Missing home

5 tips for dealing with homesickness as a teacher in Thailand

Experiencing homesickness or culture shock can be a challenging and uncomfortable experience. It can leave you feeling isolated and lonely, struggling to connect with others, particularly if you encounter a language barrier.


Why are annual health check-ups essential?

Do you only see your doctor when you are sick? If so, you might want to change that.

From early detection to monitoring chronic diseases, annual health check-ups can help keep your health in check.


Expats in Thailand: How to register for a COVID-19 vaccine

A summary of the current situation regarding vaccines for expats

Ever since Thailand’s mass vaccination drive began on June 7th, I’ve been inundated with calls and texts from my fellow expats in the country asking whether they can register for a COVID-19 vaccine.


Trust your local doctors!

Believe me when I say that great medical staff can be found anywhere.

For the last ten days or so, I've been in excrutiating pain, first from bursitis in my knee and later from a bulging disk in my back aggravated by the funny way I had to walk with a bum knee. Tonight, thanks to my local Southeast Asian health care professionals, my horrific debilitating anguish has been numbed to a dull ache. Feels damn good, and how I got this way is an edifying anecdote.


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The Hot Spot


The cost of living

The cost of living

How much money does a teacher need to earn in order to survive in Thailand? We analyze the facts.


Teacher mistakes

Teacher mistakes

What are the most common mistakes that teachers make when they are about to embark on a teaching career in Thailand? We've got them all covered.


Air your views

Air your views

Got something to say on the topic of teaching, working or living in Thailand? The Ajarn Postbox is the place. Send us your letters!


The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

Many schools ask for demo lessons before they hire. What should you the teacher be aware of?


Will I find work in Thailand?

Will I find work in Thailand?

It's one of the most common questions we get e-mailed to us. So find out exactly where you stand.


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Contributions welcome

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Need Thailand insurance?

Need Thailand insurance?

Have a question about health or travel insurance in Thailand? Ricky Batten from Pacific Prime is Ajarn's resident expert.


The Region Guides

The Region Guides

Fancy working in Thailand but not in Bangkok? Our region guides are written by teachers who actually live and work in the provinces.