International students participating in study abroad programs in Thailand have a range of accommodation options.

If entering Thailand by air and engaging in a short-term study abroad program, U.S. residents do not need a visitor visa. This group of students will have up to 30 days to finish their visit. Those participating in services for more than 30 days, though, would need to apply for a visitor visa. Students will stay in Thailand for 60 days on a tourist visa, which is valid for 90 days from the date of issue. Foreign students may need to apply for a visa extension if their stay is more than 60 days (Contact or visit a consulate or embassy in your home country before traveling to Thailand to make sure you have all the information you need to know about visas).

Make sure you have a new passport (valid for at least six months), two extra passport images, a travel itinerary, and a bank statement before applying for a visa. If you’re under the age of 20, you’ll even have to submit a few extra papers. A visa could cost about $90 for all applicants.