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Our friendly campus is situated on the beautiful island of Phuket, one of the world’s most suitable locations for hospitality and tourism studies. A welcoming and supportive place to come to as an international exchange student.

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STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM

There are 2  ways to apply  for the study aboard programs, either by representatives or the MOU.

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STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS

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International Study Program, Phuket (ISPP) is a study abroad program that we offer with the support of our partner organization, Asia Exchange.

International students

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

01| Buddy Program

Upon arrival, international students will be paired with a FHT Thai buddy. Making the transition into Thailand and PSU-FHT a much easier experience. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to practice your language skills, while enhancing your cultural awareness of Thai culture.

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02| Home Stay

Throughout the semester a number of Home Stays will be organized. This is a great opportunity to see the real Thailand that many people do not get to experience. A Thai family will host you in their home in the beautiful province of Phang Nga. This is considered to be the most beautiful province in all of Thailand, it is only a short drive from Phuket. The Thai family will make you feel like a part of their family with cooking, socializing, and daily exciting activities. It is truly a magical and unforgettable experience.

03| Thai Cooking Class

A great opportunity to show off your cooking skills (if you’ve got any). Held in our state-of-the-art kitchen, international students will first, learn about Thai herbs and species and then get the chance to cook a variety of dishes shown to them by a fully qualified PSU chef. The dishes cooked will vary but usually include a delicious curry, spring rolls to mention just a few.

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04| Safe Sex Campaign

Now in its 3rd year, the PSU Safe Sex Campaign is one of the most popular CSR events of the semester. PSU students join forces with a local organisation and make safe sex packs, which will later be distributed on the island by members of the Phuket Loves You Club, an organization who are working hard to reduce HIV infection rates in Thailand. To date, PSU students have made a massive contribution by providing 150,000 safe sex packs throughout Phuket.

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05| SongKran

An annual favorite festival among many Thais and international visitors, Songkran is one big water fight held in April, which is considered to be the hottest month of the year. The Songkran festival is the traditional Thai New Year's Day. It is celebrated from the 13th through the 15th of April. The most famous aspect of Songkran celebration is the throwing of water, the custom originates from spring cleaning. The ritual was the cleaning of the images of Buddha. Using 'blessed' water to clean the images and to soak other people is seen as a way of paying respect and bring good fortune.

06| Give back | Clean the Beach Boot Camp(CSR Activity)

Give some personal TLC to Phuket’s idyllic beaches by signing up for the Clean the Beach Boot Camp. the bi-monthly Saturday bootcamps are held at different Phuket beaches. The premise is simple: first you train, then you clean. The 45-minute session mixes up functional training, games and drills, catering to all fitness levels. Once you’ve caught your breath, pull on a pair of gloves and get busy picking up discarded bottles, glass bits and butts. It is a sobering experience, but you will leave feeling a sense of satisfaction that you’ve made a positive change while on vacation

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07| Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation (PHBGTUF) (CSR Activity)

Always a favorite with international students, PHBGTUF is an orphanage on the island of Phuket which looks after 120 social orphans. The foundation was originally set up as a direct result of the Tsunami in 2004, which devastated the West Coast of Phuket. International students will get the opportunity to arrange a surprise birthday party on the beach for 120 kids. PSU will supply food, soft drinks, transport and guidance ensuring that the kids have one of the best days of their lives. Your job will be to arrange beach games with the kids and above all-have fun.

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05| Loi Kratong

Thailand's second best-known festival after the New Year's festival know as Songkran.

Loi Krathong, is the Festival of Lights. One the most enchanting of all Thai festival's. The festival is held annually all over the country. Loi Kratong takes place on the evening of a full moon in the 12th month of the traditional Thai lunar calendar. The exact date of the festival changes every year. Many Thais pray to the water goddess, Mae Khongkha, as they send their decorated ‘boats’ down the river while giving thanks for having water, while others will ask for forgiveness for using too much water or contaminating the gift of water.

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