DANIKA won an exchange program in Thailand
Having seen many talent Students got opportunities to study and do exchange programs abroad was one of the reasons encouraged me to be like them some-day, I also had a dream to obtain these opportunities once as well because it is a thing which I wanted to fulfill in my bucket-list particularly to make my mom’s dream come true.
I then tried to apply for an exchange program which was recommended by Mr. Yann Aoudourm, Head of Center for Asean Studies.
Surprisingly, I made it. I had a great opportunity to participate in a very First
At the first day we were welcomed with cultural events which were similar to Cambodian, Sangkran it is a Thail New Year’s Day and they organized it for a half day in order to let the participants get to know more about Thai’s culture.
There were many shows which described about the whole actual events and we really enjoyed it. After that, I involved in many activities which divided into different groups so that I could build the team spirit and more confident to learn, challenge with myself even like sharing culture and languages.
Interestingly, I went to the Walailak University, that
Ms. San Pichdanika at Walailak University Cultural Camp
Walailak University Cul-tural Camp for a week which was held from 25th June – 1st July 2017, on the theme of ‘’ In Reme- mbrance of the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Nakhon Si Thammarat, second largest province in Southern of Thailand.
There were 110 students from 21 countries and there were 5 Cambodians among of them. We were brought together as a one family. By taking part in the programme I was able to step outside of my comfort zone into another world even experiencing a lot like living, learning, and having fun together.
is one of the largest univ-ersities in Thailand and I was guided around there surprisingly, it is certainly immense and there are many departments.
The most interesting thing is that I had a chance to experience Thai cooking class then we cooked it as teamwork. The next day was very important to remember since it was a knowledge that we should know from His majesty the late king of Thailand, it was about his royal initiatives in Pakpanang District, a historical site. I visited many places there which were masterpieces
of the late king Bhumibol Adulyadej and there also had a lecture about his initiatives. Another unfor- gettable moment was at Samui Island, known as one of the most attractive tourist destinations.
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We spent a day there and had so much fun with the beach party; it was the best memory ever that we couldn’t forget. The last
day I was able to engage in the community services , saving the coral reef by protecting and releasing it free into the ocean.
Getting through these I once found out myself more challenged, seeking out new lifelong friends, improving communicate- on skill, exploring places and culture, building up confident to live indepen- dently and harmonizing knowledge. I could also have a chance to practice and improve my English speaking with different people and I could spread out Cambodia’s identity to other nationalities.