Student Testimonials: Chulalongkorn University

Peer Evaluation- Chulalongkorn  

Academics

  • "The BBA office was all smiles and knew the answer to EVERY question. You'll probably stop in every day! It can be hard to understand thick Thai accents, but the classes are pretty easy."
  • "The grading system is fair for most cases, especially math-based classes like finance or risk management. Classes, where you write papers, are more open-ended with less feedback, but you have an advantage if English is your first language. The workload is decent, but you have to write a 25-page paper for Risk Management–beware!"
     

Course Recommendations

  • "Since there is only one section of each class, if you're going to take the class, you have to take the professor. Ratish Thakur's IBM class was informative, tougher than some of the other classes but he is very fair and clear about his guidelines."
     

Student Life

  • “Some people started an ultimate Frisbee club we'd play every Monday. Some guys had a weekly basketball match. Chula also has free tennis courts for students Monday through Friday from 4–8 PM."
     

Restaurants, Shopping, and Must-See Sites

  • "In Bangkok: NANA, Lumpini Park."
  • "Coconut ice cream from street vendors, also chicken satay with peanut sauce from street vendors. Anything from street vendors rock, just make sure you know 100% what animal they are serving you, though."
     

Travel Tips

  • "Always keep looking for a bargain. If you don't mind spending a few extra bucks, go to a reputable travel agency, especially for flights. Buses/trains are standard prices. I traveled all the time, it's super easy if you don't mind long bus/train rides. It goes by fast with all your friends. Accommodations and transportation are so cheap in Southeast Asia you don't even need to allocate a part of your budget towards it."
  • "Go to Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Burma! If you have time, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia too."