Society of Jesus

in Thailand

 

XLC MengraiXavier Learning Community (XLC) is situated in Mae Chan District in the Province of Chiangrai, less than 20 minutes from the Golden Triangle. Chiangrai Province is a major tourist area in Thailand, where many iconic temples and tea plantations are located. It is also home to many hill tribes, some of which have become community-based tourist sites.

Chiangrai has been chosen as one of Thailand’s Specific Economic Zones, an initiative first launched in 2015 by the government. Chiang Rai is perfectly positioned to serve as the logistic hub for the greater Mekong sub-region. It borders both Myanmar and Laos and is located 250 miles south of China’s Yunnan Province. It is also a valuable gateway to Vietnam and India. In view of this, it is crucial that our students have skills and knowledge such as English, Chinese, business management, tourism and hospitality to support the economic potential in the region.

XLC is a residential institute that envisions itself to be a culturally diverse institution for the uplift and empowerment of young people. It is aimed at educating the young people – especially ethnic groups in northern Thailand and neighbouring countries – to become humane and competent leaders and to reach their full potential based on the Jesuit tradition. Providing opportunities to develop professional expertise, skills necessary to live and survive in the 21st century. XLC is committed to forming men and women of integrity working for and with others to build a just and harmonious world.

Until XLC has transitioned to become a full-fledged college, it cannot grant its own academic degrees to its students. In response to this, XLC has enrolled the students in a four-year study program at Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University. This will culminate in a Bachelor Degree in English.

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