On 23rd November 2016, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Surin Maisrikrod, Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Global Engagement, joined by his team members from International Affairs Office (IAO) and over 80 students, officially launched an "Inter Buddy Gen 1" program, one of many initiative proposed by Inter Affairs Walailak. Throughout the program, students of Walailak University will have an opportunity making friend with lots of international students, practicing their English, attending a number of training courses and most importantly being part of "WU Internationalisation". "Students' involvement is one of the key factors driving our University to a big success. You (students) all have already made a great decision by joining Inter Buddy Initiative." said the Vice-President. Yaida Issapak, 3rd year student from the School of Liberal Arts, who took part in a number of past events organised by IAO shared with her friends "I have learnt a lot from my previous involvement with IAO. And I am very sure that you all, my friends will do too". "We would like to thanks every student who registered into our Buddy Program. This remarkable turn out really cheers us up. We, IAO, shall do everything we can for the best benefits of our students" said Dr. Pongsathorn Dechatiwongse Na Ayuthaya, Director of International Affairs. Over 225 students from 11 Schools have registered into the Inter Buddy program, which will be running until end of September, 2017.
Photographer: Sekmon Momvinya