Intern in Bangkok

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Build your resume and make amazing memories in bustling Bangkok.

Intern abroad in bustling Bangkok for the ultimate in professional and personal development! Between its vibrant culture and diverse range of industries, Bangkok provides an intriguing setting for interns. This comprehensive program will set you up with everything you’ll need for a successful internship and a rewarding experience, from a custom internship placement to housing, support, and group cultural activities.


What to Expect:

  • Language: English
  • Average Courseload: N/A
  • GPA Requirement: 2.5

Highlights:

  • Enjoy an internship placement customized according to your background and interests in a variety of fields
  • Live in a modern, serviced apartment in central Bangkok
  • Participate in group activities and excursions with other interns and students
  • Learn some traditional Thai cooking techniques
  • Choose from multiple start dates and duration options

Program Details

Intern for Credit

Want credit for your internship? We can do that for you!

A respected New Hampshire university, Plymouth State University is CIS Abroad’s accrediting partner for internship programs. Plymouth State University is a NEASC accredited institution with over 20 years of experience awarding internship credit both domestically and internationally. Plymouth State University has been nationally recognized for its commitment to the environment and for innovative programs that are making an impact both regionally and globally.

Learn more about interning for credit through Plymouth State University here.

Why Life in Bangkok

How to sum up the thrilling city of Bangkok? Home to serene spiritual temples and pulsing nightlife, Bangkok is in a class of its own! Nearly 10 million people live in Thailand’s capital, which is a dynamic city synonymous with the exotic. Bangkok is also a dominating force in Asian finance and business. Moreover, it has global influences on politics, culture, fashion, and entertainment.

There’s a shroud of mystery over Bangkok that lures nearly 11 million visitors each year. Hop in a tuk-tuk (a three-wheeled motorized cart) and zip in and out of traffic as you visit the Grand Palace, the Vimanmek Palace Complex, and the thousands of temples around the city. Discover and embrace the amazing international cuisine, bustling street markets, and extraordinary energy around you. Your study abroad program is located in the city of Salaya, with easy access by bus, private van, skytrain, or taxi into the heart of Bangkok.

Thanks to Bangkok’s proximity to the equator, you’ll enjoy warm weather year round. Take a break from the city to visit the many jungles, beaches, artisan villages, and cultural/historical sites in Thailand. Indulge yourself with a Thai massage, ride an elephant, take a cooking class, or learn the martial art of Thai boxing. Whether you’re exploring the cuisine, the tropical beaches on the coast, or the animated markets, Thailand will be an unforgettable study abroad experience!

Live La Vida Local

  • Chinatown

    Yaowarat, one of the biggest Chinatowns in the world, experience amazing street food, narrow alleys packed with shops of all kinds, great snack and a unique cultural experience. Don’t forget to check on the 12 ton golden buddha at Wat Traimit, it was lost for almost 200 years.

  • Siam BTS

    Some of the biggest malls in Asia, see penguins, lamborghinis, watch an IMAX or go ice skating all in one of the busiest and most up-market parts of Bangkok.

  • Asiatique

    Take a boat down the river and enjoy Thai and other seafood along the waterfront in a beautiful setting.

  • Chatujak Weekend Market

    One of the biggest markets in Bangkok, more than you can see in a single day, a great place to find unique and beautiful Thai goods, presents, clothes and other souvenirs

  • Kanchanaburi

    Take a day trip to this small town to see the famous death railway from world war 2, and camp at the beautiful Erawan park,close to a seven level water fall.

  • Street Food

    Don’t forget to try some of the many kinds of amazing street food, this is one of the must do experiences for you stay in Thailand, sample the noodles, pat thai, curries, fresh fruit, homemade ice cream and so much more.

Housing in Bangkok

Location

Participants will live in single rooms in apartments shared with other CIS Abroad participants or other international students and interns. Apartments are typically located in Bangkok’s city center, within 30-60 minutes commute. The location may vary based on the location of your internship placement – we’re always looking to make your commute shorter!

Meals

Meals are not provided, but mouth-watering street food is plentiful (and cheap), so eat your fill!

Inclusions and Amenities

  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning
  • Cleaning Service
  • CommutePublic Transportation
  • Desk
  • LaundryOn-site
  • Television
  • Wi-Fi

What's Included

Inclusions

Program fees are in US dollars and include the following:

  • Orientation in Bangkok
  • Multiple excursions depending on the length of your program
  • Internship placement and support
  • Housing
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • Pre-departure and onsite orientation
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Airport pickup service
  • On-site support
  • La Vida Local cultural program

Welcome & Orientation

Upon arrival you’ll take part in both the university and CISabroad orientation program. You’ll learn the “do’s and don’ts” of living in Thailand. Where to go out, how to stay safe, where to shops are how to get around. In the afternoon you will participate in the Thai Cultural values training, where staff will cover the differences in working and communication style between Thailand and the West.

