Training Fees: Fees depends on the length of training as shown below:
4-5 week (US$2,500)
6-8 week (US$3,000)
9-12 week (US$3,500)
Please, check the official site of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand
List of countries with visa exemption:http://www.mfa.go.th/main/en/services/123/15396-Tourist-Visa-Exemption.html
On arrival visa are granted at the port of entry only to those who are from the countries listed at:
country applying to Royal Thai embassy or Consulate. If there is no Thai embassy / consulate in the country, they should go to another country nearby. Please
check here to see them: http://www.thaiembassy.org. Also, participants need to keep in mind that it may take 3 days to arrange Thai visa. Those who are from the
yellow fever declared countries (see list at:
http://www.mfa.go.th/main/en/services/123/15384-List-of-countries-which-are-declared-Yellow-Fever.htm need a certificate of vaccination) and they have to show
to the health control section before heading to immigration counters:
Travel from Airport to AIT: Go to one floor down to catch 'PUBLIC TAXI'. Tell them at the counter you want to go to 'AIT'. The staff will give you a paper. Taxi may
ask you to negotiate when you start. But tell the driver go by METER and via 'MOTORWAY'. Taxi fare to AIT should be around 300-400 Baht (or US$10-15). You
will need to pay 33 Baht (=US$1) as tollway fee twice and 50 Baht as service fee on top of the amount showed by the taxi meter. It should not take more than an
hour. At AIT gate tell them you are going to 'AIT Center'. If you face any problem, please show our telephone numbers to the driver.
Chaleo: + 66 (089) 816 7712, Lucia: +66 (087) 803 1116, Ram: +66 (081) 734 6934.
Except in tourist areas and hotels, no other currencies are accepted. Airport is the best place to change money. You should change at least US$200 so that you
do not need to worry about payment at least for few days. Exchange rates of all banks at the airport and outside are same. Most credit cards accepted in Thailand
and also there are cash vending machines / ATMs with signs of visa, master or others all over Thailand. American, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand dollars,
Euro, Sterling pound, Chinese and Indian currencies are also are accepted in banks.
AIT has a 3-star equivalent on-campus hotel which includes broadband LAN connection or wifi and swimming pool.
Price: Approximately US$50/night (two persons can share).
To reserve rooms, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
AIT is about 60 km north from the Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) International Airport and approx. 1 hr by taxi. Similarly, its only 42 km north and 1-hr by car, bus and
minivan from down town Bangkok (Victory Monument).
Thailand is a tropical country. Weather in Bangkok and around is always hot (up to 35 deg C). There is no winter, lowest temp is about 20 deg C. No need to pack
think clothes e.g. sweater, jumpers, jackets. etc. Instead light clothes, umbrella, hat etc would be useful.
Casual dress, easy to work in the field and even in ponds, other items e.g. hand globes, shoes covering angle, hat/cap, sun glasses, sun-lotion and insect
repellent would be helpful. A laptop, CDs/memory stick, camera and mobile phone will be useful. Local SIM (prices normally 49 Baht or 99 Baht) can be
purchased at the airport or any convenient stores including Family mart, 7-Eleven or simple vendors. Choose your favourite number, ask how much top-up you
want and give your mobile set every will be done in a minute or two.
No major concerns! Visitors expressed that Thailand in general, except three provinces close to Malaysia in deep south, is one of the safest countries in the world
Dr Ram C. Bhujel
School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD)
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
PO Box 4, Klong Luang Pathumthani 12120, Thailand