The currency of Thailand is the Thai Baht (THB) which consists of 100 satang. There are three Copper coins used: the 25 satang , 50 satang (rarely used) and the new 2 baht coin. Silver coins are in denominations of 1, 2, and 5 Baht, while the 10 baht is silver with a copper center. Banknotes are valued at 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1,000 baht.
The exchange rate is linked to the US dollar and so does not fluctuate much compared to other currencies. As of this publication, 1.0 USD = 31.84 Thai Baht. For current exchange rate information, visit www.oanda.com
Cost of Living
When budgeting, keep in mind that it is always better to overestimate than to underestimate. To give you an idea of common approximate expenses and commodities a typical student will incur, please see the brief list below.
Additional Estimated Expenses
The ISA program cost includes items such as tuition and fees, housing, insurance, and more. To view what is included in your program price, please visit the "What's Included" section of the ISA Bangkok program page.
The Additional Estimated Expenses sheet in the "Accepted Students" section of the ISA website has the following estimated expenses listed:
The ISIC card is an internationally recognized student ID card that gives students thousands of discounts worldwide from travel to cinema, meals and more. ISA students who purchase a flight through STA are eligible to receive an ISIC card. Visit isic.org for more information.