Walailak University Holds a Farewell Event for Exchange Students from Russia

Walailak University International College Holds a Farewell Event for Exchange Students from North-West Institute of Management of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (NWIM RANEPA), Russia, today at Honor Hall, 4th Floor, Administration Building, Walailak University Hospital. 

     Seven students from NWIM RANEPA have joined an exchange program at Walailak University International College (WUIC) from September 2022 to December 2022.

     On this occasion, Professor Dr. Sombat Thamrongthanyawong, President of Walailak Unviersity, presided over the event and shared a piece of advice that the students could use for living a successful life.

     Professor Sombat said: “When you study in class, you have learned Hard Power which you can use for your future. But all activities that you learn outside the classroom are also very important, and we call that Soft Power. Soft Power helps you develop leadership skills. If you have leadership skills, you can work at any organization. And when you show more of your leadership, others will respect you. And that is a key to success”.

     Walailak University International College and the Center for International Affairs have taken very good care of the students. The students have joined several classes provided by Walailak University International College such as Principles of Management, Business Professional Development, Management of Human Resources, Thai Civilization and Global Citizen, and Golf class.

     They were also given a tour of Nakhon Si Thammarat tourist attractions and cultural heritage sites, to learn about local culture and tradition, such as City Pillar Shrine, Suchart Supsin Puppet Museum, Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan (Buddhist temple), and Kang Phrathat Market.

     They also joined a beach cleaning activity at a beautiful beach in Sichon and learned about the local way of living. Ms. Karina Pivovarova, one of the exchange students, joined Miss Noppamas Beauty Pageant held by Walailak University and was crowned Miss Noppamas 2022.



Here are some experiences that the students shared with us:

" Being an exchange student here is a great experience for me to learn something new. I love Walailak University so much. I really love the golf class! and also our classes at Architectural and Design Building. I want to say that I am grateful for everything because it is a great experience and an amazing opportunity, " said Ms. Karina Pivovarova.

" It is a really good chance to be an exchange student at Walailak Unviersity. I think the canteen is a cool place. I love Pad Thai and Chicken Spicy Salad. And Welcome to Thailand, you can try everything you see!, ”said Mr. Valentin Anufriev.

" The staff and classmates here are very helpful to us. Our life here at Walailak University is very easy and we aren’t stressed out about anything. I think the people here are so beautiful. And I’m not talking about appearances but characters – they help us all the time. It impresses us a lot and it’s just heartwarming," said Ms. Oksana Grizodub.         

" Walailak University has many beautiful places and my favorite place is Walailak University Park - and of course Golf class!," said Mr. Nikita Sarafanov.       

     “On behalf of Walailak University International College, I’d like to say thank you for choosing your exchange program here with us, and you completed this part of your journey with great achievements and beautiful memories,” said Dr. Suchita Manajit, Vice Dean of Walailak Unviersity International College.

     At the end of the farewell event, the students together with the university executives took photos together, and the Center of International Affairs will take them on a trip to Krabi before returning to Russia.

Photos by Teerapong Nooplod
News by Settaboot Onphakdee
Division of Corporate Communication