Isaan is the name for the north east of Thailand.

It is a vast region stretching from Nakhon Ratchasima to Nong Khai in the North and Ubon Ratchathani in the East. Traditionally the poorest area of Thailand, this region has seen dramatic economic growth over the last ten years. While previously, the majority of young people would have to come to Bangkok to find work, now more and more people are finding employment in the Isaan region. 

  The food is a real highlight of any time spent in the Isaan region of Thailand. Spicy papaya salad, Som Tam, is a staple. 

Teaching in Isaan will give you an experience of the Isaan culture and its wonderful cuisine. Spicy salads, grilled chicken and sticky rice are staples here and many foreign visitors develop a love of the food. 

Teachers who are looking for a completely new, challenging but rewarding experience will be best suited for Isaan. If you plan to learn the language, you'll have every opportunity and encouragement here.

Visitors must also take time out to visit the Khmer temples which can found across the Isaan region of Thailand.