Beyond the academic rigor required at RIS, many students exemplify our school’s vision and mission by participating in extracurricular clubs, activities, and committees. In addition to Student Council, National Honors Society, and LINK Crew, many of our high school students belong to several student-led, service learning–based clubs. As a student at RIS, it’s hard to not be involved on campus, either by organizing events that give back to the local community or to other charities and causes in Thailand.

High School and Middle School Clubs

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Destination Imagination: “DI” is a worldwide “project-based learning program that blends STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education with the arts and social entrepreneurship.” Students collaborate to devise unique solutions to prescribed challenges that are then put to the test at regional competitions around the world, with the best solutions from each country going on to global finals.

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Model United Nations: MUN Clubs exist around the world and members learn skills in international diplomacy by researching various world problems.  At MUN, student delegates gather to represent countries by role-playing as if they were members of the United Nations.  Important and topical issues of international significance are discussed and student delegates present their possible solutions to these questions in carefully drafted resolutions. Members participate in both local and overseas conferences.

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World Scholar’s Cup: The WSC is an international academic program that motivates students to discover new strengths and to practice new skills to become a global community of future scholars and leaders. Students compete as teams in 4 different events (the Scholar’s Bowl, Collaborative Writing, Scholar’s Challenge & Team Debate) in a Regional Round, then Global Round, and finally for those who qualify, they can compete at the Tournament of Champions at Yale University in the USA. Please visit http://wscris.weebly.com for the latest news.

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History Bee and Bowl: for those who are interested in competing as individuals or as a team in quiz competitions regarding historical knowledge. Members participate in both local and overseas competitions.

High School Clubs

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Habitat for Humanity club members work closely with Habitat for Humanity Thailand to help build affordable homes and repair houses for low-income families.

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Eco-Merits club members work with organizations such as Love Wildlife Foundation and the Wildlife Friends Foundation to support wildlife preservation in Thailand and to help raise awareness about global ecological issues.

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Muse club is for students passionate about using their music and art skills for charity/volunteer events on campus. This club also provides opportunities for underprivileged children to be creative.

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Tech club explores modern technology, such as robotics, coding, and 3D printing, as well as promotes tech development, support, and usage across campus.

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Athletic Leadership Club is a new club for the 2018–2019 school year. The goal of the Athletic Leadership Club (ALC) is to increase Phoenix pride though organizing school spirit events focused around RIS sports. Members of the ALC will learn valuable leadership skills while working to improve school spirit through organizing a variety of community service and spirit events, both on and off campus.

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Red Cross members promote health awareness, learn basic first-aid skills, and work with the Thai Red Cross to organize two annual blood drives at school. 


Soi Dog club works closely with the Soi Dog Foundation to increase awareness of abused and abandoned stray dogs and cats in Thailand. Members raise funds for medical fees and sterilization as well as promote adoption.

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Butterfly Effect members provide children and adults who have physical or mental disabilities with opportunities to create beautiful art projects, which also enhance their lives by improving their concentration and fine-motor skills.  

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RISing Coffee helps coffee farmers in the Omgoi Village in Chiang Mai to improve their living conditions by helping them to advertise and sell their coffee and use the money from the coffee sales to support several development projects.

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The High School Student Council consists of the 10 Executive Council and various homeroom representatives. They serve as an intermediary between students and administrators and make sure the student body is aware of the many student-sponsored activities throughout the school year. They are also in charge of organizing the Talent Show, Knowledge Bowl, Games Day, Career Day and the HS Dance.

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National Honor Society: members will be selected by teacher’s recommendations based on a cumulative GPA of at least 3.60, leadership and service to the school, classmates or community organizations, and must be a person of character, holding the qualities of respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship. 

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LINK Crew: is a high school transition program that selects a certain number of  Seniors and Juniors to welcome and be linked with Freshmen to make them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their high school experience.