Seven decades of relationship-building has resulted in IU's longest-standing partnership
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Indiana University's long and storied history of international engagement dates back more than a century and spans the globe. But few countries hold quite the connection that Thailand does.
For 70 years, IU has enjoyed a rich history of partnership with Thailand, one of the university's longest official relationships with a global partner. As the university rapidly approaches its bicentennial celebration, IU's many educational and institution-building initiatives in Thailand -- and its activities across much of Southeast Asia -- continue to translate into numerous student and scholarly exchanges, international service opportunities, faculty research collaborations and genuine friendships that have transformed lives both in Thailand and in the Hoosier state.
Bringing optometry to Thailand
The IU School of Optometry has spent the past two decades working closely with educators in Thailand.