Photo from US Embassy Bangkok.
BANGKOK, Thailand – On July 1, 2010, an energetic group of the Youth Exchange and Study Program (YES) alumni organized an afterschool event for students at the Islamic Wittayalai School. More than 35 students from the Department of State’s English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) participated in this informative and engaging activity. At the opening ceremony, Ms. Chollada Suawong, an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) alumna and an English teacher, delivered welcoming remarks to the participants and introduced the YES alumni who helped make this event happen.
This one and a half hour long session consisted of a series of educational and fun activities including a PowerPoint presentation on U.S. Independence Day, a YES program on life in the U.S. as Muslim exchange students, games, quizzes, and prizes. This program gave the Access students a great opportunity to open their minds and made classroom learning more real through interactions with State Alumni who had lived and studied in the U.S.