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About my country:
Bhutan, "The Land of the Thunder Dragon," is a kingdom sandwiched between two of the largest emerging economic powers of the world, The Peoples Republic of China in the north and the Democratic Republic of India in the south.
With a population of only about 700,000. Bhutan started the social and political modernization in 1961. I would say now after four and half decades, Bhutan’s journey from the third world Bhutanese can enjoy one of the highest per expectancy and an increased literacy rate by tenfold from a decade back.
Most importantly, people are adopting the developmental philosophy initiated by our King that gives more value to emotional growth than materialistic development. In other words, GNP cannot accurately calculate if people are actually content with their lives.
Why study overseas?
Unlike many other countries, Bhutan does not have universities that offer the fields of study I am interested in. With the change of political, social and economic lives in Bhutan after the promulgation of our new constitution, we have to take more responsibility to further develop our country. Thus, it is with this opportunity that I plan to make the most out of my study before returning to my country to offer my service best way I can.
Why Thailand and RSU?
I had an opportunity to travel when I was young and attended George Washington University in the US for a couple of semesters. I have found that to study, one needs an encouraging learning environment. And that is exactly what RSU can offer. That’s why I decided to transfer to Thailand.
I think RSU has the most interesting courses in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) which is quite useful considering that Thailand and Bhutan share some similarities in terms of culture and history. Besides, some of my friends also study here. All are good reasons to come to the Land of smiles to get education and a lot more.