School Head, David Baird (3rd left)
is seen with some of the students at the University Fair.
Prem Tinsulanda School recently staged its annual Prem
International College and University Fair for students from all Chiang
Mai international schools who are seriously considering furthering their
education by studying at colleges and universities either abroad or
elsewhere in Thailand.
Forty-four universities from the USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Singapore,
Malaysia, Korea and, of course, Thailand sent delegates to the fair to
convince would-be graduates to choose their university. Grade 10, 11 and
12 students from all over Chiang Mai, including Lanna International
School, CMIS, APIS, NIS, Grace and, of course, Prem itself descended on
the fair to investigate their opportunities further.
The event was organised by Jon Hartmann, career councillor at Prem, who
told the Chiang Mai Mail that, “the mission of this fair is to help all
international children’s schools in Chiang Mai. It is a reality check,
as, prior to today, the kids were just fantasising about which
university to choose, and now – the day for the choice has come!”
Students got the chance to discuss fees, accommodation, visa
requirements, courses and what the prospects are at the individual
universities. They can even swap emails and keep in contact with the
delegates from their chosen university.
The most popular university at the fair appeared to be Canada’s
University of British Columbia. The Chiang Mai Mail’s reporter
did wonder, however, what the kids would make of 6 months of
below-freezing temperatures and deep snow.