NIST International School
NIST International School
The EdTechTeam Thailand Summit featuring Google for Education will be at the beautiful NIST
International School. NIST provides a truly international education to a diverse group of students
ranging from 3 to 18 years of age. The campus occupies 10 acres of urban, green land, which includes
a sports complex with covered tennis courts and 25metre pool, an Early Learning Centre, Creative Arts
Building, playing fields, separate Elementary and Secondary buildings, as well as classrooms equipped
with stateoftheart technology. NIST is a leading IB World School, NIST’s mission is to inspire and
empower each student to pursue individual excellence and to enrich the world.
Since its inception in 1992, with guidance and support from the United Nations, NIST has gained a
reputation as one of the leading International Baccalaureate schools worldwide. The School is a non-
profit, international day school, governed by the Foundation for International Education and accredited
by CIS, NEASAC, IB and ONEQA. NIST is one of only a few IB World Schools in Bangkok that offers a
wellestablished curriculum of all three International Baccalaureate Programmes. Our students
consistently earn high scores in the IB Diploma and move on to top colleges and universities
The teaching faculty comprises professional expertise from more than 20 countries, with over
50 nationalities represented within the student body. In addition to the excellent academic
curriculum and extensive world language programme, NIST offers a broad range of musical,
sporting, artistic and other activities through its afterschool competitive sports and extra-
curricular programmes. NIST has an extensive World Language Programme. Learned
languages offered include French, Mandarin, Spanish and Thai, as well as many more mother
tongue languages under offer. NIST also provides an extensive extracurricular programme with over 900 students taking part in recreational and competitive sports and other activities.
Amidst all this, NIST has committed itself to IT excellence and innovation. The School is proud
to offer students the use of new iPads, tablet/laptops, a completely wireless campus, SMART
Boards, FrontRow classroom amplification system, and LCDequipped classrooms, to name
but a few IT developments. Through NIST’s rigorous academic curriculum, challenging sports,
enriched arts, and access to cuttingedge technology, students are wellprepared as world
Known as the ‘Land of Smiles’, Thailand has developed into one of Asia’s premier tourist
destinations welcoming over 20 million international tourist arrivals every year. Thailand is
rich in culture and also offers stunning beaches, amazing temples, lively nightlife and of
course delectable cuisine.
Bangkok, or Krung Thep, “the city of angels” can be overwhelming due to its sheer size and
the vast number of attractions it has to offer. The downtown districts along Silom and
Sukhumvit Roads have a convenient electric rail system, including an elevated skytrain and
underground subway that have made travel in Bangkok both easy and enjoyable. Connecting
hotels directly to shopping malls and traditional markets, such as Mah Boon Krong Center
(MBK) and Chatuchak (JJ) weekend market, the MRT and BTS systems have literally
elevated Bangkok shopping to worldclass status. No Thailand visit is complete without
experiencing Bangkok’s vibrant nightlife.
Sightseeing opportunities span more than two centuries of rapid development following the
city’s founding in 1782 by King Rama I, the first king of the present Chakri dynasty and since
then, Bangkok has swelled to become a cosmopolitan, 21st century city of more than twelve
million inhabitants. Situated in the heart of Bangkok’s Rattanakosin Island, the gleaming
spires of the Grand Palace are conveniently located nearby Bangkok’s most spectacular
temples, including the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaeo), the Temple of Dawn
(Wat Arun), and Wat Pho, which features an enormous reclining Buddha and was home of the
first Thai massage school in the kingdom. a visit to Thailand’s Grand Palace, arguably the
premier Bangkok sightseeing attraction.
Bangkok has many types of attractions, from exotic temples, which underscore Thailand’s
strong Buddhist history, to modern shopping malls, which make shopping an integral part of
any Bangkok visit. Bangkok features attractions guaranteed to please visitors either simply
passing through the city or spending their entire Thailand trip in Bangkok.
Royal President, Sukhumvit Soi 15.
A perfect blend of contemporary living and oldworld charm greets every guest at the Royal President
Bangkok, where the warm ambience of our serviced apartments provides a haven of tranquility that
belies our location at the heart of the bustling city streets of Sukhumvit, Bangkok. This serviced
apartment complex consists of 186 spacious rooms, suites and rooftop penthouses that combine the
comforts of home with facilities and service of a deluxe hotel. More information.
The Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Bangkok
This sophisticated hotel in Bangkok is a top choice for your trip to Thailand. Conveniently situated just
one kilometre from MRT Queen Sirikit Convention Centre on Sukhumvit Road, the hotel’s location is
ideal for your business trip. Stop by Terminal 21 and Emporium for great shopping or take a relaxing
stroll through Benjasiri or Benjakitti Park, both located on Sukhumvit Road. More information.
Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok Sukhumvit Soi 15.
Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Sukhumvit 15 offers a new kind of comfort, approachable style and
fun. Located in the heart of Sukhumvit, a short 5minute walk from the subway and sky train, you can
enjoy the simple pleasures in life, including great value and stylish comfort, feelgood treats, free
bottled water, Free WiFi in the lobby, and the promise of a great night’s sleep. More information
Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit Road.
Celebrate L’art de vivre in one of the world’s most vibrant cities and in one of its top hotels Sofitel
Bangkok Sukhumvit. Anticipate an exuberant bien venue or welcome at the heart of this lively and
cosmopolitan city. More information.
The Westin Grande, Sukhumvit Road.
Situated in the heart of Bangkok’s best shopping, restaurants, entertainment area and unique cultural
attractions. This luxury five star hotel is within easy reach to leading shopping malls, Terminal 21,
Emporium, Siam Paragon, MBK, and Central World. With the added convenience of the skytrain and
the subway mere steps away, you are instantly transported to all that Bangkok has to offer. More
Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Road.
A Luxury Hotel in Bangkok in the heart of Sukhumvit Road. This renowned luxury Bangkok hotel
features a pedestrian sky bridge link from the hotel entrance to BTS Asok SkyTrain station, MRT
Sukhumvit subway station, Terminal 21 Shopping Mall and more. Hotel guests are just minutes away
from all entertainments, cultural sites and other attractions that Bangkok has to offer. More information
When Travelling to Thailand from overseas, it is quickest and most convenient to fly directly to Bangkok
from nearly any major city to Suvarnabhumi Airport. Bangkok serves as a major international hub for air
travel and dozens of domestic and international air carriers bring passengers to Bangkok from most
major cities in Asia, Europe, North America, and Australia. Suvarnabhumi Airport provides visitors with
easy transfer from the airport to destinations throughout the kingdom as well as rail, bus, taxi, and
limousine service to all districts in the Bangkok metropolitan area. The city center is only 30 kilometers
west of the airport and features a new electric rail line that provides easy access to the city center.
Travel within Thailand is possible by Air, by Bus or by Train and the former primary airport, Don Muang,
located 20 kilometers north of the city center, no longer services international flights, but functions as a
minor domestic airport and airstrip for flights to and from Bangkok.
Buses and Trains run from all major cities within Thailand and are cheap and convenient ways to travel
to and from the capital city.
Public buses are plentiful and cheap, with a minimum fare of 7 baht between most destinations within
metropolitan Bangkok. Airconditioned buses have minimum and maximum fares of 10 and 22 baht and
Airconditioned microbuses charge a flat fare of 25 baht for all routes. More information on
Bangkok’s public buses is available at: www.bmta.co.th
Taxis cruising Bangkok city streets are metered and are required by law to use them. If a taxi offers
you a fixedprice fare politely ask to use the meter. If not, then flag down another taxi. In general,
parked taxis will ask for fixed fares while those already driving will generally use the meter. Taxis using
the meter charge a minimum of 35 baht for the first 3 kilometers, and approximately 5 baht per
kilometer thereafter. Make sure you have change as taxi drivers often don’t! Passengers must pay tolls
in the case of using an expressway, though drivers will occasionally pay these tolls and then expect
reimbursement on arrival.
Tuk Tuks are threewheeled, openair, motorized taxis are popular for short journeys) but
fares must be bargained in advance and are typically higher than for taxis and higher for
foreigners than for Thais.
Motorbike Taxis will take passengers for anywhere between 10 and 30 baht and are certainly the
fastest way to get around the city, but they are also the most dangerous and would not be
recommended as they rarely have a helmets for their passenger to wear.
The BTS Sky Train is the aboveground train and has two lines that travel above Sukhumvit, Silom,
Sathorn, and Phahonyothin roads. The routes connect Bangkok’s leading hotels and major shopping
areas such as Siam Square, Silom Road, Ratchaprasong, and Chatuchak Weekend Market. The fare
ranges from 1560 baht according to the distance. The trains run from 6 a.m. to midnight, daily. The
most convenient BTS Stations for NIST International School are either Asoke or Nana Stations.More
information about the BTS Skytrain is available at: www.bts.co.th
The MRT Subway (Metro) is Bangkok’s subway system that connects many of the top tourist
attractions with various accommodation areas, markets, and business districts. Fares range from 14 to
36 baht. The trains run from 6 a.m. to midnight, daily. The most convenient MRT Station for NIST
International School is Sukhumvit Station. More information about the MRT system is available at:
Parking Instructions for Attendees
Parking is available at NIST International School on the Saturday and Sunday of the Google
Summit but is limited.