Exchange Students from University of Otago, New Zealand

On 13 January 2015, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aswin Promsopa, Assistant to the President for Academic Affairs and Asst. Prof. Dr. Chatchai Wattanapiromsakul, Dean of the School of Pharmacy gave a warm welcome to two exchange students—Ms. Leah Richardson and Ms. Luara Copland, second year pharmacy students from University of Otago, New Zealand. Also present at the welcoming program were Dr. Boonsong Wungsintaweekul, Lecturers of the School of Pharmacy, IRO Staff, WU students, and international students.

The two students will participate in a 3-weeks exchange program from 12-29 January 2015 under the supervision of Dr. Boonsong Wungsintaweekul who put his effort to initiate the exchange program with University of Otago. The School of Pharmacy, as an academic host, has provided the exchange students with opportunity to attend classes teaching Community and Hospital Pharmacy, Primary Care and Practice in Primary Care. A seminar on ‘Pharmacy Education in Otago University’ will also be conducted for sharing similarities or differences of pharmacy in Thailand and New Zealand. In addition, a cultural recognition program will also be arranged by IRO Office for the expatriate students. They will be taken to visit places of interest in Nakhon Si Thammarat city and Kiriwong Village—a self-reliant community.

Ms. Richardson and Ms. Copland are very glad to visit and spend their time as exchange students at Walailak University. They are grateful to School of Pharmacy, Walailak University for a warm hospitality and being their host. They are excited and very keen to experience many things in Thailand.

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