International School of Tourism


History

        Suratthani Rajabhat University first produced graduates in Tourism Industry in 1991 under the care of Faculty of Management Sciences. However, the increasing needs of skilled human resources in Thailand’s tourism industry urged the establishment of the International School of Tourism. The school was then established in 2005 with major goals topromote students’ knowledge and ability while facilitating interactions between both Thai and foreign tourists.


Philosophy

        To provide intellectual knowledge for sustainable tourism development


Vision

        To become the regional leader in art and science of tourism and services industry


Mission

        1. To produce intellectual graduates with abilities, ethics, and skills required in tourism industry 

        2. To conduct research to develop and better serve the tourism industry at the international level

        3. To provide academic services in tourism industry with international standard

        4. To preserve and promote local art and culture in order to maintain the identity of the community

        5. To create networks in tourism industry both in local and international levels

        6. To promote and support local environment preservation for sustainable tourism deveopment

Board of Director


Dr.Chanphorn Chuangchot
PositionDean of International School of Tourism
EducationPh.D.
UniversitySilpakorn University
Office Telephone077 913 372
E-mailbowing1980_3@hotmail.com
Research Interests



Mr.Thanawit Buafai
PositionVice Dean of Planning & Student Affair
EducationMaster of Economics (Business Economics) 
UniversityKasetsart University
Office Telephone077 913 372
E-mailthana_bua@hotmail.com
Research Interests


Dr. Siyathorn Nakphin
PositionVice Dean of Research & Academic Service
EducationD.HTM (Hotel and Tourism Management)
UniversityHong Kong Polytechnic Unibersity, Hong kong
Office Telephone077 913 372
E-mail
Research Interests


Ms. Witchuta Haicharoen
PositionVice Dean of Academic
EducationPh.D. (Environmental Education)
UniversityMahidol University
Office Telephone077 913 372
E-mailYoksamon.sru@gmail.com
Research Interests


Mr.Yantoong Srifa
PositionHead Office of the Dean
EducationM.A. (Sociology)
UniversityMahamakut Buddhist University
Office Telephone077-300 258
E-mailyanyoong.srifa@hotmail.com
Research Interests

Programs Offered :

         1. Bachelor of Arts Program in Tourism and Hotel (Thai Programme)
             Bachelor of Arts Program in Tourism and Hotel aims to promotestudents’ knowledge, occupational abilities and to encourage awareness of natural environment. Therefore, this program addresses a major dilemma in the tourist industry impacts and how to maintain the precious natural and cultural resources; meanwhile, meeting the need of human resources in the field of tourism and hospitality industry.

         2. Bachelor of Arts Program in Airline Business (Thai Programme)
             Bachelor of Arts Program in Airline Businesshas presented students’ in theory and operational knowledge. This program also hasclose relationship with expert lecturers in the field of airline business by cooperating with Thai Airways International Public Company Limited. This enables the school to provide the interactions between the lecturers and students to exchange experiences. This program promotes in both in-class activitiesand field trips. This arrangement purposes to actively promote students’ knowledge, skills, and technology, together with facing the competitive working life that depended on crucial hospitality skills.

         3. Bachelor of Business Administration Program in Global Management of the Tourism and Hospitality Industry (English Programme)
             This program aims to provide educational opportunities for worldwide market in order to develop country’s economy. Significantly, graduates could be language and technology proficient users which are appropriate and benefit for the particular airline, tourism and hospitality business.


Campuses :

There are three campuses serving difference purposes of studies at the International School of Tourism.

      • International School of Tourism, SuratthaniRajabhat University, AmpurMuang, Suratthani

      • International School of Tourism, Samui Island, Suratthani KohSamui is one of the most famous destinations of Thailand and is well known among tourists all over the world. International School of Tourism, Samui Campus was established as a center of study, which specifically focuses on services and tourism and providesadvantage to experience in real places 

      • The Practical Centre of Airline Business, IT Square building, Bangkok


Research Year 2011 :

No.

Researcher

Research Title

Funding source

1. Miss Witchuta Haicharoen
The way of Tourism Management for Cultural and way of life Sustainable : A case Study in Koh Samui,Suratthani Province National Research Council of Thailand
2. Miss Witchuta Haicharoen
The Global Warming Effect to Tourism Industry in Suratthani Province
National Research Council of Thailand
3. Mr. Thanawit Buafai
The Surway on the Behavior,Attitude and Satisfaction of Foreign Tourists toward Traveling in Koh Samui
Suratthani Rajabhat University
4. Miss Urai Buttongdee
The development of tourism potential at Doi Sathit herbal Learning Umper Barnnasarn Suratthani
Suratthani Rajabhat University




Research Year 2010  :

No.

Researcher

Research Title

Funding source

1. Miss Urai Buttongdee
The development of tourism potential at the Chulaphorn 8 project Umper Barnnasarn Suratthani
Suratthani Rajabhat University

External Collaboration and Partnerships :

In accordance with curricula’s mission, theInternational School of Tourism has pursued more abilities for students by improving the quality of all programs and providing on-the-job training by cooperating with Thai Airways International Public Company Limited. Therefore,the agreement between the School and Thai Airways has brought the important advantages including many experts and lecturers for teaching and they have also welcomed our students as interns.

Moreover, the School has worked closely with Aichi University of Education, Japan in order to bolster our performance. For this reason, our students and lecturers could be trained there. At the same time, a number of student teachers have come to the School to do teaching practice.

The cooperation with International School of Tourism, Budapest Business School (BBS), College of Commerce and Catering and Tourism (CCCT), Hungary, has offered vital experiences for our students as interns. Students could gain vast skills and prepare themselves for the real life of work in hospitality business.

Lastly, the agreement between International School of Tourism and Yunnam Normal University, China has given the chance for us to obtain Chinese lecturers. Native Chinese lectures have taught Chinese at the International School of Tourism continuously. Furthermore, according to the student exchange agreement, their exchange students have come to study at our Samui campus. This is a great opportunity for them to develop their language skills and learn more about different cultures.

Constantly, our School has welcomeda number of students of Guangxi University for Nationalities, China, as they are studying Thai language and Tourism industry at Samui campus.






Contacts


International School of Tourism, SuratthaniRajabhat University
Address : 272 Moo 9 Surat-Nasan Road, Khun Taleay, Muang
Surat Thani, Thailand
Telephone : (+66) 0-7791-3333 or (+66) 0-7735-5688
Facimile : (+66) 0-7735-5688
Email Address :
inter@sru.ac.th
Website : http://inter.sru.ac.th



International School of Tourism, Samui Island
Address : International School of Tourism Building ,  36 Moo 6 Bophut, Koh Samui Surat Thani, Thailand
Telephone : (+66) 0-7747-4578 ext. 1208






The Practical Centre of Airline Business, Bangkok
Address : It Square Building (floor 11) , 333/100 Moo 4 Chaeng Wattana Road, Taladbangkhen, Lak Si Bangkok, Thailand
Telephone : (+66) 0-2576-1353