The PSU International Affairs Office organizes annually a training and study visit in order to strengthen officers' abilities, widen their visions, and build a network among university international relations officers worldwide. This seminar serves also as a knowledge-sharing platform and staff preparation for the ASEAN Economic Community. All international affairs staff can join this seminar, which includes visits to educational institutions in Thailand and abroad. The seminar serves the policy of our university, which is to develop and strengthen the collaboration with universities in neighbouring countries.
This year, the IAO Training and Study Visit program was organized from September 17–21, 2012 at: the Higher Education Commission in Bangkok and at Udayana University in Bali, Indonesia.
On September 17, the PSU international affairs officers participated in a presentation titled "International Relations towards the ASEAN Economic Community" by Miss Chadarat Singhadechakul, Director of the Bureau of International Cooperation Strategy of the Thai Higher Education Commission.
From September 18-21, the 26 international affairs officers led by Asst. Prof. Dr. Ram Yamsaengsung, Assistant President for International Affairs, and Mrs. Salma Kosumphan, Head of the International Affairs Office, had an educational and cultural study visit in Bali, Indonesia. On September 19, PSU delegates visited Udayana University, which allowed all participants to learn about its internationalization strategy, international affairs structure and policies, and specific work with foreign students and staff. The PSU delegates greatly appreciated this visit, which was successful, enjoyable, and effective, and represented a good opportunity for the two universities' representatives to exchange knowledge and experiences and strengthen their relationships.