Ms. Hyde Kwan
Emory University, USA
I knew I wanted something different when deciding where to study abroad, somewhere not yet completely globalized that did not mirror the society I grew up with in the US. Thailand did not disappoint. While I had no idea what to expect, I would never have guessed I would meet a country with such friendly people, a product of a completely unique Buddhist culture. The students and staff at Thammasat Business Schoolcould not have been more welcoming to exchange students. Whether they included us in group projects or took us to dinner or tried to teach us Thai, the students and staff and Thammasat Business School really made an effort to make we felt like we were a part of the university.
Thailand is definitely the ideal place to be for the unique study abroad experience. International internship is a special scheme that makes Thammasat Business School unique, thereby enhancing my professional experience to a greater extent. I was selected to intern at one of the biggest companies – listed in Fortune 500 – in Thailand for a couple of months. Given Southeast Asia’s rapid economic growth, it was really exciting from a business perspective to be a part of a company that was emerging as a key player in the global market. Just by being a part of that company, I gained invaluable experience that I would not have anywhere else. However, the personal growth, beautiful islands, and hilarious stories, have made my experience at Thammasat Business School and Thailand better than I could have ever imagined.