Clement LE GALL

Academic Year 2012 (full year)
Sciences Po University, Paris, France
Sunday, 14 July 2013

Q: How many class have you taken? Please specify names of each class? Which class did you like the most? Which lecturer who impressed you the most, and why?

A: I have taken four classes at BJM including; Online Journalism (Ajarn Joel), International Film (Ajarn Joel), Introduction to Broadcasting for Radio &Television (Ajarn Hugh), Radio and Television Production (Ajarn Hugh). My favorite class was Ajarn Joel’s International Film class because I have found the subject interesting. Even the guest lecturers in that class were very much interesting.¦


Q: What were reasons that motivated you to come to Thailand?

A: Thailand is a hub in Asia and it is attractive because of its dynamism as a developing country. I came to Thailand five years ago as a tourist, and had an overview that a year in Thailand could be cultural experience. The last point is that one of my friends used to study at Thammasat University and told me how great the university is.


Q: Is there any difference from what you have heard about B.J.M. and what you have sensed B.J.M. yourself?

A: My friend told me the admission process to study at B.J.M. was complicated but actually it was not at all for me.


Q: How did you feel about B.J.M. so far after your year has finished?

A: I have spent a great moment studying at BJM. I have experienced the most interesting classes at Thammasat, particularly in this faculty, and met wonderful people.


Q: What’s definition of B.J.M.? Please define B.J.M. and its characteristics according to your point of view.

A: B.J.M. is a Thammasat University Program to study Journalism and Communication. The classes are conducted in English while most of the teachers try to give his students a comparison between case studies in Thailand and the rest of the world. It is therefore a program with global visions. Furthermore, the B.J.M. Program is modern as it is related with news and technology.


Q: What are differences between your university and Thammasat University?

A: The first difference is the language as most of my classes back home are in French. Secondly, my Bachelor degree is general which I have to study almost every subject of social sciences such as History, Economics, and etc. Thirdly, the way of conducting class is also pretty different because of the cultural gap between Sciences Po and Thammasat, I think. In France, we are familiar with debating and arguing in classes in order to build a critical way of thinking. However, Thai culture is different in which it might be hard to disagree with the other students in class and to say it out loud. And lastly, the exams are conducted differently. Here, at Thammasat, it is generally multiple choices questions, definitions and small essays, but at my university, they are four hours dissertations.

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