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School Year & Semester Programs in Thailand

School Year & Semester Programs in Thailand




Youth International (Experience the World!)

The world becomes your classroom and experience your greatest teacher!

 Youth International is an experiential learning program focussing upon international travel and inter-cultural exchange, volunteer community service, home stays, and outdoor adventure.

 Travel for three months with a team of up to 14 people between the ages of 18 and 25, and two leaders.

 Each group explores three different countries in; Asia (Thailand, India, and Nepal), or South America (Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador including the Galapagos Islands), Both trips run twice each year from September to December and February to May.

 Help build an orphanage in Bolivia, live with a tribal family in Thailand, meditate with Tibetan monks, do conservation work in the Ecuadorian rainforest, visit the Taj Mahal, assist the poor in Mother Teresa’s clinics in India, search for wild animals while sailing through the Galapagos Islands, hike along ancient footpaths in the Himalayan Mountains, or along the Inca trail through the Peruvian Andes to Machu Picchu, and much more.

These are just a few highlights on trips that hold new adventures and new life lessons around every corner!

Youth International is based in Evergreen, Colorado, USA, and has been in operation since1997.

For info., program itineraries, and applications, visit: www.youthinternational.org  Phone: 1-720-270-3323.




Crooked Trails







Imagine a journey, a real life journey- where you will experience a true cultural exchange. Our programs are 2-3 weeks long; include homestays, responsible touring and many have service projects. Sign up today and see how a Crooked Trails program can change you and the world for the better.

PO Box 94034
Seattle WA 98112, USA




Where: Thailand- Our program in Thailand takes you beyond the boundaries of a typical vacation on a cross-cultural journey to the hill tribes of northern Thailand and the fishing villages on the Andaman Sea.  The hill tribes are threatened by environmental, economic, and social pressures to change.  During your days in the north you will be interacting with the hill tribes and working with our a local non-governmental organization on community service projects such as a program to combat sexual slavery, a missing-persons locator, arts and crafts e-commerce projects, and a virtual museum.  In the south you will live and work with the fishing villages along the Andaman Sea.  Here the local people are still recovering from the devastating tsunami of 2004 and have developed a community-based tourism program to bring much-needed money and jobs.  We will spend time replanting mangrove swamps destroyed by the tsunami.  There will be plenty of time in the afternoons to visit with your hosts, go fishing, visit waterfalls, and experience the local customs, culture, art, and food.  This is a very special opportunity to get to know these amazing people and contribute in a meaningful way to the rebuilding of their communities.


When  February and November



          Learn about responsible tourism ethics.

          Living and learning from local villagers. 

          Visiting historical and sacred sites.

          Homestays with local villagers.

          Kayaking in the Andaman Sea

          Visits Bangkok and Ayuthaya.

Setting Formerly known as Siam, Thailand is a country rich in culture and natural beauty.  Blessed with forested mountains, fertile plains, and beaches washed by turquoise waters, Thailand offers an array of spectacular landscapes.  The country’s natural diversity is mirrored by its people, who comprise a mix of Thai, Mon, Khmer, Laotian, Chinese, Malay, Persian, and Indian ethnicities.  Thailand has an expansive network of national parks and more visible historical evidence of past cultures than any other country in southeast Asia.  Yet of all the riches Thailand has to offer, what visitors remember most from their time in the country is the friendly people.


Value Program Cost Includes:
- Domestic flights within Thailand

-Village stays
- All program transport in Thailand
- All program accommodations
- Most meals
- All excursions and activities described in the itinerary.
- Crooked Trails facilitator, translators and local guides as well as project fees.
- Assistance with flights to and from Bangkok.