My academic life at Asian
Institute of Technology..
T ime doesn’t stop moving, and it
keeps running even faster… The two-
year period in AIT has just gone like a
dream and left behind many wonderful
experiences and memories I have ever
had in my life..
Well, I could say I am so fortunate to
get a chance to come to study at AIT
and you know, this is one of my dreams
that I used to wish for. It was not very
easy for me to get this opportunity, but
because of my qualification, my belief in
“never give up”, and my effort, finally I
could find the way to come.
The first moment when I was in AIT, I
felt I was not alone with the helping
hands of the senior students. They
helped from assisting me to register for
accommodation to finding me the
dormitory room and showing me the
place I could find food to eat. They also
provided me many useful advices.
What impressed me the most about AIT
at first were the natural beauty and the
peacefulness of its green campus. Such
kind of things made me feel like being
Well, life in AIT began with lots of
enjoyments and funs. I could remember
a list of schedule for the first few
weeks.. many welcome parties, trips,
and so on.. We could also still find
enough time to sleep nicely.. :).
After one or two months later, tough
life immediately started. It was because
we had to deal with many workloads..
such as assignments, course projects,
exam preparation, etc.. and you know,
because of this some students called
AIT as “Assignment Institute of
Technology..”. However, those were
what we came here for.. and we had to
be ready to master them..
It was a bit hectic initially. However, we
still could cope up with such difficulties
in the end. I agree with Friedrich
Nietzsche who quoted that: “Something
which does not kill us makes us
stronger.” Anyway, in between such
hard time there were also many kinds
of activities and programs in AIT that
could help us to release our tension
from stress.. such as parties and
dancing, sports, movie on campus, yoga
and meditation program, etc..
Of course, everyone had to work hard
to get good grade.. and that was very
challenging in AIT. I remember many
nights that we had to stay up late or
even didn’t sleep at the lab trying to
complete works before the deadline.. as
well as we had to attend the early
morning class.. everybody still closed
their eyes.. “oh.. what a terrible life..”.
Erm.. perhaps I wasn’t so smart enough
so I had to work a bit harder.. hehe :).
Anyway, I guess you could learn to
manage your time properly and balance
yourself between studying and
relaxing.. better than I did. Related to
this, health is very very important.. if it
goes down then you won’t be able to do
anything.. Thus, please care about your
health.. by doing physical exercises,
eating healthy food, and having
In AIT, it is all about time adequate time of sleeping..
management.. I found time is running
really fast. If you could well manage
your time then you would partially free
yourself from many workloads..
Frankly, I had some difficulties in this
matter so what I had to do was I spent
most of the times on my study rather
than on socializing myself.. Well, I knew
that was not a really good way of doing
so but I didn’t have many better options
at that time and you know, some
friends often told me not to work too
However I think everybody has their
own limitations.. and we cannot just do
everything beyond our ability.. but I
believe that we DO HAVE ability to learn
new things and here in AIT, we have a
lot of chances.
In addition, I am always careful about
my works and other things.. Though it
may take me some times but I need to
make sure that any works should
properly and professionally been done.
We might have different ways of being
success.. and a component of my own
success in AIT is primarily lying on my
patience. I love challenging with
difficulties.. if something comes into my
interest, no matter how hard it might
be, I often keep trying to overcome it…
“it doesn’t matter just to try our best on
what we want to do..”
Talking about how to study… well,
carefully listening and good note taking
are the keys in class.. Reading a lot is
also what you have to do. Do you know
whom I first go to every time I have
questions? – “Google..” It contains
knowledge of the world..
However I wouldn’t say that you don’t
have to consult with your professor or
advisor.. you have to.. since they will
be very helpful to guide you with all
your academic problems.. Keep
practicing.. the more you practice the
more you become expert in your skill..
“Don’t wait..” my professor often said..
never wait until the last minute since it
will cause you a lot of painful..
Prioritizing your works.. consider and do
the most crucial work first..
Friends can help you to solve some
kinds of problems you may have or at
least they can be good consultants who
can encourage you and make you
You know, at AIT there were smiles and
tears that we would share with our
Friendship is among the most important
things in AIT. I guess you cannot be
alone all the times..
The day would not be bright without
talking to anyone.. and that is one of
the roots of stress. I could remember
many times I used to have lunch or
dinner alone and I think you probably
can understand about such lonesome
Those are what obviously can make
everyone of us feels warm and make
our life worth living here..
Apart from hard times of our course
and research works, we could also find
some good times to be together...
cooking for each other, going out for
dinner or shopping, enjoying evening
badminton match, chatting over
anything.. from study topic to personal
..the professional skills, the ways we
work and live together in multicultural
environment, the understanding of
people, the feeling of being helpful in
the community, getting to know many
friends from all around the world, the
opportunity to expose ourselves in
diversity of culture, understanding the
value of friendship, etc.. those are the
greatest things that will push us to go
Eventually, everything has to reach its Besides that, I also learnt many things
ending, and as time goes by we would from my friends and juniors.. they
definitely achieve something that we inspired and changed me a lot.. Many
had put a strong effort on... thanks to them.. so far I can see some
improvements of my own weaknesses..
At the moment I am holding a master
degree from AIT.. but more
importantly, what I obtain from here
are far more than just that piece of
..and my final word that I would
suggest is you should make the most of
your time in AIT.. since you may never
find any places that can teach you
many lessons - from academic skills to
everyday life - and build yourself to
become a real professional like this
place… also please always try your best
and value all your hard works and
efforts that you have done so far since
it will pay you back with pride and
Now it is the time to leave AIT, it is the
time to be apart from all beloved friends I am sure you will enjoy your life in AIT
whom we used to spend our times as much as I did.. and wish you be
with.. Even though we really hesitate to successful in your academic life.. :)
do so, but we need to move to another
step of our life to catch our next -- end --
dream... What I could say is “I’ll miss
AIT a lot... I can’t forget all memories
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