According to AAMC (the MCAT test maker), there are 1 MCAT test centers in Thailand. Most testing centers are located inside a college or university. You can select a testing location that is nearest to you. Please note that you are able to choose a test center when registering for the MCAT.
BANGKOK MANEEYA CENTER #1, THAILAND
INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
6TH FLOOR MANEEYA CENTER NORTH
518/3 PLOENCHIT RD, PATHUMWAN
BANGKOK, Thailand 10330
More about Thailand
Population and Religion
Thailand has 69.4 million residents (2018). Three quarters of the residents belong to the Taiv peoples, around 14% are Chinese. The majority of the population speaks Thai, which is written in its own letters. Buddhism is the national religion of Thailand and is under the protection of the king. There are many monks in Thailand. They are treated with great respect. The Malays make up around 5% of the population of Thailand and live in the south of the Malay Peninsula. They are mostly Muslim. The north is home to various small hill tribes. There are also around 500,000 refugees and illegal immigrants from Burma, now Myanmar. They often do not have citizenship and are severely disadvantaged in social life. Check campingship to see 5 Things to Do in Bangkok.
The standard of living is quite high compared to neighboring countries. There is public welfare with schools and medical facilities, but it is not equally available to all Thais. In the sparsely populated mountains, doctors and schools are difficult to reach because there are not enough roads. That is why many people are moving to the greater Bangkok area um, where over ten million people live. In Thailand there are big differences between rich and poor. About a fifth of the population lives below the subsistence level and has less than US $ 1.90 a day to spend. Officially, children and young people are only allowed to take up a job from the age of 15. But child labor is still widespread where there are no state controls. A particularly bad form of child labor is child prostitution in the tourist areas.
Politics and law
Thailand is a monarchy. In 1932 the political power of the king was severely restricted by the constitution. This is called a constitutional monarchy. Maha Vajiralongkorn (* 1952) has been King of Thailand since 2016. As a king he bears the name Rama X.
The affairs of state are carried out by the National Assembly, which is led by a Prime Minister. The National Assembly consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives, which are elected by the people. In 2014, the army took power in the country through a military coup. She selected the members of the Senate and appointed General Prayuth Chan-ocha (* 1954) Prime Minister. After the military came to power, democratic rights such as freedom of expression and assembly were severely restricted.
In Thailand there is a general, nine-year compulsory schooling from the age of 6. The school system is divided into a six-year primary level and a six-year secondary level. The secondary level is divided into a three-year middle and upper level. Then you can visit one of the state and private universities and colleges, most of which are located in the greater Bangkok area. The schools in Thailand are often larger than ours and have more than 5000 students. This means that the way to school is often very long and the children have to travel well over an hour to get to school. In Thailand, not only do the students wear school uniforms, but also the teachers. Some boys also enter a monastery for a couple of years.
Since 1985, Thailand has experienced rapid economic growth, moving from a developing country to an emerging country. In 1997 the economy suffered a collapse due to the high level of external debt and the loss of value of the Thai currency, the baht. However, the close cooperation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) stabilized the economy. Several major natural disasters hit the country in the 2000s, including the 2004 tsunami and severe floods in 2011. The political unrest that culminated in the 2014 military coup has also led to economic setbacks.
The export-oriented industry, which is increasingly concentrating on high technology, for example in the automotive industry, is an important growth engine. Besides automobiles, its main products are clothing, electronic and chemical products. Rice cultivation dominates agriculture. The extraction of natural rubber and the cultivation of pineapples also play an important role. Fishing and shrimp farming provide important export products.
Trade and tourism determine the service sector. From 1970 to 2017, the number of foreign visitors increased from 630,000 to over 35 million a year. Tourist centers include Bangkok and Chiang Mai, temples in Sukhothai and Ayutthaya and seaside resorts on the islands of Ko Phuket and Ko Samui. Thailand is now primarily focusing on the expansion of expensive and exclusive tourism offers, such as health and wellness vacations. This tries to be less associated with sex tourism and child prostitution.