Center for International Studies
Royal Thai Scholars
Royal Thai Scholars arrived February 16, 2013 in Macomb, IL
For 10 high-achieving students from Thailand, last weekend was the beginning of a life-changing adventure at Western Illinois University. The students—all from rural districts in Thailand—are the beneficiaries of a new "One District, One Scholar" program, which is sponsored by their government, the Kingdom of Thailand. And for the University, their arrival in the U.S. and start of their time here marks the beginning of a new program and relationship between the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington, D.C. and WIU.
For more information about this program, please take time to view this article about the Thai Scholars visit.
Royal Thai Scholars take a trip to Chicago
The Royal Thai Scholars took a trip to Chicago in March, 2013. They viewed beautiful Chicago from the John Hancok Observatory, ate in a Thai restaurant, toured museums, the Aquarium, the Bean and the Thai consulate, plus much more!