English schools in Asia

Thailand - Lampang
School:Yonok University

Yonok University is located in Lampang, Thailand 400 miles north of Bangkok. It is the second largest city in the north, Lampang offers the convenience of an urban setting without the frantic rush or loss of traditional Thai culture. Teak houses grace many of the winding streets where the clatter of horse drawn carriages can still be heard. Yet Lampang has an airport and is also easily accessible by train and bus. The bustling downtown district offers everything from fast food to the latest fashions or you may shop at the traditional open markets. Lampang and its surrounding areas afford a great deal of cultural enrichment and entertainment

The natural beauty of northern Thailand's countryside is unsurpassed. Chae Sorn National Park with its famous waterfalls, hot springs and hiking trails are close by. The Thai Elephant Conservation Center is only twenty minutes up the road, and Chiang Mai, the largest city in the north, is just a little over an hour away. Also, the area is known for hiking, rafting, camping, vast wildlife, hill tribes, caves, shopping, Thai silk, ceramics and much more. The northern Thai people are friendly and the food is fantastic.

Yonok University is a comprehensive, private four year institution of higher learning located in the beautiful mountains of Northern Thailand overlooking Lampang, the second largest city in the North. It was founded in 1988 by the current president Dr. Nirund Jivasantikarn,a native of Lampang. He became interested in concerned with establishing a University in his home province while pursuing his doctoral degree at Baylor University (Waco, Texas). In 1980, a proposal for building a new University was presented to the people in Thailand and in America, and it was widely accepted. Soon thereafter, support was received from Baylor University, USAID, and private individuals who founded the American-Thai Foundation for Education, the American-Thai Christian Foundation, and the American-Thai Education Development Foundation. Finally, funding was received in a series of grants from ASHA (American Schools and Hospitals Abroad).

Yonok enrolls its students from over sixty different provinces throughout Thailand, with the majority coming from the northern region. Yonok retains a full-time teaching and research faculty for as student for a student-teacher ratio of 20:1.

The University offers nine majors at the undergraduate level. They are : Accounting, Economics, Management, Marketing and Computers in the Chumpol School of Business; Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations in the School for Communication Arts; and English, Organizational Psychology in and Tourism studies the School of Social Science and Humanities. In addition Yonok offers a four-year Bachelor of Business Administration in English, Masters of Business Administration, law in the school of laws, computer science and computer information system in the school of science and Technology, school of ifne and Applied Arts, bachelor of fine arts program in product design. Apart from these programs the University also provides various community-oriented continuing education programs.






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