthaya was a major trading hub in southeast Asia attracting merchants from all over Asia, the Middle East, and even Europe! King Louis XIV of France was said to have compared Ayutthaya to Paris in terms of wealth, beauty, and culture.

 Amphawa Floating Market

A little over an hour from Bangkok is the Amphawa Floating Market, a spectacular marketplace that foreign visitors and Thais alike flock to on the weekends. Get a taste of traditional life in this bustling village where farmers sell their goods in traditional garb!

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is an enormously important city in the north of Thailand, famed for it’s contributions to Northern Thai culture as well as its thriving artistic scene. Chiang Mai has even edged its way on to TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 Destinations in the World” list!

Ko Chang

Ko Chang is one of the largest islands in Thailand and one of the most beautiful, tropical destinations in Southeast Asia. Thick with jungles and mountains, you’ll be visiting Ko Chang to plant mangroves and learn how to fish for squid at night!


The program excursions are designed to introduce you to Thai history and culture, and to allow you to experience for yourself some of the amazing things that can only be done in Thailand!

For more pictures of students on excursions, check out the CISabroad Thailand Facebook page.