Chulalongkorn University, a public research university located in Bangkok, was founded in 1917 by King Vajiravudh, who named the university after his father, King Chulalongkorn. It is the oldest institute of higher education in Thailand, and is ranked as the best university in Thailand on numerous surveys.
Academic sessions are led by prominent speakers including Microsoft Thailand and the vice president of Chulalongkorn University.
Activities in years past have included tours to the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, elephant rides, visits to Ayutthaya, rides along the Chao Phraya River, and community service such as reading for the blind.
Social events include shopping in Bangkok's famous malls, tasting Thai street food, and going on outings to ancient capital cities.