Living in Chiang Mai

Living in Thailand

The International semester abroad program provides an opportunity for American students to explore Thailand and experience a slice of Southeast Asia.

We offer not just a strong academic program at a beautiful campus, but we also provide dynamic opportunities for fun and exploration.

Modern shopping malls, restaurants and coffee shops welcome you. Relax, visit the elephant sanctuary or enjoy activities such as rafting or zip-lining through the jungle How would you like to enjoy one semester?

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Vibrant Chiang Mai

It is impossible to list all the benefits of living in Chiang Mai, but they include:

Outdoor Activities
  • Hiking, biking & walking
  • Kayaking, caving
  • Zip lining
  • Jungle trekking
  • Mini marathons, road running
Trips & Attractions
  • Doi Inthanon Highlight Tour‎
  • Night Bazaar
  • Warorot Market (Kad Luang)
  • Mae Sa Waterfall
  • Tha Pae Walking Street
  • Sunday market in walking street
  • Saturday market
  • River market
  • Small markets
  • Night Bazaar‎
  • Central Festival

Easy Chiang Mai

  • Elephant rescue park
  • Elephant sanctuary
  • Well-being, Thai massage
  • Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
  • Wat Chedi Luang Varavihara
  • Wat Phra Singh
  • cooking classes
  • art & craft
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Living at Payap


You will live on-campus student accommodation (Mae Khao campus). Payap University Mae Khao campus is located 10-15 minute ride from the center of Chiang Mai


Student Accommodation provides:

  • Twin-share bedroom
  • Shared ensuite bathroom
  • Mosquito protection
  • Small fitness center onsite
  • Washers and dryers in the apartment building
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • ATM machines on the apartment grounds
  • 24/7 security onsite
  • Gas station and convenience store nearby
  • Free shuttle service to your dorm and classrooms

Each room is furnished with a bed, shower, desk, wardrobe, and air conditioner if required

Utilities are covered in the housing cost.

Facilities include a small fitness center, laundry facilities, a shared area, with nearby restaurants and shops (e.g. 7-11, gas station)

Campus facilities include the library, athletics track, chapel, several eating locations and ATMs.