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UBU organizes an orientation for 2019 international students

Patcharin Jongjai     2019/07/16 ,     ( 359 views)  

On 16 July 2019, the International Relations Office (IR) organized a welcoming orientation for full-time international students at the Buntharik Meeting Room, the Office of the President Building. Assistant Professor Dr. Chalermchai Wongrak, Assistant to the President for International Relations and International Education, shared a general history of UBU and reported the number of international students for 2019.Assistant Professor Dr. Chutinun Prasitpuriprecha, the President of UBU, delivered her welcome speech to the students with heartfelt words.

“It is my pleasure to welcome everyone on this beautiful Tuesday morning. While we’re excited to have you all here today, I would especially like to say welcome to the international students from the many countries of Laos, Cambodia, Bhutan, Vietnam, and America. On behalf of Ubon Ratchathani University, we are truly honored to have you at our institution. Though you may be far from your home countries, I hope that you can make UBU your second home as we consider you all as part of our big family. We are here to help you, support you, and encourage you as you complete your studies and experience all that UBU has to offer. Good luck to you all, even though I know that you will be successful no matter what!”

Afterward, a general overview of UBU’s information, guidance on studying and living on campus, the 2018-2019 academic calendar, and the IR monthly activity schedule were provided by Ms. Thaviny Shaipitisiri, English Consultant at IR office. Moreover, a small group activity was implemented to encourage the students to become more acquainted with one another while also allowing the students to discuss any of their questions, concerns, goals, and expectations while at UBU.

This academic year, there are a total of 12 first-year international students from Bhutan, Lao PDR, Vietnam, and the United States of America who enrolled as full-time students. UBU is especially proud to have them at our institution and is looking forward to help them succeed in their academic lives. Although the number of international students at UBU is minimal, UBU looks forward to recruiting more international students and providing the best service and support to current and future students.

Finally, UBU congratulates the new students on their first steps of success at UBU and welcomes them all to Thailand and to the UBU family.