In Thailand, scholarships are often provided by universities, the army, or royal programs. Scholarships are typically reserved for high-achieving candidates, and you must have achieved at least one academic year’s worth of credits to be eligible. So, ask the admissions advisor or go to the university’s website to see if any scholarships are available.

Keep an eye out for farang (foreigner) traps, especially in larger cities or tourist areas. If you don’t know how much something or a trip costs in Baht in your region, or if you don’t seem sure, you’ll be asked to pay much more than the item or service is worth. It’s also popular for tuk-tuk drivers to take detours on the way to your destination in order to try to sell you goods from shops they’ve partnered with to scam off foreigners, so if a driver won’t take you straight to your destination, get off right away. Expect to spend $300–$600 a month if the package does not provide transportation, lodging, or extracurricular activities.