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5 Reasons To Go To Bangkok For An Internship

Thailand’s capital is the perfect place for young professionals. There are many reasons to go to Bangkok, from the food and the friendly locals, to the travel opportunities. All of this has made Bangkok the most visited city in the world. Deciding whether to travel or gain professional experience is a tough call. However, with an international internship, you can truly have the best of both worlds.

Here are 5 reasons to go to Bangkok for your international internship:

1. Travel

For anyone who has the travel bug, there are endless reasons to go to Bangkok. You could spend weeks exploring Thailand’s different regions, from Bangkok itself to the southern islands and the mountains in the north. Of course, if you’re ever able to finish exploring Thailand, Southeast Asia offers an immense list of must-see destinations.

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2. Food

Thai food is well known and well loved around the world. Each region of Thailand is known for different dishes, flavors and ingredients. Interns in Bangkok, the capital, will have access to try them all! From breakfasts and main dishes to desserts and snacks, the streets of Bangkok have everything you could want. Food in the city is delicious and incredibly cheap. Most locals eat all three daily meals in the various markets and streets.

3. Weather

For those looking for a warm weather getaway, Bangkok is the place for you! The temperatures are warm all year round, even during the rainy seasons. Of course, for a true beach vacation, head to Thailand’s famous islands. Here, you’ll find white beaches, sparkling blue water, and an endless list of activities. From kayaking, snorkeling and sunbathing to hiking and biking, weather permits any activity, anytime.

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4. Networking

Bangkok is an incredibly international and multicultural city. In addition, Thailand is one of the region’s strongest economies, meaning that many of the world’s top experts and entrepreneurs call it home. If you’re looking to build up an international network, there’s no better place than Bangkok!

5. Culture

Thai culture is extremely friendly and welcoming. This is one of the reasons people from all over the world look to make Bangkok their home. Family and religion are both extremely important in Thai culture, as is self awareness and etiquette. Of course, if you’re heading to Thailand as an intern, it will be important to learn a bit about Thai business culture, so that you’re able to be a successful member of your organization.


Now that you know about these 5 reasons to go to Bangkok, apply now for an internship in Thailand.


  1. DSC03229, by Stanislav Baranov, CC BY-SA 2.0
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Photos and blog by Maeve Allsup

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