Thailand is one of my favorite countries in the world, and one that I find myself returning to at least once a year. I first visited Thailand in 2011 and since then I've spent almost a year traveling through this beautiful country.
I believe that Thailand is the perfect destination for student travelers because it has everything you could possibly need. First of all, it's extremely affordable -- I usually live in Thailand for less than $500 a month and have an excellent quality of life. Secondly, it's incredibly beautiful and diverse, with mountains to climb, beaches to sunbathe on, jungle to trek and world-class cities to explore. Third, it has some the best food in the world, often for less than a dollar if you're eating at street food stalls. Finally, winter in the northern hemisphere is the best time to visit Thailand, so it makes for a perfect winter getaway, where you'll be guaranteed sweltering heat and very little rain.
If you've decided to visit Thailand and don't know where to head to first, check out our Thailand travel guide.