CULTURE RELATIONS TRIP 2016

Type of Activity and Expected Student Characteristics

- Select one of the following


  •   Charity
  •   Culture
  •   Ethics and Morality
  •   Sport
  •   Academic
  •   Entertainment
  •   Administration
  •   Professional Development
  •   Others ..................................................

- Expected Student Characteristics


  •   Mastery
  •   Altruism
  •   Harmony
  •   Integrity
  •   Determination
  •   Originality
  •   Leadership

Rationale

The Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University, offers a variety of programs across disciplines, both Thai and international. Currently, there are more than 8000 students, 700 of whom are international students who are studying in our international programs. These students come from more than 50 countries across the world. However, the international students do not relish as many opportunities of participating in student activities as their Thai counterparts due to cultural and linguistic barriers as well as time constraints. The Faculty of Graduate Studies realizes that the problem should not be overlooked because these students can serve as excellent public relations that help promote the reputation of Mahidol University and Thailand in general, both in the present and future. Therefore, the activities which enrich a strong, fruitful relationship and cross-cultural understanding are encouraged and organized. The international students are often deprived of chances to explore the well-preserved arts and cultures of Thai traditional villages, which are not only enchanting but also unique. In addition, the activities which foster relationships and cross cultural understanding, both among international students themselves and between international students and Thai counterparts are not adequately encouraged. In order for these international students to learn more about the Thai

Objectives


To impress upon the international students who will in the future help enhance the reputation of Mahidol University and Thailand, the need of being good ambassadors of the public both in Thailand and abroad

target group


  • Graduate students of all programs (Thai students)  9
  • Graduate students of all programs (Foreigner students)  41

Characteristics of the activity


Topic


Expected Results

  • To create chances for international to learn more about Thai culture and Thai values
  • To open ways through which international students may explore and appreciate the Thai ways of life
  • To build up a strong relationship among the participants
  • To provide an opportunity for the international students to take part in promoting the reputation of Mahidol University and Thailand