Formed in 1990 as The Educational Consultants Group of Thailand by a group of 12 educational consultants with the aims to share their expertise in the field of international education and help raise standards of practice and services rendered to students and international institutions. The group had continually grown over the years. In 1997, it was granted approval to become an association by the Registrar of the Ministry of Commerce, and is now known as “The Thai International Education Consultants Association” or TIECA. Currently there are 77 members actively working in the education area.
British Council and TIECA have collaborated closely with each other over the past decade on various projects and programmes such as:
UK English Summer Schools Project
For the past 9 years, we have jointly hosted the UK English Summer Schools Project for students to study English in the UK during their school break. In recent years, the number of students joining the programme has increased to over 350 students per year. The project is organised every March/April and October. Following the decade of success, we are exploring an opportunity to include June/July intake in the future.
TIECA Fair and Education UK Exhibition
Each year, British Council delightfully attends exhibitions organised by TIECA or the TIECA Fair to provide useful information about studying in the UK. At the same time, we invite TIECA to attend our annual Education UK exhibitions. We assist TIECA members in professional development programmes for example disseminating information about Agent Training programme, a course which provides in depth training about education in the UK to counsellors, Visa Updates Seminars, and also visits to the UK to meet schools and colleges. We value the strong relationship we have with TIECA and are certain we will be working on many projects together in the future.