Report from Students

Activity Report 1 (2015 outbound: Chulalongkorn University)

Chulalongkorn 11.16.2015

Kenta Imaizumi
College of Business Administration, 3rd year

Hello everyone! My name is Kenta Imaizumi, and I am studying in the Faculty of Arts at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand as an exchange student through the PBL program. I started to study here from the beginning of August, and two months have passed since I started living here in the international dormitory called “CU I House.” Today, I would like to tell you about my life here in the dormitory and the atmosphere around the CU I House and the University. 

Firstly, my dormitory is located right next to the campus! It only takes 5 minutes to get to the campus by CU shuttle bus, and it takes 20 minutes to walk to Siam, which is central Bangkok. Although I am sharing my room with a Japanese roommate, there are other types of rooms, such as for one person, two people, or even a family. My dormitory is quite new and has many facilities and services, such as a study room, dining room, and 24-hour maintenance services.  A big difference between Japan and Thailand, in regards to dormitories and apartments in Thailand, is that there is no kitchen. When it comes to college students in Japan, cooking for ourselves is common, however, students in Thailand do not usually cook for themselves. Because of this, there are many restaurants and stands that are selling cheap and delicious food for students around the University. I usually eat from stands serving food around the dormitory. When I went to this kind of stand for the first time, its appearance was a bit scary, but I am getting used to it now!

When it comes to the atmosphere around campus, as I mentioned before, there are many restaurants and stands nearby making it a vivid and lively place. Also, the central Bangkok area, Siam, is surrounded by businesses and facilities, giving you an atmosphere of the latest and greatest.

During the rest of my time studying abroad in Thailand, I want to adapt to life in here and interact with other international students through the international environment provided by the CU I House!