Webster University: The world is your classroom

Webster University: The world is your classroom

Webster University Thailand offers the country's only American degree program and a truly international learning experience.

With its headquarters based in St. Louis, USA, Webster University has a total of eleven campuses located across nine countries worldwide.

Webster's Thailand Cha-Am/Hua Hin Campus opened in 1999 and offers undergraduate programs across a range of disciplines including Business, Communications, Marketing and Media while graduate and select undergraduate programs are offered in Bangkok at Empire Tower, Sathorn. It is also the only university in Thailand that is fully accredited in both the USA and Thailand. Furthermore, Webster sets itself apart even more by being the only institution to offer an English-language Psychology major and a globally renowned International Relations program. The university also offers MBA evening programs and online courses to accommodate working adults.

As a truly global academic institution, Webster University understands the importance of giving students the chance to interact with individuals from other countries, cultures and backgrounds. As such, Webster focuses on providing world class American-standard education in a multicultural environment through its Global Citizenship general education curriculum.

According to Webster University Thailand's Rector, Dr. Keith E. Welsh, "this is what we call personal excellence, which we help the student to discover and understand themselves within the global picture."

In an effort to provide a truly multicultural and international learning experience, Webster offers its students the opportunity to broaden their actual, as well as their intellectual horizons. This is done through a number of incentives, including by "providing a free round trip ticket to any Webster campus worldwide."

This means that, along with the intensive cultural immersion that students experience during their time in Thailand, there is also the opportunity to study additional courses at Webster campuses in China, Africa, Europe, or the USA. For transparency and efficiency, Webster's overseas course fees are pegged to the student's primary campus tuition rates, meaning that there are no unnecessary financial surprises as well.

Over 70 percent of Webster's faculty is comprised of foreign nationals, providing a valuable first-hand experience for students to interact with individuals from a variety of nations across the world. In addition, by having English as the language of instruction, students are provided with a strong foundation by which to enter the increasingly competitive global job market.

To build-upon Webster's pre-existing diversity, faculty members from across the network are also actively encouraged to assume temporary teaching assignments at other campuses. The ever-present "fresh faces" at the whiteboard not only assists to diminish familiarity fatigue, but also promotes a dynamic study environment where students can "sample" a diversity of teaching approaches. This approach also exposes students to different classroom management styles and a variety of English linguistic characteristics from around the world.

With class sizes strictly limited to twenty-five students or less, students receive a personal attention that is not found in larger university lecture halls. This results in instructors "knowing who you are, being in a better position to mentor you, to write recommendations, and oversee your individual educational progress. They also function as advisors and guidance counselors."

Webster University Thailand hosts students from around the globe, many from non-English speaking countries. To accommodate this, the school also provides a writing and ESL support center to help non-native speaking students to improve their English communication skills. A program is also offered to help new arrivals smoothly transition to college life.

The staff and faculty at Webster Thailand are always on hand to support students through their university studies. Not only does the university offer 50% scholarships for graduate degree programs alike, it is also there to help graduates to enter the job market. The Webster Thailand Career Services Department has helped previous students secure internships and employment with leading Thai and international companies including; Hilton Hotels, Spa-Hakuhodo Advertising, Bangkok Hospital, Sheraton Hotels International, and polyester-fiber manufacturer Indorama Ventures.

With its American degree accreditation, international instruction and campus network spanning four continents, Webster is the "small university with a global reach".

To learn more about Webster University Thailand call +66 (0) 21 066 599 or www.webster.ac.th or visit Webster's Bangkok Academic Center at Empire Tower, Sathorn, 4th fl. (EM Space Zone) or main Cha-Am/Hua Hin Campus in Phetchaburi.

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