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See a different side of Northern Thailand through this very unique Challenge! Help teach media literacy to disadvantaged youth and give them the platform to express themselves while exploring all the beauty Thailand has to offer.
This is a unique placement that will give you the opportunity to develop your skills in media literacy in a meaningful and impactful way. You will inspire a curious audience through teaching and facilitating creative and exciting media projects.
Thailand is fully absorbed in the digital age, with a large part of the population embracing the benefits of the last decade’s technological advancements. However the student’s and novice monks that we work with have missed this opportunity to connect and share their creativity and passions.
We have several professional curriculums that the group can choose from or you can propose your own media topic to teach. Your goal for your time in Thailand is to support the students to produce a tangible piece of media. This could be a short video, photography display, advertisement, interviews, etc. You could even run a mini film festival to showcase the work the children have been able to produce with your help!
The positive effects of this unique and meaningful program will be immediately evident during your stay in Thailand, however, through the piece of media created while you are here, you will also leave a memory that will not be forgotten!
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Please note that dates are subject to minor changes and these will be broadcast well in advance to your departure.
Once you arrive in Chiang Mai you will meet our local country Manager, Dave, and be transferred to our fantastic volunteer house just outside the city. In Chiang Mai you will have an orientation and a settling in period with an introductory meal before the hard work starts!
Volunteer at our partner schools & temples and give an invaluable creative experience to a diverse audience of ages and abilities. Work with your fellow volunteers to create tangible pieces of media that allow the recipients to learn new skills in filmmaking, photography and other media subjects. In order to make this program as engaging and exciting as possible, you will have the opportunity to teach in a variety of ways including in the classroom, out in the field, one on one with students, and group presentations or workshops. During your free time you can create your own independent work in a surrounding that will stimulate your creativity with its natural beauty and vibrant local culture.
Traveling north from Chiang Mai the Northern Thailand Tour will give you the opportunity to see more of what Thailand has to offer. Sights include the famous White Temple, Wat Thampla, Chang Dao caves and Pai canyons. Going as far as the Laos and Burma borders this is a trip not to be missed! See the next tab for the full itinerary!
The best of Northern Thailand in 7 days for $800 only.
Starting early from Chiang Mai the first stop will be the famous White Temple, Wat Rong Khun, to see the extraordinary murals by the Thai artist, Chalermchai Kositpipat. From there you will hike to a waterfall to swim and relax. The day will end in Chiang Rai with the opportunity to explore its nightlife.
Today’s first visit is to Wat Thampla, also known as the Monkey Temple! Its unique mountainside location gives an amazing opportunity to see monkeys up close. The afternoon will be spent exploring the markets of Mae Sai on the border between Thailand & Burma, before heading back to Chiang Rai.
The Opium museum on the edge of the Golden Triangle region provides a very interesting view of the history of the opium trade and the part Thailand played in it. After that you will head to the point where Burma, Laos and Thailand meet on the Mekong River for a boat ride and quick stop in Laos!
After a final night sampling the delights of Chiang Mai today you will travel to Chang Do for an amazing hike in the famous local caves. En route you will stop in Fang and Thaton where there are opportunities to go bamboo rafting, see elephants and much more! Tonight will be spent in Chang Do.
Today we will head to the famous city of Pai for a day of relaxation! Nestled in a beautiful valley it is the place to enjoy nature, have a massage and chill out. On arrival you are free to do what you want, though we will be more than happy to give suggestions!
This morning you will visit the Pai canyons and a massive waterfall to enjoy the sun, go for a swim and make the most of your final full day in Thailand.
You will return to Chiang Mai in time for your return flight home.
6 nights’ accommodation
Breakfast and Lunch each day
All tours of sights