Today I want to bring you with me and show you what a typical day as an exchange student in Thailand looks like for me. I hope you enjoy these snaps of my daily life.
My mornings start early, around 7:00 am, as I have class almost every day at 9:00 am. This gives me enough time to commute and have breakfast. Most days I stay in my bed until the very last minute, then I grab my school uniform. Most universities in Thailand have uniforms. Some are stricter than others in terms of dress code, but my university allows us to decide what to wear and it is only mandatory to wear your uniform on exams, field trips, and special days. It’s recommended that exchange students follow this rule, since students are highly respected in Thai society and it lets people know which university you go to if you ever get lost.
To get to school, I take a bus close to my apartment that takes me directly to the campus. I usually have breakfast in the cafeteria or the many shops around campus. Here breakfast is very different from what I’m used to back home but it’s great because it fills me up and gives me energy for my 3 hour class.
After class, I have one hour to get lunch. For lunch we can choose from the cafeteria, street food, or a pier nearby where there are a couple of restaurants, bakeries, and even a Starbucks, though I prefer trying new things at the local shops.
After class I get an iced coffee or tea and walk around the area before taking the bus home. There is always something to see– street performers, the architecture of the city, or even just people-watching! The campus is close to the Grand Palace, the most visited and famous landmark in Bangkok. I see it every day on my way home and I am still amazed by how beautiful it is.
For dinner I head out with friends to sample some street food or to try a new restaurant and explore the city. The rest of the evening I will spend studying. I have a Thai language quiz coming up and mastering the pronunciation is driving me crazy!
So I’ll leave it at that. I really hope you enjoyed looking into my day. Thank you for reading!