By Kittichote Hoiyeepoo (Fulbrighter 2007 - Administrator Exchange Program)
Being an administrator in the Thai context, Ajarn Kittichote Hoiyeepoo, Director of Princess Chulabhorns College Chiang Rai has never left alone without any help from subordinates. When it was time for him to travel alone for his first time to America on a six-week Fulbright Administrator Exchange Program, it became a big challenge. He missed the flight and experienced how to manage it for the first time. In America, Ajarn Kittichote not only exchanged views on academic administration, he also learned about the diverse languages and cultures in which he intended to understand as much as he could. Being given an opportunity to stay in a Thai temple, he pretty much enjoyed his routine which was far for his administrative life. He also gained insights that Thais in the U.S. struggled hard to adapt themselves while trying to retain the culture. The real situation was different from what was perceived by the Thais here in Thailand. To make sure that he would not miss any flight again, Ajarn Kittichote made a special effort to go to an airport in Washington DC, one day prior to his departure, just to know how to get there! The Fulbright experience has brought much pride to Ajarn Kittichote personally and that he never failed to talk about it whenever he could.
ข้อเขียนทั้งภาษาไทยและภาษาอังกฤษทุกเรื่องที่นำเสนอโดยมูลนิธิการศึกษาไทย-อเมริกัน (ฟุลไบรท์) ผู้สนใจสามารถจะนำไปใช้ประโยชน์ต่อการเรียนการสอนและกิจกรรมทางการศึกษาที่เกี่ยวข้องได้โดยขอความกรุณาอ้างอิงถึงแหล่งที่มาให้ชัดเจนด้วย
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