While the world continues to change, international society still faces numerous unresolved issues, such as poverty, ethnic conflict, and environmental destruction. Asia Pacific Studies has been designed to meet the needs of individuals aiming to be active in resolving such problems. It approaches subjects with an emphasis on the Asia Pacific region, which continues to attract attention for its ongoing rapid economic growth. Students are encouraged to take part in various field work opportunities off campus in order to understand these global issues in a real setting.
In my county, Nigeria, there are serious environmental problems. My dream is helping my country to have sustainable development by contributing as an environmental researcher. My choice of the College of Asia pacific Studies was based on its approach to global problems highlighted through learning by experience. I participated in fieldwork and visited a town near APU to find out what kind of options are available and how we can use these for the development of local areas with local residents. These practical experiences are really interesting and useful for my future goals, and I appreciate the study environment that APU offers. After graduation, I would like to continue my study in a postgraduate course to make my dream come true.
I am aiming to become a politician or work for an authority able to significantly contribute to the development of Thailand.
I want my home country to be a first-world nation with morality where Thai people, especially the poor, have a higher standard of living, with an excellent education system, modern facilities and infrastructures in an ideal environment. I chose to take International Governance here at APU, and I find the subjects challenging and relevant to achieving my future goals, by understanding other countries' social, political and economic strategies. Also, as an APS student, I debate and discuss academic issues with both international and Japanese students, and through this I have learned how to avoid misunderstandings in international settings, which is very important for work with international people in the real world.