Representatives from Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University in Bangkok, Thailand, were at Indiana State University recently to strengthen their relationship through a formal agreement, and to discuss specific areas of academic sharing for students and faculty.

The Rajabhat University delegation is particularly interested in faculty and student exchanges with ISU’s departments of music, including music business; nursing; business; and education, especially elementary education.

The 11-member delegation included Rajabhat University President Chuangchote Bhuntuvech, accompanied by deans and directors from the academic areas discussed during their visit.

“They are looking to strengthen their academic programs in these areas, and because we have very strong programs and already have a relationship with them, they are turning to ISU for some assistance in building these program areas,” said Michael Chambers, interim executive director of ISU’s International Affairs Center, and associate professor of political science.

The delegation’s visit took place during International Education Week at ISU, a weeklong celebration of the diversity on campus; and a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education in an effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.

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