Global Internships in Bangkok

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  • New Year’s Eve in Siam, Bangkok
    สวัสดีปีใหม่. Happy New Year! I’ve decided to start my first blog post by describing the amazing night in Siam, Bangkok, as midnight hit and the new year began. The night began around 7pm with a quick train ride to Siam Station via the BTS Skytrain, absolutely crammed with locals and tourists alike. Many were excited to attend the New Year Festivities, with public events at a large number of major…Continue Reading New Year’s Eve in Siam, Bangkok
  • Contrasts and Commonalities: A New Zealander’s Perspective on Bangkok
    Introduction Four days into an overseas experience in Bangkok, Thailand, and already, I’ve been struck by some of the stark differences and similarities between here and my home country, New Zealand. Here are a few from first impressions. Differences An Overflow of Information One of the first things I noticed upon arriving in Thailand was the sheer amount of marketing and advertising everywhere. Big, grey highways, a muted sky, and…Continue Reading Contrasts and Commonalities: A New Zealander’s Perspective on Bangkok
  • Welcome to Bangkok! ยินดีต้อนรับ!
    Celebrating New Years’ eve, visiting crazy local markets, eating delicious food, and exploring the city by MRT, are just some of the many things that made my first visit to Bangkok as memorable as ever. It’s hard to talk about the past week in Bangkok without mentioning the hustle and bustle of the city itself. The start of our two-month journey was anything but slow and relaxing. Every popular location…Continue Reading Welcome to Bangkok! ยินดีต้อนรับ!
  • Week One in Bangkok
    Kiharoa Iversen New Years Hello and happy New Year’s from Thailand! This first week in Bangkok was definitely a new experience for me. Getting the opportunity to be immersed in a new culture and environment was somewhat surreal, especially in a continent I have never been to. We arrived here on the 30th of December, just in time for New Year’s, and it seemed that Bangkok was quite the hotspot,…Continue Reading Week One in Bangkok
  • Māori Boy in Bangkok
    My first few weeks interning at Galaxy Kids have been amazing. This company specialises in creating apps for kids from 3-8. The app helps them learn Chinese and English.  I’ve been lucky enough to form strong connections with my colleagues already. I sit next to Charlie; his strength is marketing. Other than the boss, Jerry, Charlie is the only English speaker here. He’s been really good at sharing his knowledge…Continue Reading Māori Boy in Bangkok
  • Work, Conferences, Beaches, and Temples
    With the internships taking up most of our days, we hadn’t a lot of time to explore the city and enjoy the beautiful culture Bangkok offers. Weekends were the days to explore! So after a long and tiring couple of weeks of working in Bangkok, we decided to have a relaxing weekend in Krabi. Thailand’s oceans and islands were unimaginable. The hot and humid weather in Krabi made the clear…Continue Reading Work, Conferences, Beaches, and Temples
  • ภูเขา: a reflection on life in Bangkok
    If I were to describe my first couple of weeks in Thailand thus far, I would say the experience is like a ภูเขา (P̣hūk̄heā). A mountain with many beauties, triumphs, and despair. Tramping has always been an emotional activity. With no final destination in sight yet still having to push through, going up a mountain is not my go-to activity for fun. The night before my flight to Bangkok was…Continue Reading ภูเขา: a reflection on life in Bangkok
  • Deal or No Deal: Cash is King and QR Codes are too
    When in Bangkok, do as the Bangkokians do. Except…when you can’t. One of the most painful, or dare I say, excruciating problems while in Thailand, is the reliance on cash as a form of payment. New Zealand is still very much behind when it comes to curating digital payment processes, and this is constantly clear when dealing with payments within Thailand. Cash Cash is the main form of payment in…Continue Reading Deal or No Deal: Cash is King and QR Codes are too
  • Week Two and Three Adventures
    Introduction Hello and welcome to my blog for week two and three in Bangkok. There is never a dull day in Thailand when there is so much to experience, with a range of activities to keep you entertained when you get some time away from work. These last two weeks have been full on to say the least but I’ve enjoyed every moment.   Krabi  Week two saw us take our…Continue Reading Week Two and Three Adventures
  • One Whole Month?!
