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ERIC Number: ED517756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar-10
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Enhancing Multi-Cultural Awareness through Extra and Co-Curricular Activities: The Case of Bangkok University
Ratanakarn, Siriwan
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Association of International Education (Taipei, Taiwan, Mar 10, 2011)
The increasing academic value of studying abroad has encouraged significant increasing number of students participating in various kinds of student mobility programs. Since 1975, the number of mobile students has grown globally by almost 350%. (Chien, 2010) During July 2008 - July 2009, Thailand admitted over 19,052 students from 124 countries. (Commission of Higher Education, 2009) In fact, over 1500 American students participating in study abroad programs hosted by Thai universities. (IIE, 2010) International students have contributed to the richness of multi-cultural environment on campus. This paper will share some best practices of enhancing multi-cultural awareness on campus through the extra and co-curricular activities; namely, communal development program, service learning program, cultural heritage field trip and Thai drama group.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Thailand