Internationalization is one of the key priorities of AIT President Dr. Eden Y. Woon’s vision for AIT. We want to provide our Master’s students broader global opportunities for their further development in order to become responsible citizens of the world. A key way which this can be done is through one-semester academic exchanges with globally recognized prestigious universities. And we are steadily signing up more exchange partners.
But even though students will not have to pay additional tuition, they still have to pay for their board, lodging & airfare. We would expect and want the students to pay something for this lifetime experience. But we hope to supplement that with the Student Exchange Scholarship Program.
In May this year, Mr. Edmond Yue from Hong Kong became the first such donor, providing Thai Baht 1,000,000 (One Million Thai Baht) for a period of 5 years to the Student Exchange Scholarship program. He specifically wanted to help Chinese students from Heilongjiang province.
The scholarship will subsidize half of the student’s exchange expenses. This AIT student must come from Heilongjiang province exchanging to any AIT partner university to be eligible. Student granted for this Exchange Program will be called Mr. Edmond Yue Exchange Scholar.
Ms. Chen, Ying, Master student in the School of Management, is the first AIT student to benefit from the new Student Exchange Scholarship Program. She became the first Edmond Yue Exchange Scholar at AIT, receiving THB 100,000. —half of her expenses during the exchange program at EDHEC Business School, France from August – December 2019.
We are steadily receiving other exchange scholarship commitments from other donors for students from different countries. We thank Mr Edmond Yue and other donors for helping our AIT students have a global studying experience, and we urge other donors to join them!