When I was first researching Study Abroad, I knew I wanted to choose a country whose culture would push me out of my comfort zone. After deciding on Thailand, I looked at the different programs that my school, UMass Amherst, was associated with, and if they had any trips to Thailand, as well as if I could take classes for my major.
I found CISabroad, which has an association with UMass and Mahidol University, a school located just outside Bangkok. Not only did Mahidol have classes that would work as electives for my Hospitality and Tourism Management major, but it also is one of the best schools in Thailand.
The program itself was fairly cheap, especially compared to my home university and other Study Abroad programs. CISabroad also offered a few trips throughout the semester, which was included in the price of the program. All of these factors played a role in my decision to choose CISabroad Thailand.