An English language student from Thailand will have the chance to be immersed into Melbourne life, thanks to a special RMIT scholarship.
Sorranart Rattanarojmongkol is the 2014 recipient of the scholarship, awarded by RMIT English Worldwide (REW) each year to an employee of Thailand's Office of His Majesty’s Principal Private Secretary (OHMPPS).
As part of his scholarship, Mr Rattanarojmongkol will receive 10 weeks of English study at the REW Melbourne Centre, as well as homestay accommodation in Melbourne.
He will undertake REW's Upper Intermediate level, due for completion in December.
The OHMPPS scholarship program began in 2011 with the help of then Australian ambassador to Thailand, James Wise.
The aim is skill development for government staff in the OHMPPS office.
Professional development institutions were appointed by the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) to deliver these annual programs, with REW one of only three Australian institutions involved.
Anna Brown, Business Development Executive at REW, said: "We are thrilled to be involved in the OHMPPS project and to provide English language training for Thai government employees."
"Recipients always value their time at REW, and comment on how the skills they’ve learnt will ensure their success back home."
Mr Rattanarojmongkol says he is looking forward to travelling around Victoria and experiencing the many restaurants and cuisine Melbourne has to offer.
REW's English programs are designed to help participants achieve their English language goals, preparing them for a global future.
REW is a division of RMIT Training, a company wholly owned by RMIT University.