YOUR TRAVEL
Due to COVID 19 pandemic we recomend students to book flexible flight rates.
We recommend to all participants to hire a comprehensive travel insurance covering travel, medical expenses and study cancelation.
https://www.iatitravelinsurance.co.uk/

ACCOMMODATION ON CAMPUS OR IN THE CITY. INDEPENDENT HOUSING

We help students with accommodation providing links to affordable independent housing. We we do not manage the residencies where students stay and we are not responsible of its day-to-day issues. All bookings, payments, comments and suggestions must be adressed to the property itself not to us.

Students can choose between 2 options:

a)  Private room in the city (Recommended)
Make your own booking. Prices range from 3,000-7000 THB* per month

With a good location we recommend the following residencies:

https://www.thaiapartment.com/apartment/taweeporn-apartment-muangchiangmai-11946
https://www.hongpak.in.th/en/rooms/40157-SM-Mansion

Other options here . https://www.renthub.in.th/en/apartment/chiang-mai

b)  On campus (15-20 min outside the city). Make your booking here dutchfarmcm@gmail.com and specify the reference Colbs Institute. Prices range from 3,000-5,000 THB per month in a shared room 3-4 people.

The accommodation in the city
Some students prefer to to stay in the city where they can enjoy local activities, restaurants, museums, co-working spaces, public libraries, nightlife, etc. and live under an urban lifestyle. 

The accommodation on-campus will allow the students to stay in a shared room (most rooms are for 3-4 people) with all services at the Oon Valley Campus 20 min away from the city and in the middle of a great natural and tropical park.

Students should make a booking for 2 months accoding to their T-Visa. The last month of their term can be booked directly at the property.

*Check here the exchange rates Thai Bhat (THB) vs USD. www.xe.com

   

QUESTIONS ABOUT MY ACCOMMODATION 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY ACCOMMODATION?
Typlically,  a private or shared clean room with airconditioning, wardrobe and toilet with shower.The buildings include typically restaurant, vending machines, drinking water, taxi and laundry service/machines.   

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN MY ACCOMMODATION?
Utilites as water supply and electricity must be paid by the student directly.

DO I HAVE TO SPEAK THAI LANGUAGE IN MY ACCOMODATION RESIDENCE?
Not really. Most of employees speak enough English to make themselves understand. Still you are encouraged to learn basic Thai. Not only will help you but it will also be fun! :-) 

HOW DO I MANAGE THE ACCOMMODATION AFTER MY ENROLLMENT?
It is the student who manages the reservations and bookings depending on his-her interests and time in the city.   

FOR HOW LONG ARE ROOMS BOOKED?
Depends on the student. It is recommended to book only 3 months initially. .

DOES COLBS HAS ANY RESPONSIBILITY ON THE ACCOMODATION?
Not at all. At Oon Valley campus and at the residencies, we are not the owners of the property and we are not the managers. It is the sole responsibility of the student to comply with the house rules. 

DO I NEED ANY DEPOSIT BEFORE I MOVE IN? 
In general Yes. Safety deposits are collected by the property before the student moves-in. This downpayment is returned at the end of the academic stay. 

SHARED ROOMS: HOW ARE PEOPLE GROUPED?
Ask the property.

WHEN THE ACCOMMODATION PROCESS STARTS? 
The sooner the better. 

DOES COLBS PROVIDES ME WITH AN EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER WHILE I STAY IN THALAND ?
Absolutely. We provide to all our students with a emergency phone number. We can contact relatives in case of emergency.

Pictures of student residencies

TRANSPORTATION FROM THE CAMPUS TO THE CITY

It takes about 15-20 minutes by car to go from city donwtown to our Oon Valley Campus and course participants share the same Rod-Deng (shuttle) car. The avegare costs are 2-4 USD/person every day. The logistics is organized by our staff during the Induction Week.