Ohio University is home to the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, one of only eight programs in the United States designated as a National Resource Center and funded by the Department of Education. Thus, Ohio University offers not only language instruction in Thai, but courses in Thai history, culture, philosophy, literature, politics, and much more.
Ohio University Libraries houses one of the largest collections of research materials on Southeast Asia in the United States. In addition to its world-class Malaysian Resource Center, and renowned Indonesian collection, Ohio University Libraries is home to the David K. Wyatt Thai collection. Consisting of more than 15,000 volumes, about half of which are in Thai, the David K. Wyatt Collection includes most of the standard works on Thailand, a substantial number of Thai royal chronicles, King Chulalongkorn’s (1868-1910) diaries and letters, and an extensive array of monographs, memoirs, and cremation volumes. The Wyatt Collection is one of the largest private library collections ever acquired by Ohio University
Ohio University offers a growing number of undergraduate study abroad programs, internships, intensive language programs, and graduate student scholarships dedicated to the study of Thai and Thailand.
The study of Thai can “open doors.” Hundreds of international organizations, NGOs, American businesses, and U.S. governmental agencies operate in Thailand. Some knowledge of the Thai language, which is always in high demand, positions one well for a rewarding international career in Thailand. But above all, Thailand is a fascinating country, noted for its unique history, magnificent scenery, extraordinarily rich culture, and undeniably charming people.
Elementary Thai: 9:10-10:00 AM, M T W R
Intermediate Thai: 10:10-11:00 AM, M T W R
Advanced Thai: Arranged