The International Affairs Division, Kasetsart University has introduced KU Student Ambassador or KUSAm to support the internationalization of Kasetsart University both domestically and internationally. KU Student Ambassador or KUSAm is a volunteer student who has been working closely with the staff of the International Affairs Division in order to promote the international image of Kasetsart University. KU Student Ambassador or KUSAm has been around since in the past. The current KUSAm Training and Workshop Program is the First Batch of KUSAm for 2018. Since the International Affairs Division has been deactivated from organizing the KUSAm Training and Workshop Program for a while, to be consistent with the international development policy of Kasetsart University which focuses on increasingly graduates quality, therefore, the team has realized and brought KUSAm to do it all again this year.
KU Student Ambassador Training and Workshop Program aims to produce KU graduates who are ready for any workplace specifically for the international arena; can contribute to the University ‘s success; and becoming the major force of the nation. As a result, the International Affairs Division has improved its past projects. This year KUSAm Training and Workshop program was held for five consecutive days from 21 to 25 May 2018 – all day, at Room 408, Office of Computer Services Kasetsart University.
The first day of class started on 21 May 2018, Associate Professor Dr. Chamaipak TAYJASANANT, Acting Assistant to the President and Acting Director of the International Affairs Division delivered a report of KU Student Ambassador Training and Workshop Program 2018; followed by Associate Professor Dr. Ladawan PUANGCHIT, Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs delivered a speech at the opening ceremony. Then the program in the morning has started an activity on “Nice to Meet You & Let’s Break the Ice” by an instructor- Mr. Narudol SEMCHUCHOT, Language and Culture Training at Thai Airways International Public Company Limited and lecture on “Personality of KU Student Ambassador” in the afternoon by a guest lecturer – Ms. Chanokarn VEERA KATITHAM, Tuniez83 & beauty blogger.
On 22 May 2018, KU Student Ambassador Training and Workshop Program 2018 focused on listen to lectures and practice on topics “Enhancing Confidence in Communication” by Dr. Wannana SOONTORNNARUERANGSEE, Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs Faculty of Humanities at Kasetsart University and Mr. Narudol SEMCHUCHOT.
The activity on 23 May 2018 was a special lecture on “KU Student Ambassador Campus Tour” by Mr. Piwat HITAKORN, an instructor from Department of Foreign Language, Faculty of Humanities at Kasetsart University. The lecturer brought the students to visit a Must Check-in @ Kasetklang Bangkhen such as Office of Kasetsart University Library, Kasetsart University Hall of History, Three Founders Monument, and Kasetsart University Main Auditorium. This campus visiting is the best way to get a feel for the campus and know how to conduct campus tour as KU Student Ambassador.
A field trip study on 24 May 2018 was another fun and exciting day for each KU Student Ambassador. The International Affairs Division team has managed and brought all students to take a study trip at the Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited (AOT). Students have learned lot of information about the Suvarnabhumi Airport such as the structure and the history as well as operation plans to prepare for the increasing number of visitors in the future. After that, the students paid a visit to the Suan Dusit International Culinary School at Suan Dusit University and listened a special lecture on “Thai Food and Culture” by Dr. Niphatchanok NAJPINIJ (Suan Dusit Rajabhat University). Students said they have learned about aesthetics in the taste of Thai food either smell or beauty.
25 May 2018, the last day of KU Student Ambassador Training and Workshop Program 2018 was a special lecturer on “Understand the history and cultural differences for smooth interactions” by Mr. Sitthard SRIKOTR, an instructor from Department of History, Faculty of Social Sciences at Kasetsart University. And finally the last activity evaluation through the presentation of each student conducted by Mr. Narudol SEMCHUCHOT.
Then, there was a KUSAm Certificate and Jacket Award Ceremony presided over by Associate Professor Dr. Chamaipak TAYJASANANT, Acting Assistant to the President and Acting Director of the International Affairs Division. KU Student Ambassador Training and Workshop Program 2018 ended in beautiful and impressive. There were 44 participants from all campuses of Kasetsart University and from many faculties such as Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Management and etc. It is a great pride of Kasetsart University that will have a KU Student Ambassador (KUSAm) who has the knowledge and ability to represent the university international activities and well prepared for the future opportunities.