Thailand

Elephant rides? Check... Beautiful sunset? Check... Friendly locals? Check... Thailand has got it all!

City:
Phichit and Phitsanulok
Service:
Make a difference by helping children learn English through this Exchange program.
Life Abroad:
Volunteers live together at or near the school (it's a slumber party every night with your group!). Pad Thai and Massaman Curry are a couple favorites, but you won't find a Thai dish that you don't love, plus did we mention the $0.75 smoothies? Practice learning Thai as you get to know the friendly locals.
Group Size:
About 4-10 volunteers, depending on the group.
Semesters:
Fall semester is August - December. Spring semester is early January - late April/early May. Summer semester is early May - mid August.



There's lots to see and do.

Explore by riding bikes around the city and to the ruins. Spend time with the local people and play with the students after school. You also have a “Mum and Dad” nearby at the school (the local coordinators) who welcome you into their home frequently. Get an hour long Thai massage for $6. You will fall in love with the people, the culture and especially the food!




TOP VACATION SPOTS

There are plenty of amazing things to do during your time abroad. Spend a week on the beaches in southern Thailand. Ride elephants through the jungle and snuggle up to tigers in Chiang Mai. Visit smaller cities and see the old ruins. Go white water rafting, rent kayaks and paddle around Phi Phi Island.






The land of smiles.

Fall in love with the small town & the wonderful people of Phichit. It is so fun to ride your bike around town and have everyone run out to the street yelling “hello” and waving as you go by. They will welcome you and make you feel like a mini celebrity. Thailand really is the land of smiles, and it is contagious when you spend time with the people there!