ความเห็นเพิ่มเติมที่ 197 17 ม.ค. 2557 (20:35)
DEAR ความคิดเห็น 126, seriously, It is not about how you are กระแดะ รักculture or ติดดิน.
First of all, you must admit that Thailand is actually pretty damn hot. It is normal, and even my sister who attended a thai school said that everyday. Complaining about the weather does not mean we are not proud to be thai.
Second of all, it is not our intention to speak "พูดไทยคำอังกริด( you spell it wrong, it is actually อังกฤษ) คำ".When you are aboard, you have about..I don't know, like 5% chance to speak thai, since people there are mostly Americans/Britains/Australians etc. Without the use of both thai and english, it is extremely difficult to keep the conversation fluent. Using English alone,. some of you won't understand. Using thai alone, despite how I always use thai alone, may be a difficulty for some. I would rather keep my voice sound confident and fluent, than seem confuse.
(I am thai and understand what you all are saying, but am more comfortable typing in English)
And I am sorry to break this to all of you, but studying at an international school really does open up your mind, develop your critical thinking skills, forces you to set high goals, and allows you to become a more socially active. It may be true that the social groups and core classes at every schools are somewhat similar (not really, but okay), but at an international school. things are different.
Where you study actually MATTERS.
If you guys are planning to study aboard, please consider attending an international school, since the international environment in an international school prepares you for college, where you will meet people from all over the world. I am currently a student at International School Bangkok, and there are students from 58 different countries attending the same school as I am. Amazing isn't it? Not only does it allow me to immerse myself into different cultures, it also allow me to gain a better understanding that at this age--the 21rst century-- a nation cannot stand alone. INternational community is required for a nation to develop. An international school is the bridge that merges you, as a thai citizen, with those from other nations.
This also connects with the educational aspect. Although not true for every international school, international school students--at least from International School Bangkok (สถานศึกษานานาชาติ)-- are extremely competitive. The social group really forces ypy to set high goals for yourselves, making you want become a better learner. Before you know it, learning become your first priority, even over grades (seriously).
I must say that I am really glad that I have a chance to receive such a great international education.
As I mention, I am a student at ISB.
And yes, ISB is the most expensive school in Thailand.
However, I promise that the money your parents pay won't come to waste since ISB's environment is extremely supportive in learning. Unlike other well-know international schools among Thais (Ruamrudee International School, Shrewsburry, Harrow International School...sorry for the readers who attend these schools!), ISB is truly an international school with only 20% thais. Also, the school's facilities, which supports all aspect of learning (fine/performing arts, science, humanities, language), are amazing. The school invested alot in improving the environment and the curriculum. The school provides us with variety of subject choices. For example, languages classes includes thai, japanese, mandarin, french, spanish etc. We do not only focus in learning, but also giving back to the society. The school allows us to form our own clubs, including special interest, sports, and community service club.
The thing I am saying is not from how I am a student at ISB, but it is the universal truth.
Attending ISB is no joke.
The acceptance rate is low, and their standard is high. But, with no bias, ISB is the best international school (for those who would like to pursue their studies at abroad--especially at the U.S) in Thailand. Talking about college application, colleges do take the school you attended as a point of consideration when accepting students. An applicant who receives an A+ from a temple school (I am going to be honest, and you must understand that I have no intention to cause hostility) is different from an applicant who receives A+ from
Still, take note that not all international schools are suitable for preparing you to study aboard. Most international school in thailand are, sorry, fake international schools, which contains over 90%, sometimes even 100%, Thais. If that is school ,it is better that you study at a thai school, because you will end up speaking thai to all of your friends.
If you are interested, the tuition cost of ISB highschool is now up tp 700,000 baht. I know. Extremely expensive, and that is why I tried hard to be the best that I can be.
At the end, still keep in mind that receiving excellent education does not mean you will be successful in life. Everything depends on your actions. However, an international school may aid some of you going towards your goals. It is fun reading all of your opinions (although, some seems to be so close-minded).