Walailak Center for International Affairs and Center for Cooperative Education Organizes “Live and Study in Sweden”, Expanding Abroad Educational Opportunities for Students

A new opportunity to enhance abroad education and career prospects for Walailak students was presented through the “Live and Study in Sweden” Program, as representatives from the Embassy of Sweden in the Kingdom of Thailand shared information on studying and living in Sweden.

Yesterday (19 July 2023), Vice President Surin Maisrikrod, along with staff from the Center for International Affairs (CIA) and the Center for Cooperative Education and Career Development (COOP), welcomed Ms. Varaporn Premsot, Communication and Cultural Affairs Officer from the Embassy of Sweden; Ms. Punyavee Tangwongsiri from Selt INTER Education; and Dr. Paiboon Nuannin, the first Thai seismologist and an alumnus of Uppsala University in Sweden, to the CIA meeting room. The purpose of the visit was to provide educational information for Walailak students who are interested in gaining experience abroad.

On this occasion, Associate Prof. Dr. Surin Maisrikrod provided the delegation with an overview of the university, including its mission as a comprehensive research university, the implementation of the United Kingdom Professional Standard Framework to improve teaching and learning quality, the enhancement of student’s English proficiency, and the promotion of cooperative education abroad.

Since 2002, Walailak University has promoted international cooperative education, with approximately 300 students gaining experience in countries such as Canada, Germany, Sweden, New Zealand, Australia, China, Japan, etc. This eight-month cooperative education program prepares students with the experience before entering the labor market, increasing their chances of securing employment.

The presentation of information through the “Live and Study in Sweden” Program, held at the main auditorium in the Thaiburi building, covered many aspects, such as general information of Sweden, education, work opportunities, life, language, and culture. A total of 342 participants from five schools: School of Informatics, School of Management, School of Science, School of Engineering and Technology, and School of Accountancy and Finance attended the event and showed great interest. They also participated in quiz activities and received Swedish souvenirs. Interested students who’d like to gain experience in Sweden can contact Walailak CIA or COOP for more information.
Photos by Center for International Affairs and Settaboot Onphakdee
News by Settaboot Onphakdee, Division of Corporate Communication

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