Schools in Thailand and America have many differences. "School was a lot harder (in Thailand)," he said.
For example, calculus there is a sophomore class, whereas in America it often is taken in a senior year. "Here, you can choose your own classes. In Thailand, you can’t. Students must take classes that are given to them," he added.
Also, in Thailand every college is a four-year university; there are no community colleges.
Thailand is in southeast Asia. It is south of China and east of India and is about six hours by plane from China and Australia.
While attending SC4, Wongwattanakit lives in what he calls the "little town" of Sandusky. For fun, he does similar things in America that he did in Thailand. He enjoys shopping at stores such as clothing retailer H&M and Coach. "I send things from Coach to my mom and sister. It is cheaper here."
Bowling and going to movies with friends and karaoke also keep him busy. "In Thailand, there is karaoke in every mall," he said.
Wongwattanakit has advice for students thinking about becoming an international student. "Be patient. Try to think positive and learn the culture and language before you go."