A booth from Stanley College.
Building a Platform
“I am here with my school friends,” says Julienne, a young teenager seen roaming about from one stall to another, carrying brochures in a handbag and trying to jot down information on a note pad with a pen. Julienne will be starting college soon and her friends and she have decided to check out colleges and universities at the TIEE and therefore spread out on their own, listing out subjects, colleges, tuition fees, scholarships etc as they walk by a stall.
At the 9th Thailand International Education Expo (TIEE), this was a very common scene while groups of high school students would bustle about trying to tick off one college after another, many were also trying to check out the international schools based in Thailand, some of them also including boarding for children.
According to the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, who hosted the 9th TIEE, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will come into full effect in 2015. This is why, international study programmes have suddenly become a popular choice for students as well as the entrepreneurial sector in Thailand. The DITP, Ministry of Commerce thinks that the TIEE would be the perfect platform to showcase educational resources both in Thailand and abroad.
The 9th TIEE was a hit amongst the young people.
Held at the famous Siam Paragon from March 30 to April 1, 2012, the expo was a tremendous hit, not only with the locals, but also amongst the international visitors. Quite a colourful event, the expo was open to all, and displayed around 169 exhibitors, including international schools, high schools, universities, vocational training centres, language training centres etc. In his opening speech, the Deputy Commerce Minister, Poom Sarapol, said that this time, 15 countries outside Thailand also came together to make TIEE a success, namely from China, United Arab Emirates, Russia and Malaysia.
For the three days that the expo was going on, TIEE seemed to have become a meeting point for educational professionals, academic experts, students and their parents, on the look out for an appropriate curriculum and also for the best of e-learning and latest technology that will help the next generation grow.
Some of the best institutions in Thailand have several Bangladeshi students, studying subjects ranging from business, accountancy, languages, media, journalism, visual studies and much more. Some of the top universities that were displayed at the TIEE were the
Assumption University (www.au.edu), Chulalongkorn University (www.chula.ac.th/ cuen), Mahidol University (www.mahidol.ac.th) and Asian Institute of Technology (www.ait.ac.th) amongst many others. “We have Bangladeshi students coming in every year to explore opportunities in our university,” says Farai Ngoni Bimha, Associate Director of International Admissions, Assumption University (AU). “Not only do the diverse curriculum attract these students to AU, but also the fact that here they get a chance to explore their creativity, go all out and imagine!”
Expos of such kind should be held with increasing frequency, especially because the young people today want so much more. By a complete education, young students yearn to explore their creative powers, discover hidden talents and also take something they can later on pass on to the generation next. After all, to become a global citizen, the young need to be trained to view the world as one, especially when it comes to sharing knowledge and becoming an all-worldly citizen.
For further information regarding higher education in Thailand contact the following education consulting firms:
Assumption University, Bangladesh Office
House No: 7, Road No: 8, Block - F
Banasree, Rampura, Dhaka - 1219, Bangladesh.
Phone: +88 02 - 7287751
BSB Global Network
Plot: 22, Gulshan Circle-2, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
Cell: +88 01817040544, Phone: +88 - 02 - 8818816, 8816394, 9885066
Fax: +88 - 02 - 9895772
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