COVID-19 Special Notice
For the foreseeable future, students on the MSID Thailand program will be living in apartments rather than with host families. The apartments are equipped with the basic necessities: wifi, a bed, bed linens, closet, desk, chair, refrigerator, and a hot water heater. Each apartment is only accessible via a key card and they are located close to food, laundry services, and local transportation. Students will receive a weekly meal stipend.
Housing and Meals
Students will live with a homestay family during the classroom phase of the program. Students who choose an internship or research placement outside of Chiang Mai will have a second homestay placement. Students who choose an internship or research placement in Chiang Mai will have a second homestay or can decide to stay in local apartments
Independent housing is not permitted on this program. There will be no exceptions.
Homestay families provide breakfast and dinner daily; you will be responsible for providing your own lunches. Host families can typically accommodate a variety of dietary needs, but if you have severe food allergies and/or restrictions, contact the program team prior to applying. Students who decide to stay in the apartments will be responsible for all of their meals.
Homestays are an integral component of the learning experience and often a highlight for participants. Your family provides not only housing, breakfast, and dinner but also a vital connection to Thai culture. Nearly all families have hosted program participants before and have been chosen for their genuine interest in sharing Thai life with an MSID program participant.