The Backpack Blog

Posted by Dustin Whitehouse on May 03, 2014

For those not aware, I am going to Bangkok this July to become certified in teaching ESL. Because I will soon be there, I thought it would be interesting to research a university in Bangkok for this blog post, and one can hardly research Bangkok unis without coming across Bangkok University International College (BUIC). BUIC is an international school in the truest sense of the phrase; international collaboration and overseas learning are the order of the day at the school. Its vast network of friendships with other universities overseas allows BUIC students to travel internationally more frequently, as well as allows foreign students to spend exchange semesters on BUIC’s campus.

BUIC’s multitude of opportunities for students to form international friendships and other correspondence not only offers them great practical experience, however; it also makes them ideal prospective members of the global network that Backpack makes possible. It should not be a great surprise that, because practical international relations are so common when it comes to BUIC students, traveling abroad is not uncommon. Backpack makes traveling abroad more affordable by offering opportunities to help people in the destination country save money. In other words, it’s a win-win. This is what backpack is all about, and it is why I was really taken with its business plan when my friend, Fahim, told me about the site he was developing. In addition to helping themselves and the people in their destination country, the traveler’s as long as they are registered as Backpack carriers, can help out the people in their original countries by bringing back goods from the foreign countries they travel to. So in a way, Backpack is more than a win-win scenario. It’s a win-win-win scenario, because the traveler, the people in the destination country, and the people in the traveler’s home country are helped.

That’s why I feel backpack is such a great idea, especially in today’s rapidly globalizing world: it helps everyone. It helps people to travel wherever they want to go without having to worry as much about price, and it helps people to obtain overseas goods at a cheaper price. I know that I’m definitely going to use Backpack to offset travel costs when I fly to Bangkok, and at the same time, I will be helping out my world community. BUIC students, along with I myself, make up just one of the many demographics perfect for the Backpack family.

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