Student Life

           Life as a student should be fun. In general, students do not have the kind of responsibilities that they will encounter later in life, and the only thing that is expected from them is to study and complete their courses as set in the curriculum. During this time, students need to learn how to balance personal life and student life. If they can manage this, a successful future is waiting for them. Through this path, they need to acquire academic and real world knowledge including necessary experience. Some students end up spending too much time with unproductive activities that delay graduation, or even lose their chance to pursue education.

 

University daily schedule

           Student will study 7 subjects for 21 credits for each semester. The timetable varies; for example, on some days they may study morning and afternoon and on others only morning or afternoon. Students may find that they have more free time than in high school. Actually, there will be assignments and presentations to prepare for different subjects, so students need to use well the time not spent in class. The university has prepared a computer section where students can do their homework and assignments.

           Assignments can be individual, pair or group work to train students to be able to work in different situations. The class is quite small, so all students will need to answer the questions, express their opinions and practice all activities. Studying and preparing the lessons before class can help a lot, especially when the lecture is in English. The students are gradually trained to gain more confidence from different activities. In order to get the most knowledge, experience and language skills, students need to attend class regularly. If they have a valid reason to miss class, they need to inform their teachers immediately.

           Most teachers prepare Power point slides (which are sent to students' email as well) to help students understand more easily. Since the medium of teaching is English, students at the beginning stage need to try to understand the concepts or main points in the teachers are speaking about. They need to learn when and what to write down as notes. Each class lasts 3 hours and there is usually a 10 minute break during this time. We have a Line group for all students. News, schedule changes and other things that students need to know will be posted on Line. The messages will be in English to help students practice their reading skills. Students have to check the Line messages on a daily basis.

 

Facilities

           Our classrooms are on the 14th floor of Building 1. All classrooms are air-conditioned and equipped with overhead projectors and speakers. Computers have been provided for students to search and do their work. On the 15th floor there is a fitness room where students can exercise. There are canteens in Buildings 1 and 2, and also a lounge restaurant. We have a small kitchen on the 14th floor where students can make tea or coffee.

Students can seek assistance and obtain all kinds of forms related to university documents from our staff in the office.

 

Internship

           In the summer of their first year, students take 3 subjects for 9 credits. They can apply for studying in Taiwan to earn 9 credits during the summer. As for the summer of the second year, students will do an internship at any workplace outside the university for 450 hours. Students should choose a place where they can practice English or otherwise be able to use their knowledge. After the internship has been completed, a meeting is organized to discuss problems and opinions about the internship, as well as channels or paths for their future work. They then continue studying for 2 more semesters and finally finish their course.

Uniform

     In whatever stage of life, we need to follow the rules and regulations of the organization we are in. This is also true for studying at the International College.

     Normally in Thailand, students are required to wear student uniforms (see the pictures below). There are some clothing shops near the university that sell student uniforms at reasonable prices. Our staff can help and explain to students where to buy the clothes. Belts, buttons and neckties can be bought from the university cooperative shop.

 

Uniform for female students

1. Shirt: White short sleeves with no pocket and 5 buttons, the length of the sleeves no longer than the elbows. The fabric is not too thin or translucent, no lace, not tight. The shirt needs to be tucked into the skirt.
2. Skirt: dark blue, dark grey or black with appropriate style; no thin, elastic, velvet or designed fabric; the length is below the knees. 
3. Shoes: black, white, or brown court shoes; no design and polite style.
4. Belt: black leather and the buckle shows university symbol.
5. Shirt buttons: 5 buttons with university symbol.
6. Hair: polite style.

Uniform for male students

1. Shirt: white short or long sleeves with pocket on the left chest; not thin, elastic or translucent fabric with no design; do not roll or fold the sleeves; put the shirt in the trousers.
2. Trousers: dark blue or black; no thin or elastic fabric; the length until the ankle.
3. Shoes: black, white, or brown court shoes; no design and polite style.
4. Socks: polite color and no design.
5. Belt: black leather and the buckle shows university symbol.
6. Hair: polite style, no moustache and beard.