IU in Thailand

Seven decades of relationship-building resulting in IU's longest-standing partnership

The ASEAN Global Gateway helps Indiana University expand its global engagement in this important region of the world.

IU currently welcomes nearly 60 students from Thailand each year to its campuses, and they are integral members of our increasingly diverse community of scholars. In recent years, an equal number of IU domestic students, spanning a variety of academic disciplines, have traveled to Thailand to pursue study abroad experiences in a country of extraordinary history and culture.

This academic year alone, IU has more than 400 students from countries that are members of ASEAN, with more than 1,000 Thai alumni living and working around the world.

President McRobbie and a delegation of Indiana University colleagues recently visited Thailand to renew IU's expansive ties with some of the country’s eminent leaders in education, business, culture and government while also connecting with IU's active alumni in the region.


Peter Boonjarern
Peter Boonjarern serves as an ambassador on the ground for the university in Thailand and the region.  

Indiana University also celebrated the opening of the fifth office in its Global Gateway Network, the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Gateway.

The newest Global Gateway office reaffirms long-standing partnerships with leading educational institutions, allowing the university to explore areas of mutual interest relating to ASEAN business, education, government and culture and expanding IU's international engagement in this important region of the world.

The IU ASEAN Gateway office is expected to facilitate more student exchanges, while also providing support for research and teaching, conferences and workshops, study abroad opportunities for our students and engagement with IU alumni, businesses and nongovernmental organizations.

Terrence Mason.View print quality image
Terrence Mason is also Dean Emeritus of the IU-Bloomington School of Education.