You are an application away from a paradise world

Lukasz studied abroad at Kasetsart University, Thailand during autumn semester of 2012. You can read his interview below.

What’s your name and where do you come from?

My name is Lukasz Hasske and I am studying Mechanical Engineering in Koblenz, Germany. I was born in 1988 in Poland, but i have lived in Germany since 1991.

What was you study abroad destination? What made you to study there?

My destination was the Kasetsart University in Bangkok. I wanted to go on exchange in Asia because I have always been interested in Asian culture, landscape and especially the technical innovations from the Asian market.

I am fascinated by the geographical distinctiveness of Thailand as well as the good-natured mentality. Bangkok is an amazing city which represents both the modern and the traditional side of Thailand.

Bangkok people in the train

How did you experience the application and acceptance procedure?

It was really easy to apply for a study abroad via Asia Exchange and the procedure went really quickly.

What were the highlights of your exchange?

It’s hard to say. The experiences with a new culture, landscape, food and people were the highlights. Especially the Thai people were endlessly surprising. I learned something new about their culture and lifestyle every day.

Bangkok children

Which were the most interesting topics in your studies?

Due to the international composure of the bachelor system, the content was similar to my curriculum in Germany. It was still something different to get to study with Thai students.

What is your opinion about Asia Exchange’s charity work?

Charity work is always a good thing! If more people would hep poor people, we would make the world a better place.

What kind of things did you learn about Asia in you destination?

All the things I had previously only known from books were suddenly right there in front of me! Every day something new…new buildings, new people, new experiences, new food etc.

What kind of things did you learn about yourself?

The Thai people taught me to take it a bit easier, not to be so serious about everything all the time. You cannot change the past so just let it go and go take it easy!

Did you have a chance to travel during your stay?

I went to several different islands in Thailand (Koh Chang, Koh Kood, Koh Tao, Koh Samet, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan etc.). I also travelled to Laos and Cambodia, which was really fascinating and beautiful.

In your opinion, why should people go to study in Asia?

Because it´s a totally different world. You cannot even compare it to Europe. Asia will show you new cultures, landscape and mentality. Asians traveling to Europe probably experience these differences as well.

bangkok happy man

Did your home university accept the credits you got abroad?

Yes, and it was very easy. The professors were really supportive and it was no problem.

Did you get some funding for your studies? If yes, what?

I got a scholarship from the “DAAD”-Germany and “BaföG”, which is a government grant. The amount of the grant depends on your parents’ salary as well as some other things.

Tell us you slogan for your exchange period

Same same but different, and Mai pen rai (‘no sweat’)

Would you recommend this study program to other students?

YES!

What are your greetings to Asia Exchange?

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING. Going on this exchange was the best decision of my life!

What would you like to tell people who are planning to go on an exchange?

You are an application away from paradise world… and you will never regret it!

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