Farewell & Re-Entry Program

At the end of the program we will all get together for one last epic meal and talk about your adventures and experiences. Our staff will also share some precious tips on going back home feeling like a champ! Your study abroad experience is something to be cherished and shared with your family and friends back home.

Program Excursions

While participating on a CIS Abroad program, you'll be able to take part in built-in day trips at no additional cost. These trips are subject to change from term to term; listed below are excursions that have run in the past.
Bangkok City Tour

Bangkok City Tour

Visit the beautiful Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Thailand’s most holy temple where you will be dazzled by gold and jade. Ride a riverboat down Thailand’s “River of Life,” the Chao Praya, and glimpse the lifestyles of people who live in this so-called “Venice of the East.” Finally, visit Wat Pho, “Temple of The Reclining Buddha,” a 50-meter long, 200-year-old buddha.

Thai Cooking Class

Thai Cooking Class

During this excursion you will learn all about Thai fruits, vegetable, and herbs, visit the market and learn about the different ingredients and then make 5 dishes of your own from scratch.

Site Director

Travel Tip:

Looking for a cool and exciting way to explore Bangkok? The whole city used to be based around canals, so jumping on a boat gives you a way to get out of the traffic and experience the real Bangkok.

Travel Tip:

Looking for a cool and exciting way to explore Bangkok? The whole city used to be based around canals, so jumping on a boat gives you a way to get out of the traffic and experience the real Bangkok.

About:

David was born in the UK and moved to the US when he was 16 and completed high school and University in Colorado. As an avid traveler, his first thought on graduation was to travel to Asia. He volunteered and lived with a family in Kathmandu for 2 months before traveling to Thailand. He quickly fell in love with the country and for the last 12 years has worked as a teacher, as a development officer in NGOs, and has worked with volunteers and study abroad programs for the last seven years. He has an MA in Asia Pacific Studies and is fluent in Thai. He loves his work because it allows him to share his love of Thailand and its people with participants and at the same time support the great things that people all over Thailand are doing every day.

Your Support Staff

Global Advising Team
Travel Tip:

We love what we do and want to talk to you! The Global Advising Center is here to help you decide on a program, and complete the Online Application. From the moment you first hear from us—be it through a text, phone call, email or personal visit—you will find that our passion for international education is contagious. We’re ready to launch you abroad.

Michelle Everard
Travel Tip:

Journal, journal, journal! Write down the little things, the strange details & whatever made you laugh. It’s the little things that make a trip amazing and are easily the most forgotten.

Alexandra Woolner
Travel Tip:

Expect the unexpected! Sometimes culture shock is stronger in countries where you expect things to be more similar to your home country and environment. Traveling abroad is an excellent way to learn more about your own culture, habits, style, and adaptability.

Dates & Prices

ADVISOR TIP: Please WAIT to book flights until you have received confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork. Dates posted here are subject to change.

  • Application Deadline: Feb 1
  • Arrival: May 8
  • Departure: June 6 | July 4 | August 1
  • Price: $4,690 - $7,190
  • Application Deadline: Mar 1
  • Arrival: June 5
  • Departure: July 4 | August 1 | August 29
  • Price: $4,690 - $7,190
  • Application Deadline: May 15
  • Arrival: September 4
  • Departure: October 31 | November 28
  • Price: $4,690 - $5,490
  • Application Deadline: Jun 1
  • Arrival: September 25
  • Departure: November 21 | December 19
  • Price: $4,690 - $5,490
  • Application Deadline: Oct 1 (Estimated)
  • Arrival: January 9 (Estimated)
  • Departure: February 6 | March 6 | April 3 (Estimated)
  • Price: $4,390 - $7,190 (Estimated)
  • Application Deadline: Nov 1 (Estimated)
  • Arrival: February 5 (Estimated)
  • Departure: March 6 | April 3 | May 1 (Estimated)
  • Application Deadline: Feb 1 (Estimated)
  • Arrival: May 8 (Estimated)
  • Departure: June 6 | July 4 | August 1 (Estimated)
  • Price: $4,690 - $7,190 (Estimated)
  • Application Deadline: Mar 1 (Estimated)
  • Arrival: June 5 (Estimated)
  • Departure: July 4 | August 1 | August 29 (Estimated)
  • Price: $4,690 - $7,190 (Estimated)
Additional Information:

As with all study abroad programs, you should count on a few additional expenses.

CIS Abroad reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.