Things to know when you first arrive in Thailand
This handbook has been specifically designed for international students who are new to Thailand and wish to learn essential information about the country, to help them settle in more smoothly. By going through this handbook, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of what to expect when living in Thailand and will be better equipped to navigate daily life in a foreign country.

A Comprehensive Guide to Education Visas in Thailand
The purpose of "A Comprehensive Guide to Education Visas in Thailand" is to offer a detailed overview of the visa process for international students who are studying at New Stamford School. By reading this guide, students will gain a thorough understanding of the visa requirements and regulations, as well as important information regarding visa rules, regulations, and restrictions.

Settling in Thailand
The purpose of "Settling in Thailand" is to provide international students with a comprehensive understanding of what to expect when living in a foreign country. Moving to a new country can be overwhelming and challenging, particularly when it comes to navigating daily life. So, students will be better equipped to navigate the challenges of living in a foreign country and make the most of their study abroad experience.

Introduction to Thailand: Geography, Climate, and Culture

Introduction to Thailand: Geography, Climate, and Culture


Thailand is a beautiful country located in Southeast Asia and is often referred to as the “Land of Smiles.” It shares borders with Myanmar to the west, Laos to the northeast, Cambodia to the southeast, and Malaysia to the south. Despite being the 50th largest country in the world, Thailand’s geography is diverse and boasts mountains in the north, lush forests in national parks, and tropical islands in the south.


One of the most notable features of Thailand’s geography is its tropical climate. The country experiences three main seasons: hot, rainy, and cool. The hot season usually lasts from March to June, while the rainy season lasts from July to October. The cool season from November to February brings milder temperatures. With temperatures ranging from 19 to 38 degrees Celsius, the tropical climate has a significant impact on daily life in Thailand. Many people choose to take it slow and relax during the hottest parts of the day.


Thailand is a predominantly Buddhist country, with over 95% of the population identifying as Buddhist. Thai culture is deeply rooted in Buddhist traditions, and the country is home to some of the world’s most beautiful temples and religious sites. Thai is the official language of the country, spoken by over 92% of the population.

Thai Cuisine:

Thai cuisine is renowned for its bold and complex flavors, as well as its use of fresh herbs and vegetables. It is characterized by a balance of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy tastes and frequently includes ingredients such as coconut milk, lemongrass, ginger, and galangal.

Some of the most popular Thai dishes include pad thai, green curry, tom yum soup, and mango sticky rice. Street food is also a prominent part of Thai cuisine, with vendors selling a variety of tasty treats ranging from skewered meats to fried insects.

Overall, Thai cuisine is a vibrant and diverse culinary tradition that offers a range of flavors and textures to tantalize the taste buds.

In summary, Thailand’s geography, climate, religion, and cuisine make it a unique and special place. Its diverse topography, vibrant culture, and delicious food set it apart from other countries in Southeast Asia. International students in Thailand should take the time to explore all that this amazing country has to offer, from its majestic temples to its stunning beaches and bustling cities.

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