In Thailand, the need for students to study overseas to take an undergraduate degree has increased. Among the Thai students studying abroad, half of them are taking classes under the higher education programs. The Thai students that are going after educational pursuits in the U.S. have the following number breakdown:
- 9% are students of short term non-degree program.
- 9% are students of Optional Practical Training.
- 9% are students of post-graduates.
In the United States, the total number of students from Thailand that are enrolled in undergraduate degree programs had a 2.3% increase even though the total number of Thai students in the U.S. had decreased in the past few years. It is possible that some of the students found their ideal schools in Bangkok Thailand that they drop the idea of studying abroad. But, there are still others who prefer to obtain formal education in English-speaking countries to improve their proficiency in English.
Popular Academic Programs
Summer programs and student exchange in the U.S. are the most favourite choices of high school students from Thailand. Many Thai students who intend to improve their proficiency in the English language often enrol at universities that have English-intensive or ESL programs. Also, students who are seeking to familiarize with Western culture are likely to enrol at universities that offer exchange student programs.
Most Thai students are not interested in enrolling at online programs because most employers don’t take the said programs seriously. Also, a student must have a high level of self-discipline to make sure that he will be able to follow the program on his own. Taking the online courses may be too much of a challenge for some that they have decided not to spare it some thought.
Some of the most popular academic programs include:
- Business Administration
Improving the schools in Bangkok Thailand can help many Thai students get a better education and work opportunities in the country and overseas. The government should give more effort in improving the education system that can also help produce better workers in the future.