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mogandave

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If he's on a professional track such as law, medicine, email he needs to do the undergrad work here. Anything that will require boards, licencing...

 

Incidentally, your son is not at Triam Udom. He is at Triam Udom .............. TU is only M4-6. Good luck getting him there though!

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If he's on a professional track such as law, medicine, email he needs to do the undergrad work here. Anything that will require boards, licencing...
 
Incidentally, your son is not at Triam Udom. He is at Triam Udom .............. TU is only M4-6. Good luck getting him there though!


Not sure what the difference is, but it’s the one between Siam Square an Chula.

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9 hours ago, mogandave said:

 


Not sure what the difference is, but it’s the one between Siam Square an Chula.

 

 

**The spell check corrected engineering to email.

 

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Apologies, you are (may be) correct, while most Thai high schools (all really) run M1-6, first three grades are considered middle school, the latter high school. So, assuming he is M4 at Triam that would be quite understandable. He would be in his first year of high school.

 

Math/Science track students continue on to CU usually (some more politically inclined go to Thammasat) and then go abroad for graduate school as Scott had mentioned. This is especially true for medicine and law. It's fairly easy for Triam students to get accepted into Chulalongkorn law school and TU perhaps supplies 60% of all doctors to Thailand.

Chulalongkorn has the network the students want, as does Triam. Triam Udom Suksa was at one time part of CU. The bond is very strong.

 

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You stated he is M1. That would be impossible. That school is one of three in the country that are only M4-6. Triam Udom Suksa, "Triam Udom"

 

There are about half dozen. The original, oldest is the school you had mentioned.

 

Pattanakarn

Nomklao

Nonthaburi

Ratchada

Northeast

Suratthani (I think)

 

 

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**The spell check corrected engineering to email.

 
Edit
 
Apologies, you are (may be) correct, while most Thai high schools (all really) run M1-6, first three grades are considered middle school, the latter high school. So, assuming he is M4 at Triam that would be quite understandable. He would be in his first year of high school.
 
Math/Science track students continue on to CU usually (some more politically inclined go to Thammasat) and then go abroad for graduate school as Scott had mentioned. This is especially true for medicine and law. It's fairly easy for Triam students to get accepted into Chulalongkorn law school and TU perhaps supplies 60% of all doctors to Thailand.
Chulalongkorn has the network the students want, as does Triam. Triam Udom Suksa was at one time part of CU. The bond is very strong.
 
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You stated he is M1. That would be impossible. That school is one of three in the country that are only M4-6. Triam Udom Suksa, "Triam Udom"
 
There are about half dozen. The original, oldest is the school you had mentioned.
 
Pattanakarn
Nomklao
Nonthaburi
Ratchada
Northeast
Suratthani (I think)
 
 


I never said he was in M1, I said he was in the first year of high school.

Thanks for all the input. My wife wants him to be a doctor, I would like him to get a BS in engineering and an MBA.

That said, as long as he is happy and stays off dope I’m good...



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My son was accepted and ultimately graduated, University of Chicago.

They accepted his Thai HS diploma, but he still needed to sit an entrance exam, which he passed handily.

That being said, I'm not sure he would have passed if his Mom, also an alumni of said University hadn't tutored him through it, based on his Thai HS alone

Whether or not there might be different criteria for a State Uni, I don't know

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2 hours ago, GinBoy2 said:

My son was accepted and ultimately graduated, University of Chicago.

They accepted his Thai HS diploma, but he still needed to sit an entrance exam, which he passed handily.

That being said, I'm not sure he would have passed if his Mom, also an alumni of said University hadn't tutored him through it, based on his Thai HS alone

Whether or not there might be different criteria for a State Uni, I don't know
 

That's obviously a top tier school. Seems like I always have two young men who have their sights on UC but they rarely have the grades and especially the big SAT score. Regardless of department and the fact it's in Chicago it's hugely competitive

 

Mogandave: Either way he's on the right track Math/Science at Triam. For Medicine he can start looking at the BMAT exam if he wants to enter CU first round.

 

Some students actively choose Mahidol, embrace it. The more elite local campus. Others, Salaya campus more a safety school.

 

There are about a dozen medical schools here. But for kids in top schools it's just the two that really matter.

