All students remain safe and academic progress is assured.
Students in Thailand
Today the last of our students will fly out of Udon Thani after leaving the serviced apartments in Nong Khai. The local university received our students and showed them a great deal of hospitality. Stenden University is very thankful to this valuable partner of Rangsit University for their efforts at this time. The students will remain in Thailand until such time as their previously booked ticket will get them to their next destination. Some students have chosen to fly to Koh Chang, others are travelling elsewhere just to make the best of the remaining days in Thailand. Another group of students started their practicals in the south of Thailand and will remain there for the next 6 weeks or so. We will evaluate how they can finish their module at a later stage.
Students in Bali who were destined to go to Thailand
After a substantial amount of work by many individuals on three continents, Stenden has been able to create three replacements for the Events management 2 module. These replacements ensure that the learning objectives of the EM2 module are still being met. To replace what was organised was complicated by issues such as the involvement of external experts and the timing of educational activities at other International Branch Campuses. The students in Bali have been able to choose the location for their next EM2 module and will be on their way in a matter of less than 2 weeks.
Flood waters in Thailand still rising
Even though all our students are now safe, the flood waters are still spreading. The authorities in Thailand are unsure whether they can keep the inner city of Bangkok free of water inundation. They are quite clear about the major international airport Suvarnabhumi. The existence of extra dykes and pumping equipment will ensure continued operation of the airport throughout the period of the flooding. This is good news for our students who are waiting to travel to their next destination.
We continue to monitor the situation and will provide you with an update early next week or earlier if warranted.
For more information: read the letter that has been sent to students and their parents.