Gainesville International School (GIS) Chiangrai is the first United States curriculum-based English language military academy in Asia. Founded in 2007 by Police General Prasan Wongyai, Ph.D., GIS obtained permission to establish this unique institution by Thailand’s Ministry of Education. GIS’s curriculum is drawn from and based on that of Riverside Military Academy, which situates in Gainesville of Georgia of USA. Riverside Military Academy has possessed a 110-year legacy of distinction grounded in a tradition of military discipline and academic excellence. All courses, except Spanish, Chinese, and Thai languages, are taught in English. GIS offers a two semester course during an academic school year and a summer crash course for a good catch-up.