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GSSE

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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN GLOBAL STUDIES AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

BE THE CHANGE

With a rigorous 4-year curriculum that is designed for the unique changemaker, GSSE will equip you with tools to create lasting and sustainable positive impact for the economy, society, and environment and prepare you for new careers of the 21st century.

 

Become changemakers with GSSE

Integrated Learning

Be challenged in our integrated approach to learning to have an authentic understanding of yourself in relation to your community and the world. Grow into ethical leaders who can solve social injustice and improve well-being.

Progressive Community

Join a diverse and global community of faculty, staffs and students who are united in a common vision to create better societies. Connect with real practitioners and be part of our ecosystem for social impact.

CREATE Impact Now

Start creating impact from day 1 at GSSE. You will be immersed in an environment that always thinks about changing things for the better, be it in the classroom or beyond the classroom.

 

Integrated Learning

 

Interdisciplinary

 You need multifaceted thinking to understand the economic, political, socio-cultural, well-being, and other impacts involved in a problem to address social issues in our complex world today. Our curriculum is designed to provide you with challenges that will allow you to draw upon different perspectives, knowledge, and experiences to understand problems and explore solutions beyond a single discipline.

Learning Without Boundaries

At GSSE, you will learn through discussions, debates and reflections and prototyping concrete solutions to understand and tackle real social problems. During summers, you will be exposed to real-work settings and career opportunities through internships with different companies. Beyond our curriculum, you get to listen to stories of real challenges and ground-breaking innovations by local and international practitioners.

Skill-Based

In a rapidly changing and interconnected world, you will gain critical skills to increase your competitive edge for employment mobility in the future global job market. Our classroom and non-classroom environments ensure learning that instills competencies, including critical thinking, leadership, communication, time management, teamwork ability, problem-solving, creativity, adaptability, and business skills.

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Progressive Community

You will be part of a global community of practitioners, faculty, and staff members with diverse professional backgrounds and experiences from the United Nations, World Health Organization, Asian Development Bank, World Bank, Ashoka, IDEO.org and from countries across the globe including the US, UK, Italy, France, Belgium, Australia, India, Bangladesh, Thailand and more. Within this global and diverse community, we are humanitarians at heart who are united by our vision to create changemakers for a better society.

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To effect sustainable change and lasting social impact, you will need collaboration across all sectors. At GSSE, you will interact with leading organizations in the social impact sector through our partnerships and network. Through our partnerships and network, you will have the opportunity to connect and learn from practitioners in the field, gain internship opportunities, and participate in workshops.

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Create Impact Now

At GSSE, your education does not just stop at learning about global issues and problems. You will be expected to bear the responsibility of not only identifying needs but to proactively take action to address those needs. Rather than rely on rigid content to pass an exam, you will engage in thinking and solving real world problems.

 

You will be creating impact in the real world from day one.

 

However, not to worry, you are not alone in this journey of impact and social change. GSSE’s collective experience and expertise will guide, challenge, and support you along the way. Moreover, our social innovation platform, called “G-Lab”, our connection with Thailand’s social enterprise ecosystem, and people who are leading change will help you achieve your goals in creating positive change.

 

"With this spark of inspiration as well as the skills and knowledge gained from the workshops, I started Pak-Lor. At the initial phase of setting up Pak-Lor, I turned to GSSE’s staff who mentored me and gave me feedback on how I can make Pak-Lor better. Their questions helped me to develop my idea more thoroughly. Currently, as I am scaling up my enterprise, I am consulting with Ajarn Siyanee about patent regulations and design. Throughout my journey, from starting up to gaining recognition through the Asia Social Innovation Award 2014, I have received much support and encouragement from the GSSE community."

Chonapat Mahaphasukwat (New)

“Coming from a third-world country and a patriarchal society, I could see a lot of injustice being done to women. Since childhood I have always asked myself, “Why is this being done to us and what can I do to stop this?” I really wanted to do something, but I didn’t know what. GSSE for me is a way to find out what to do to help women not just in my country, but the world.”

- Vuyasi Rajbhandari (Nepal)

“I chose GSSE because I believe Social Enterprise is a new tool to bring social change in the world. In today’s complex world, if you really want to take a different way to solve global issues and take your own initiatives forward to bring change, Global Studies and Social Entrepreneurship together give you a very diverse view of what you can do as an individual for your own country, your own community.”

- Kencho Dorji (Bhutan)

“Back when I was looking for college majors, every faculty was founded for specific careers. For example, in architecture you learn to design houses, in engineering you learn how to invent and fix things, and in education you learn how to be a teacher – it’s all very straightforward. I was looking for a major in which I would learn how to make a change…I don’t know how much difference I can make, but I think it’s a good thing when there is a group of people who come together because they want to make a change. That was why I chose GSSE.”

- Saimui, Narinrat Suksomboonpong

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Thammasat University, the second oldest university in Thailand, is acknowledged within the region and beyond for its excellence in political and social sciences, law, economics, and business, as well as its core values of democracy, liberty, and equity. The School of Global Studies is committed to creating quality education, research and service of international standards to achieve Thammasat University’s aim to further its regional and global role.

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OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS REGARDING GSSE:

The letter of curriculum approval by the Office of the Higher Education Commission.