    Well, it’s been one whole month in this beautiful, incredible place called Thailand. I had intended to write my first blog post much sooner, but, truth be told, the past four weeks have been such a whirlwind of working hard and playing harder that time has slipped through my fingers. But for my own records and to get you up to speed, I want to share a summary of the…Continue Reading One Whole Month?!
  • What’s new?
    Well, we’re well into this 8-week adventure, and safe to say, it’s been nothing short of one. I’ve been fortunate to visit a couple of other towns/islands, but the majority of my time has been spent in the capital of Thailand, Bangkok. There is truly so much to talk about when it comes to this experience, but what I find myself considering often are the similarities and differences between Bangkok…Continue Reading What’s new?
  • Year of the Rāpeti
    This week I had the pleasure of witnessing the Chinese New Year celebrations. The food, the performers, the music, and the amount of people were surreal. I spent the night walking the streets of China Town watching, listening and taking everything in. He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata  What is the most important thing? It is people, it is people, it is…Continue Reading Year of the Rāpeti
  • Cultural Excursions
    Our cultural excursion over the weekend was a tiring yet amazing opportunity to learn the ancient Thai culture while exploring Ayutthaya, a province near Bangkok. Waking up at 6 am became all worth it as soon as we got introduced to our tour guide for the day, Amir.  I won’t lie; I’m sitting here writing this blog, still missing Amir. He was not only our tour guide but also our…Continue Reading Cultural Excursions
  • Let’s Talk to Locals
    Coming to Bangkok on the Prime Minister’s Scholarship, one of the events I was most looking forward to was visiting the local university and interacting with the student community. As representatives of the University of Auckland, we were invited by the Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon (RMUTP) to visit the campus and create valuable partnerships, opening up international student exchange between the two universities. We were warmly welcomed by…Continue Reading Let’s Talk to Locals
  • Working in Executive Search
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  • Marvel and Football Run the World
    Kids wear Marvel clothes. Adults wear football shirts.  Arsenal and Liverpool are the most popular teams here in Thailand; their shirts are everywhere. The presence of Marvel is also seen here; kids tend to love Spider-Man and Captain America. Being here reinforced to me how big and popular these brands are. They’re seen on billboards and in advertisements, and their products are sold at markets. As a huge fan of…Continue Reading Marvel and Football Run the World
  • Khao soi > KFC
    Last weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting Chiang Mai, Thailand, and it was an unforgettable experience. One of the highlights of my trip was visiting an elephant sanctuary. It was a beautiful and humbling experience to be able to interact with these gentle giants up close. The sanctuary was well-maintained, and the elephants looked healthy and happy. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I will always cherish. Exploring…Continue Reading Khao soi > KFC
  • Thailand’s Northern Capital
    For someone like me who loves the cold weather and comes from a country with fiercely freezing winters, I tend to genuinely enjoy colder weather. Coming to a hot and humid Southeast Asian country such as Thailand, I knew it would take a while for me to ‘warm’ up to the climate. This is why Chiang Mai has been a part of Thailand I’ve always wanted to visit from the…Continue Reading Thailand’s Northern Capital
  • Neurodivergence in a busy city
    Today I want to share one of my struggles with Bangkok in an effort to paint you an entire picture of my life here in this beautiful city. I also share it in hopes that if someone with neurodiversity wanted to do a PMSA programme, they would know that it IS possible with the right support systems in place! (Also, as a Psychology major, I find neurodiversity interesting)  How does…Continue Reading Neurodivergence in a busy city
  • Exploring Thailand: As a tourist and a working local of two months
    We have lived and worked in Bangkok, Thailand, for over a month. With two weeks left at the time of writing this, this overseas experience has truly been a journey of growth. Inching closer to the end of this hike on this mountain. Outside of work, I have been doing a lot of travelling and exploring Thailand. We indulged in the modern urban landscape and historical sites of Bangkok. This…Continue Reading Exploring Thailand: As a tourist and a working local of two months