Traveling to the United States is the best way to get to know America, but you can also get a sense of America right here in Thailand. The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok and the U.S. Consulate in Chiang Mai have established a Mission Speakers Program, which offers Thai audiences the opportunity to hear from Americans first-hand on topics of interest to you.
Whether your group is interested in hearing about life in America or U.S. foreign policy, we have someone who can speak on the issue. Discussions are generally conducted in English with the speakers presenting a short overview of a particular subject relating to American society – e.g. popular culture, the educational system, domestic politics, diversity and inclusion, daily life – or talking more generally about their lives (their jobs, the schools and universities they attended, their hometowns), and then opening the floor to discussion and questions.
We’re looking for a wide range of audiences! We are happy to volunteer our time and we can arrange in-person or virtual visits. If you want to learn more about our program or schedule a talk, please send us a request through BangkokMSP@state.gov.