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About Thailand

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About Thailand

Welcome to the Land of Smiles

Thailand is a diverse country with a dynamic culture that matches its sunny reputation. Known worldwide for its rich food, exotic locales and welcoming people, Thailand continues to spark the imagination of travelers and expatriates around the world. Though often thought of as a tourist destination, many expatriates make it their home, and due to the country’s central position in Southeast Asia it serves as a major transport and commerce hub for the region. This means many major embassies, non-governmental organizations and international companies have chosen Thailand as a base of operations, and it’s very common to encounter people from all over the world while walking the streets of Bangkok, Chiang Mai or other cities.

Adjusting to life here can create unique challenges, and it helps to learn more about Thai culture, weather, food and politics beforehand to ease the transition. As you begin to prepare for your move, additional resources are available on this site to support you.

Learn More about Thailand

World Bank
Amazing Thailand
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thailand
Preparing for Your Move - Thai Visa Application

The Visa Process

One of the key steps you will need to complete prior to departure to Thailand is acquiring your visa. Our HR team will assist you throughout this process.

Welcome to the NIST Community

If you are offered a position at NIST, we will be supporting you from the first day to ease your transition. We encourage you to read the resources in this section to learn more about Thailand and complete the online tech training.
Arriving to NIST International School in Bangkok

Safeguarding at NIST

We prioritize the safety and wellbeing of all of our community members, and all NIST faculty and staff must complete annual safeguarding training.

Adjusting to Your New Home

In addition to an extensive orientation to Bangkok and NIST, our transition coordinator will organize tours, shopping expeditions and social events to help you settle in quickly and focus on your new role in our community.
NIST International School Bangkok Skyline

The New to NIST Blog

All new faculty are given access to a password-protected blog with more tips and information about working and living in Thailand.

Life in Bangkok

From five-star restaurants to world-famous street food and sprawling shopping malls to bustling open-air markets, Bangkok offers something for everyone and also offers the opportunity for easy travel throughout Asia.