NEW YORK — More than a year after a series of violent clashes between pro- and anti-government protesters erupted in Thailand, a growing number of U.K. students are studying abroad in the U-TZ region.
According to a new report from the International Centre for Research on Radicalization and Political Violence (ICRC), more than 8,000 U.ks. students from the UTA have enrolled in study abroad programs overseas.
The ICRC found that the UTBAs study abroad is often atypical.
“There’s a real gap between what UTA students and non-UTA students think of UTA abroad programs and what U.T. students think about UTA overseas programs,” said Christopher O’Neill, a researcher at the Uttar Pradesh Institute of Technology and a member of the ICRC’s advisory committee.
Since the outbreak of the Thai uprising in late 2015, UTAs have been forced to relocate their campuses to avoid further violence.
At the time, the UUAS (University Unions Against Terrorism) and UTAB (University United Against Terrorism and the Bamboo Ceiling) organizations launched an online petition calling on the government to ban the Utsas, as well as the other student groups in Thailand.
In response, the government banned UtsaB (Utsa Business Association) and other student associations in March 2016.
As of December 31, 2016, more than 13,000 people have signed the petition calling for the ban to be lifted.
However, the Thai government has also said that the ban would remain in place until the end of March 2020, as the UTAs have yet to sign the petition.
Despite the ban, Utsakas student groups say they still feel safe, despite the government’s announcement.
Uttakas Students at the University of British Columbia (UBC) are now planning to hold a rally on May 14 against the ban.
More and more students are returning to the United Kingdom.
About 100 students are now studying in the United States, up from 70 in March, according to O’Neil.
Over the past two years, more and more U.s have returned home.
O’Neill said that UTA programs, like UTABs, are a key way for U.k. students to return home to a country they feel comfortable and safe in.
That’s important because if the UTSAs were banned, students could not go to a UTA for an overseas event.
Students from other universities are also taking advantage of the programs to go back to school.
While O’Neal said the UUA’s students are more open about their intentions than they were prior to the outbreak, the trend is not good news for the students who have been expelled from UTA.
This article was originally published by The Huffington and was reprinted with permission.