 

Engineering both Thai and International programs are pretty achievable for those kids. Whatever it is, hopefully it's what he wants, not what you want. I see tons of miserable students annually. It's sort of excusable if a parent is in health care. But pushing just to have a doctor in the family freaks the kids out. It's a decade of work from M4. If their hearts are not in it, it's just total stress and misery. Many Thai parents don't get it. They have no clue what it takes aside from paying tutoring bills

 

These kids are never surgeons or cardiologists. They run skincare and Viagra clinics. Hospital checkup clinics. Shuffle between four hospitals.

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3 hours ago, Number 6 said:

That's obviously a top tier school. Seems like I always have two young men who have their sights on UC but they rarely have the grades and especially the big SAT score. Regardless of department and the fact it's in Chicago it's hugely competitive

 

Mogandave: Either way he's on the right track Math/Science at Triam. For Medicine he can start looking at the BMAT exam if he wants to enter CU first round.

 

Some students actively choose Mahidol, embrace it. The more elite local campus. Others, Salaya campus more a safety school.

 

There are about a dozen medical schools here. But for kids in top schools it's just the two that really matter.

 

Engineering both Thai and International programs are pretty achievable for those kids. Whatever it is, hopefully it's what he wants, not what you want. I see tons of miserable students annually. It's sort of excusable if a parent is in health care. But pushing just to have a doctor in the family freaks the kids out. It's a decade of work from M4. If their hearts are not in it, it's just total stress and misery. Many Thai parents don't get it. They have no clue what it takes aside from paying tutoring bills

 

These kids are never surgeons or cardiologists. They run skincare and Viagra clinics. Hospital checkup clinics. Shuffle between four hospitals.

I went to UC Berkeley and would have much preferred him to go there rather than Chicago, for a lot of philosophical reasons.

But, Mom’s are Mom’s and they do rule the roost, and she was pretty insistent that he attend her old school

 

At the end of the day it all worked out fine

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On 10/23/2018 at 1:28 AM, GinBoy2 said:

I went to UC Berkeley and would have much preferred him to go there rather than Chicago, for a lot of philosophical reasons.

But, Mom’s are Mom’s and they do rule the roost, and she was pretty insistent that he attend her old school

 

At the end of the day it all worked out fine

Another obviously great school. First in UC system as well. I wanted to go there but in 1979 my father would have no part of it. Disowned I think he said...

 

Tiger Mom... fighting!!

 

It's good to know that there are actually a few educated farang about, as snobby as that may sound.

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5 hours ago, Number 6 said:

Another obviously great school. First in UC system as well. I wanted to go there but in 1979 my father would have no part of it. Disowned I think he said...

 

Tiger Mom... fighting!!

 

It's good to know that there are actually a few educated farang about, as snobby as that may sound.

Ugh, Tiger Moms.

 

As smart and as well educated as my wife is, she definitely still has the Thai female screaming gene. 

 

I learnt a long time ago....Resistance is Futile!

 

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7 hours ago, Number 6 said:

Another obviously great school. First in UC system as well. I wanted to go there but in 1979 my father would have no part of it. Disowned I think he said...

 

Tiger Mom... fighting!!

 

It's good to know that there are actually a few educated farang about, as snobby as that may sound.

It just occurred to me, we would have been there together had you gone there.

79 was my freshman year!

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I ended up taking a two year gap, navigated myself thru a few schools and finished in WDC

 

My politics have pretty much done a 180 in the last 15 years but do try to keep an open mind.

 

 

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On 10/25/2018 at 3:23 AM, Number 6 said:

I ended up taking a two year gap, navigated myself thru a few schools and finished in WDC

 

My politics have pretty much done a 180 in the last 15 years but do try to keep an open mind.

 

 

I think one of the benefits of probably any western university education, is that exposure to different political, social views, and the opportunity to express and explore.

 

That expression is just impossible in the Thai structure.

 

Berkeley, when I was there, wasn’t actually as radical as the popular press would have had you believe. 

 

The majority of us were just focused on our studies.

 

What it did do however was to foster a lifetime of being able to question and challenge my own inherent beliefs and prejudism's 

 

I truly belief that my 4 years there, exposing me to a range of ideas, so diverse from my families in Kern County, has allowed me over the years to be able to evolve as a thinking human.

 

Thats the true value of college, not that piece of paper at graduation, unlike  for Thai uni’s where  that paper is the only goal!

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