The Value of Thai Children with An International Education

  • Srisuda Namraksa Rangsit University


The Value of Thai Children with An International Education

Srisuda Namraksa* and Tanpat Kraiwanit.

*Digital Economy Program, Faculty of Economics, Rangsit University, Pathum Thani, Thailand

*Corresponding author, E-mail:

This study aims to explain the value of Thai children with an international education. A qualitative approach
was employed as a research strategy, using purposive sampling and in-depth interviews. The data were analyzed using
content analysis. The results show that the cost of tuition fees from kindergarten to high school, which is 12 to 13 years,
averages from 350,000 to 700,000 THB per year and the expenses to study at a university outside Thailand, which
would take from 3.5 to 5 years, averages from 1 to 2 million THB per year. After graduation, the young adults will be
rewarded with a good job with a high income. More importantly, they will have achieved the following. 1) Improved
language skills. 2) Increased confidence and independence. 3) Make new connections and experience a new world,
studying abroad provides many great opportunities to meet new people that help the student to gain new personal and
professional connections. 4) Makes their resume look more interesting for good opportunities for jobs. This study may
be beneficial to parents’ financial planning when looking at the benefits of sending their child to an international school.
Furthermore, it may help international schools or universities to improve the quality of their education to meet the
expectations that parents have after making such a large investment in their children.
Keywords: International Education, Thai Students, Education in Thailand, International schools