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Thailand Experience

Thailand Experience

This exciting 3-week programme offers an opportunity to experience cultural activities, volunteering and sightseeing in Northern Thailand. You will spend a week in Chiang Mai teaching English to novice monks or school children, a week working with elephant conservation projects, and a final week volunteering in a remote hill-tribe village.

Chiang Mai Culture & Volunteer Week

During this week you will volunteer at a government or temple school teaching English to children or novice monks aged between 5-18 years.

The children and novice monks really benefit from their interaction with international volunteers as it helps their English skills, and it also broadens their perspective and motivates them to continue their studies. The monks love the opportunity to share Buddhist perspectives so this is a perfect programme for anyone who wants to learn about Buddhist philosophies and culture.

You will stay at our lovely volunteer house in the Doi Saket District, close to Chiang Mai. The house is surrounded by bright green rice paddies and it is located just behind a Buddhist temple. The house is only 10 minutes walk into town where you can find cafes with WiFi and small supermarkets, etc.

Elephant Conservation Week

You will spend this week working with an elephant conservation project. Elephants in Thailand are often used in the tourist and logging trades, and do not get the good treatment and healthy lives that they deserve. 

You may be involved with one of two projects: a sanctuary for disabled, retired and orphaned elephants, where volunteers feed and bathe the elephants to improve their lives and conditions; or a project in which volunteers forage and trek with elephants and promote non-exploitative relationships with local communities in the animals' natural environment. 

Hill-Tribe Culture & Volunteer Week

This week is spent in the rural hill-tribe region of Northern Thailand (approximately 5 hours from Chiang Mai). You will have the opportunity to learn about hill-tribe culture and time for activities such as treks to local waterfalls and visits to other villages; you can also spend time with the hill-tribe women and learn how to cook authentic Thai food. During your time in this region you will volunteer at a village school teaching children aged between 4 and 15 years, with class sizes ranging from 8 to 20 students.

 This week offers an amazing opportunity to learn about authentic Thai village life. The people in this region are extremely proud of their local customs and this programme offers an opportunity to learn about their unique way of life.

 

Please note the order of these 3 weeks may vary. 

Reserve your place now just a £150 deposit

Duration:

Start:

£  1275
$  1925
€  1725
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Reserve your place now just a £150 deposit
Experience Thai culture
Bond with elephants
Explore remote villages
Teach in Chiang Mai

Duration:

Start:

£  1275
$  1925
€  1725
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