My name is Thiraphon, but my friend called me Champ. I am
now starting my second year as a Master's student, majoring in
Peacebuilding. My interests are democratization, gender equality
and peace, some of which I had learn some during my bachelor
degree. It's my pleasure to thank to Asian Development Bank
(ADB) for providing me a scholarship to study in GSID, which has
given me a brand new world that I never had before.
GSID, for me, is the graduate school of diversity; we have many
friends from different cultures and language backgrounds. We can
learn and share our different opinions, discuss in class and respect
each other. Moreover, I had interactions with excellent professors
who broadened my horizon and knowledge to the better
understanding of professional priorities in
terms of academic and non-academic
points of view. Besides, GSID offered me
to participate in Overseas Fieldwork
which provided me with an understanding
of development cooperation and applying knowledge and practice
to real work.
Lastly, I wish to take this opportunity to thank GSID for giving
me a valuable experience, not only knowledge but also a chance to
discover Japan and learn Japanese culture. This is the best thing I
have ever had in my life.