Thai language is an official language of Thailand and is spoken by over 60 million people worldwide. Thai is a tonal language consisting of 5 tones and is written with an alphabetic script based on ancient Indic models, variations of which are used throughout mainland Southeast Asia. Thailand is rich with cultural traditions, many wonderful temples, great beaches, and great food. It is more rewarding to travel the country when you can speak Thai.

Majors & Certificates 

Languages and Cultures of Asia Major, Asian Studies Major, Southeast Asian Studies Certificate; visit the Majors & Certificates page for more information.


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Study Abroad 

You can study Thai in Thailand. Contact International Academic Programs for more information. Additional opportunities are available through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Wisconsin School of Business.

Student Organizations 

Thai Students Association; browse the Wisconsin Involvement Network for more information.


Consider an internship where you can use Thai, either in the US or abroad. An internship in any field can complement your language study and can provide valuable professional experience.