In a world that is becoming more interconnected, it is important to embrace diversity and expand our horizons. Thai culture, with its values of humility, respect, and helpfulness, offers a unique perspective that can enrich our lives. While it may be unfamiliar and even uncomfortable at times to host someone from a completely different culture, it is an opportunity for personal growth and learning. Let us not be held back by fear or unfamiliarity, but instead, let us open our hearts and minds to the beauty and wisdom that Thai culture has to offer. By doing so, we can foster greater understanding and appreciation for one another, creating a more inclusive and harmonious world.
Ayutthaya an exchange student from Thailand shared his experience in the U.S:
“Embarking on an exchange program in the U.S. exceeded all expectations, immersing me in Hollywood atmospheres and granting me precious memories. Beyond living my dream, I discovered American culture while sharing my own, forging new friendships and deepening my understanding of a different way of life. This transformative experience has shaped me into a more confident and worldly individual, broadening my perspective and reigniting my belief in my own abilities to achieve greatness”
Thai culture and our way of life teach us to be humble, respectful, modest, and always be helpful. We are easy-going, understanding, and open-minded. We are always eager to experience new things. Furthermore, we always seek to be helpful in any circumstances.
There is this saying in Thai culture that says: “When at others’ house, don’t be idle, sculpt a cow, a buffalo, for their kids to play with,” which means earn one’s keep.
Please welcome the Thai culture to your family, Thai students will provide you with experiences you can never find anywhere!