Going to a college in Bangkok is an experience that you’ll never forget. Whether you’re a native of Thailand or considering spending a semester abroad in the country, there are several things that you should expect to get out of your time spent there. The colleges in Bangkok are on par with those in the rest of the world. They have several highly rated schools with excellent programs. Here are six things that you should expect to learn while there.
1) Knowledge of a specific subject.
Yes, just like colleges in most other countries, you’ll have a specific major and series of courses that go along with it. You’ll learn all about that subject, whether it’s engineering or literature. Although the course titles and subjects might be specific to Thailand, the odds are that much of the information is universal no matter where you are. Let’s put it this way; you should expect to learn the information that you’ll need for your future career. That’s what matters most.
2) Learning in an interesting, lively atmosphere.
Bangkok is a vibrant city full of great restaurants and plenty of cultures. You should to get out of your shell and explore. Some expectations here include learning in this atmosphere. While the need to see more of the city can be a bit of a distraction as long as you can buckle down and study when necessary –and then wander the city during your time off. Since many of the professors at colleges in Bangkok are less strict than those in other countries – expect to see students wandering in late along with the professors themselves – you should have plenty of time to sightsee in between study sessions. This doesn’t mean that you won’t have a lot of homework, just that it’s understood that you need some time off now and then.
3) Proper study skills, as well as how to use the information that you’re learning.
No matter where the college is located (in this case, Bangkok) one of the most important things to expect to learn is how to study. This is an important skill. You need to know how to successfully learn all of the information that is being thrown your way. You should expect to learn study skills. These skills are things that you’ll need to utilize throughout your life, whether in school or in your future career. Without them, you won’t be able to get very far in life. You need to learn how to retain information and use it in a variety of contexts. This is especially true if you’re in Bangkok, where you’ll encounter all kinds of new information that you’ll want to remember.
4) You’ll learn independent skills
This is the big one. You’ll learn quite a bit about your own independence while studying in Bangkok. This can range from knowing how to navigate a large city on your own to being able to prepare your own meals. College is one of the best times to learn how to become independent. Like the other skills mentioned here, these are ones that you’ll need for the rest of your life. You don’t want to be that person who doesn’t know how to be an adult, right? College in Bangkok can help prepare you for the real world – no matter which country you end up living in.
5) Communication skills.
You can expect to learn proper communication skills while in college in Bangkok. You’ll need to communicate with your classmates, your professors, and all of the other people that you’ll encounter in the city. These can range from people who work in the stores that you shop in or those that work in the restaurants that you frequent. There’s a lot of culture in Bangkok, and you’ll have the chance to experience it as a college student. It’s quite useful to know how to communicate with the people in those cultural institutions properly. Consider this to be an important part of the learning process!
6) You can expect to have a unique experience.
You should expect to have a completely unique experience while attending college in Bangkok. The city isn’t quite like any other on earth. It has interesting architecture, world-class restaurants serving up everything from fusion dishes to traditional ones, and a number of excellent universities. Really, there is nothing else quite like Bangkok. As long as you’re open to new experiences, you’ll have a great time and learn a lot.
How much you learn and experience is really up to you. Just how open are you to what you’ll find in the city? Do you want to learn information about your chosen subject, as well as about life itself? You’ll learn how to be an adult, how to communicate, and you’ll have plenty of fun while doing so. Life in Bangkok is unique.
Author Bio –
This guest article is a work of John Parker in support of Wellington College Bangkok.