Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia, Global Internship in Bangkok
Kia ora, everyone!
I’m Cyrus, one of the Prime Minister’s Scholarship Digital Ambassadors blogging to you from Bangkok, Thailand, this year!
I’m a third-year BCom/BSc student majoring in Psychology, Marketing and… another I haven’t decided yet. I also take a certificate of languages in Korean. Although that combo can be painful, I have had some amazing experiences in university, and I can’t wait to make more memories during my global internship in Bangkok.
Being initially from Palmerston North, and going from Auckland, with its population of 1.7 million, to Bangkok, with over 10 million residents, will be an exciting challenge for me. I applied for this programme to gain some marketing and writing experience, mainly in social media marketing and journalism.
Having travelled to Thailand in 2014, I hope to reencounter the culture, nature and people I experienced during my last visit. I’m incredibly excited about all the FOOD, so don’t be surprised if most of my posts are about that.
Most of all, I’m excited for the future in Bangkok (and other cities when I find the chance to get away) and sharing these experiences with you all!
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…
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…