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Putting a shine on your CV with an Experiential Thai Holiday

By Ornthasa Wateemongkonchot Subscribe to RSS | May 28th 2012 | Views:

There is a part of you that you have yet to discover.

A journey to Thailand, Southeast Asia’s emerald, offers a rare opportunity to discover another you. It is difficult to put one’s finger on a single attribute that makes Thailand so alluring. Its sheer beauty and rich history have drawn visitors for as long as one can remember. At the core of Thailand are its people offering warm

hospitality, age-old wisdom and centuries-old art and tradition. Thailand’s diverse landscape offers an array of learning activities for visitors with local experts eager to share their knowledge.

Through experiential travel, visitors to Thailand can expect life-changing lessons revealing undiscovered aspects of themselves. Your Experiential Holiday in Thailand can also put a shine on your CV. The added experience studying cooking, massage, rice farming or Muay Thai, will enhance your CV. That you studied in a foreign country could also open some doors. It shows you’re able to function in a different environment and learn from the experience.

There are many options for internships in Thailand, including teaching English in orphanages, temples or rural villages. There are also many animal conservation projects such as for elephants and turtles as well as projects replanting mangrove forests.

Thailand offers both short-term and long-term projects to join that include living with a host family to increase your cultural immersion during your stay.

Other volunteer options are available in every region of Thailand, including working in the medical field in Chiang Mai, with elephants in the mountainous north, or in a slum in Bangkok.

You will have an in-depth learning experience when you volunteer and do good, but even better are the lasting friendships you build during your volunteer service.

Your study tour in Thailand will look much as an internship does on your resume.

A study holiday clearly demonstrates that you want to keep learning, which is a strong plus in an ever-changing world.

Best Places to Volunteer in Thailand

Thailand is a country of great diversity, offering more than one unique environment for volunteering; whether you’re suiting up in a wetsuit to prepare yourself for a marine conservation project, slipping on your boots before trudging off into a rainforest project or walking the streets of Bangkok to assist with social welfare services, you will find that the location of your volunteer abroad project will greatly contribute to defining your experience.

Here are the lists of Thailand’s top volunteer abroad destinations.

Bangkok: Thailand’s capital city is a combination of modern shopping malls, ancient temples and age-old traditions, making it a highly diverse location for any volunteer abroad program. Nevertheless, despite its beauty and charm, Bangkok has continued to gain a reputation of being a city of vice, presenting such challenging issues as a rise in prostitution, human trafficking and animal cruelty. As a result, Bangkok is a great venue for volunteers looking to contribute to long-term sustainable plans to address social welfare and animal rights issues at the heart of Thailand whilst, at the same time, being in a logistical location that allows them to easily discover other parts of the country.

Phuket: It is one of the major tourist hot spots in Thailand boasting some of the country’s most breathtaking beaches and resorts. It is the location for foreign students in Thailand making it an ideal location for someone wishing to combine a volunteer abroad program and a study abroad program.

Chiang Mai: The city of Chiang Mai is the largest and most culturally significant city in northern Thailand and is best known for its ancient Buddhist temples and its extensive Elephant Nature Park. Chiang Mai is a great location for anyone looking to do further travel in the region as it sits in a logistical position between the Myanmar and Laos borders. Well known for its wildlife projects, Chiang Mai also offers several Teach English and child welfare projects.

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