Country of the month: Thailand
Up, Up, and Away!
The celebration of Yi Peng is part of the Festival of Lights, and it’s during this time that the Thai people show their respect to the Buddha. During this festival, lights are placed in lotus-shaped lanterns which are released on the water in order to fulfill their wishes and bring good luck. In Chiang Mai, on the other hand, paper lanterns are released into the air and the sky is illuminated by lights floating away in the wind. During the festival, various events are organized, such as traditional Thai dance demonstrations, fireworks and parades. If you go to Bangkok on exchange to Thammasat University, you are guaranteed to live an unforgettable cultural experience!
How to apply
To successfully complete the exchange process please follow these steps:
- Getting started
- Preparing your application
- Planning for departure
- Being abroad
- Returning home
- The International Office is very happy to announce the winners of the 2014 Photo Contest :
1st prize: Alex Forest
2nd prize: Sara Hermida
Voter’s choice: Sophie Hopkins
Thank you to all of the students who submitted pictures of their student exchange to this year’s contest.
Click here for more information on the Annual Photo Contest and other available scholarships for student mobility.
- Are you interested in participating in a national or international exchange? Come see us at one of the mandatory information sessions. For more information on the information sessions offered, visit our website.
- Learn additional information about international exchange programs by watching our new online information session.
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