For those of you who followed this blog over the last 7 months, you know Thailand was not everything I expected. It was hard. The school did not run a great program. I never got WiFi or library access. Classes ended in May but my last final was due July 25th.
I tried explaining all this to my professor who runs the program. In fact, I wrote a list before meeting with him so I would make sure he knew exactly what I experienced.
It went something like this:
Me: “It was very challenging. They would change the classroom without warning, cancel class randomly, change the schedule often….”
Prof: “Sounds like a very challenging experience. But what a great opportunity to experience Thailand!”
Me: “Yes, traffic was terrible. Taxi drivers constantly cheated me. My friend also studying abroad would compare notes with me, but since she was originally from Thailand, she did not experience half of what I experienced.”
Prof: “But it sounds like you made friends!”
Me: “I made, like, three friends.”
Prof: “What an opportunity for growth! So glad you had a good time.”
Me: “I did not have a good time. It was very challenging.”
Prof: “But you got to see lots of Thailand, right?”
Me: “It was very hard to schedule times to travel because the school kept changing when classes were.”
Prof: “Isn’t that just like Thai culture? What an experience. So, what kind of student should we send next?”
Me: “One that can somehow deal with the constantly changing schedule and still be organized enough to keep track of when things come due because no one will them. I don’t think you’ll find that person in law school.”
Prof: “Great! I will be sure to put them in touch.”