Seelos Residence is a small on-campus boarding facility, staffed by qualified teachers who offer a caring, inclusive, and student-centered environment. Students receive daily academic support in study hall and are provided with math and science tutors weekly. Living on campus gives students more time for academics but also allows them to become involved in the wide variety of dynamic extracurricular activities on offer.

Students have access to RIS facilities in their free time as well as to diverse organized outings around Bangkok on weekends. The staff at Seelos promote and celebrate academic success, as well as encourage personal development, collaboration, and social responsibility through the Duke of Edinburgh program.

What some of our Residence students say about life at Seelos:

“It is wonderful to live in the dorm, surrounded by good friends and caring teachers and staff. We are a new family, a ‘home away from home.’ The wonderful atmosphere keeps us from missing loved ones. Living closely with friends from different countries, we are able to share experiences, learn about and understand different cultures, and even pick up a few words of other languages.”
Sangay, Bhutan, Grade 11

“The dorm has, in a way, helped me mature. It has taught me to be more self-reliant, more independent, and to how to self-manage. Living at the dorm has allowed me to learn how to more efficiently manage my time, spreading out homework, free time, and sleep. In study hall, we have access to teachers from school who help with homework or reviewing for tests and exams, which is extremely helpful. Dorm life is also fun, with weekend outings offering a time to relax and eat with friends. Dorm rooms are also spacious, giving you room to make yourself comfortable.”
Ben, Thailand, Grade 11

For further details, please see the Benefits of Boarding at RIS  (기숙사).

Meet our Residence Staff

Ms Patty, Residence Coordinator

It is a great feeling to be part of the RIS community, and I feel fortunate to be working in the Seelos Residence with such an inspiring group of students and staff. I have always been passionate about travel and am enjoying exploring incredible Thailand.  Most sports interest me, and this year I’ve enjoyed the challenge of learning tennis, yoga, and scuba diving. But hiking is the activity that inspires me the most, and I look forward to organizing a hiking adventure with the students. My roots are in Canada, where my three grown children live, and I love to spend some of the year with them.

Ms Chan, Houseparent

Supporting students and staff in every way at RIS gives me great happiness. I enjoy sharing my Thai culture with foreign students and helping all students feel at home as much as possible. I have two grown sons and a young daughter who keeps me busy with her activities. My passions are cooking and gardening. I enjoy working with teens and feel happy to have a good connection with them here at Seelos.  

Ms Jenny, Houseparent

I’m the mother of 3 young boys who are enrolled at RIS in the elementary school, and my husband teaches in the high school here. I earned a BA and MA in Art History and Management and am currently completing my teaching certification. Although I’m originally from the USA, my family is Irish and we lived south of Dublin for 15 years before coming to Thailand in 2016. This was my first year working at the Seelos Residence, and I thoroughly enjoy it.

Mr Timothy, Houseparent

I grew up in a boarding school, so I spare no effort working with the Residence staff to create a second home for the students. I was born in China but grew up and went to school in the UK since I was 15. Apart from working and studying, I love to travel. I have been to 27 countries, and the number keeps increasing every year. Thailand is one of my favorites, especially the food! I love the steamed chicken with rice from street (khao man gai). I work out regularly to keep myself healthy and fit. The smile my students’ faces makes me happy as well.

For more information or to arrange a tour of The Residence @ Seelos Hall, please contact Ms. Patty Hughes, by email residence@rism.ac.th or phone + 66 (0)2 791 8900 or +66 (0)61 847 0555.