IU in Thailand

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

Wannasin Yaowalee conducts a Thai cooking course.

Speaking the language

Thai instructor Wannasin "Kei" Yaowalee​ provides a few tips for learning the Thai language, unique for both its alphabet and its long words. 

Hear the language
George Edwards with his students.

Spreading IU's mission

Dozens of IU faculty have ties to Thailand and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, region serving as ambassadors of IU's global engagement.

Learn about the faculty
Students from the Malaysian Student Association perform at a Lunar New Year celebration at the IMU.

Sharing their cultures

Approximately 430 students from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region are currently enrolled at IU.

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Chris speaks with a classmate in a cafeteria.

Gaining a new perspective

IU Kelley School of Business student Chris Kusovski said studying abroad has expanded his worldview.   

Read about his experience
Jan during her graduation ceremony.

Proud to call IU home

The more than 6,000 IU alumni from the ASEAN region have a strong appreciation for their alma mater.

Meet some of the alumni
A lion statue and a traditional Thai building

A gateway to the ASEAN region

Indiana University recently opened the fifth office in its Global Gateway Network, the ASEAN Gateway.

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Kelley School of Business students in Thailand.

Adventures in business consulting abroad

Savvy business students at the IU Kelley School of Business MBA Program are getting a chance to hone their business consulting skills through the GLOBASE program.

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Stewart fellows pose together outside of a Maurer School of Law building.

Gaining a hands-on experience

Maurer externship students are gaining a global legal perspective through a program that allows them to explore different legal cultures across the globe.

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Idalene Kesner speaks to the Global Deans Council.

Kelley Global Dean's Council

The Indiana University Kelley School of Business Global Dean's Council was created out of a shared aspiration to enhance the school's international efforts with IU alumni and business leaders, and to funnel expertise and opportunities to Kelley students from a diverse group of leaders and cultural backgrounds.

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Marty speaks at the panel discussion.

Why ASEAN matters

Given ASEAN's expanding economic and geopolitical importance, our country's leaders in government, business, education and the nonprofit sector continue to expend major effort into building positive relationships between the U.S. and ASEAN member nations.

Hear experts talk about the region