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Where Can I Get A Bachelors Degree?

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I am moving to Thailand end of this month. I hope to teach English in the future but dont have a BA.

I am searching for Universities that offer an Education program or Liberal Studies program spoken in English.

So far I have found Mae Fah Luang University (MFU), in ChiangRai, offering a BA in Thai Language and Culture.

Which sound great, but i want to explore all options.

Any wisdom to bestow on this topic? Thanks!

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Payap University (http://ic.payap.ac.th/) in Chiang Mai is a great place to study.

Payap has an English Communications degree that you might like.

Payap also has pretty decent dorms. Check out the Paradornparp International House

I'm in my 3rd year of study there. If you would like a tour, send me a message and let me know.

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Try Khao San Road in Bangkok.

Sorry, I couldn't help it. Just ignore me.

I remember a few years ago the Khao San Road graduates were getting arrested in Bangkok for having fake degrees. You can try if you like. You might get away with it....but then again....

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Try Khao San Road in Bangkok.

Sorry, I couldn't help it. Just ignore me.

I remember a few years ago the Khao San Road graduates were getting arrested in Bangkok for having fake degrees. You can try if you like. You might get away with it....but then again....

Well a real BA from a Thai uni doesn't carry much more weight, and are just as easy to obtain:whistling:

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Try Khao San Road in Bangkok.

Sorry, I couldn't help it. Just ignore me.

I remember a few years ago the Khao San Road graduates were getting arrested in Bangkok for having fake degrees. You can try if you like. You might get away with it....but then again....

Well a real BA from a Thai uni doesn't carry much more weight, and are just as easy to obtain:whistling:

That is 100% not true. If you email any university in the world and ask if they would accept a degree from any Thai university to continue their education (grad school), the answer would be 100% yes.

For example, according to the University of Southern California (UCLA), as long as the university is approved by that countries Ministry of Education or equivalent, you meet all the other entrance requirements, and your application is approved then you can study in places like UCLA, Harvard or Cambridge University in the UK. Feel free to email the top universities in the world as I did and ask them. Then submit your Khao Sarn Road diploma and see what happens.

While past international educational standards in Thailand were a bit lacking, today they are quite competitive. However, I can understand why some people who are not studying in an international educational program in Thailand might be ignorant to the quality of education they can receive in Thailand. Most of their comments reflect their lack of involvement in the educational system and they have to depend on second hand information for knowledge of a subject they know absolutely nothing about.

If you feel a degree is so easy to get, enroll in a university in Thailand and find out for yourself just how easy or hard it is to graduate.

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Try Khao San Road in Bangkok.

Sorry, I couldn't help it. Just ignore me.

I remember a few years ago the Khao San Road graduates were getting arrested in Bangkok for having fake degrees. You can try if you like. You might get away with it....but then again....

Well a real BA from a Thai uni doesn't carry much more weight, and are just as easy to obtain:whistling:

That is 100% not true. If you email any university in the world and ask if they would accept a degree from any Thai university to continue their education (grad school), the answer would be 100% yes.

For example, according to the University of Southern California (UCLA), as long as the university is approved by that countries Ministry of Education or equivalent, you meet all the other entrance requirements, and your application is approved then you can study in places like UCLA, Harvard or Cambridge University in the UK. Feel free to email the top universities in the world as I did and ask them. Then submit your Khao Sarn Road diploma and see what happens.

While past international educational standards in Thailand were a bit lacking, today they are quite competitive. However, I can understand why some people who are not studying in an international educational program in Thailand might be ignorant to the quality of education they can receive in Thailand. Most of their comments reflect their lack of involvement in the educational system and they have to depend on second hand information for knowledge of a subject they know absolutely nothing about.

If you feel a degree is so easy to get, enroll in a university in Thailand and find out for yourself just how easy or hard it is to graduate.

So I am ignorant and dependant on second hand information?

I recruit a lot of Thai 'graduates' and I see their curriculum which is somewhat akin to secondary education in the western world.

Please tell me where basketball, home economics, and social studies fit into a BSc in Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering?

It's a joke, my anomoly is a Bachelor's is equivalent to high school in the west, a Masters equivalent to senior high (or A Levels for us Brits), and a PHD is getting close to a proper Bachelor's (in the UK at least, I would imagine it's a little bit easier state side).

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This topic is about an international program here in Thailand. Since you deal with only Thai graduates, perhaps you are ignorant of this subject.

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This topic is about an international program here in Thailand. Since you deal with only Thai graduates, perhaps you are ignorant of this subject.

Twice you call me ignorant, a little OTT don't you think?

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This topic is about an international program here in Thailand. Since you deal with only Thai graduates, perhaps you are ignorant of this subject.

Twice you call me ignorant, a little OTT don't you think?

I didn't call you ignorant. I just implied you might be ignorant of international educational programs here in Thailand. That doesn't make you totally an ignorant person.

Perhaps in the UK implying someone might be ignorant of a certain subject is insulting. I apoligize if this offends you.

I hope that my information has enriched your knowledge of international programs. Now that you know, you are no longer ignorant about this particular subject. However, contrary to what I said earlier, now you are getting 2nd hand information from me.

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I suggest you stick to the topic at hand. The quality of universities is going to differ. Some have excellent programs in one area, but not as good in others. This is a world-wide phenomenon, not unique to Thailand. Getting into a graduate school will depend on your scores on scores on the admissions test. Graduating from University X does not mean that University X will allow you study at the post graduate level.

If someone wants to get a degree in Thailand and wants information about Thai Universities, then that is what should be provided. Stay on topic.

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I suggest you stick to the topic at hand. The quality of universities is going to differ. Some have excellent programs in one area, but not as good in others. This is a world-wide phenomenon, not unique to Thailand. Getting into a graduate school will depend on your scores on scores on the admissions test. Graduating from University X does not mean that University X will allow you study at the post graduate level.

If someone wants to get a degree in Thailand and wants information about Thai Universities, then that is what should be provided. Stay on topic.

I totally agree with you Scott. That is what I said in paragraph 2 of post number 9. I think the topic on hand was sidetracked a bit when the quality of a Thai education was was jokingly rediculed a bit. Thank you for getting it back on track.

As I said before, Payap University in Chiang Mai is a great place to study. :D

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Being a "newbie" to the thaivisa forum i found the replies constructive, controversial and comedic. Thanks to everyone who provided university info. I have started to look into the suggestions and find them to be good options. Though the degree from MFU in Thai Language and Culture still is still most appealing. I have no interest what western universities think about a thai gegree, or anything else for that matter, but found the dialouge thought provoking. Though, i would imagine many people on this form share a love for Thailand, I am surprised at the number of people who fell Thailand is somewhat substandard in academics and education.

Anyway, I just need to get a BA so i can tell and i would like to benefit from the education while i am at it. I hope this doesn't open a can of worms, but, is my understanding that it is NOT possible to teach in Thailand without a BA correct?

Maybe, I should have started with that question, though i think i committed to perusing my BA for general enrichment at this point. Thanks again for the info. It was helpful.

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