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    Pacific Discovery: Thailand Minimester Program | 6 weeks


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Destination: Thailand
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: March
    • Session Length: Six Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 12th, PG, College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Sub-Categories: Scuba Diving, Hiking, Meditation, Culinary Arts
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Minimum Cost: > $7,000+
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
    • Career Clusters: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
    • Credit Awarded: Yes
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    Thailand is incredibly diverse – the mountainous jungle up north is populated by numerous minority tribal groups and has stunning national parks, while tropical islands in the south have some of the world’s best beaches and diving spots. It is wonderful to contrast the mega-city bustle and excitement of Bangkok with relaxed and friendly provincial towns and villages.

    This 6-week journey takes you through Thailand by exploring some of the most stunning beaches in the world in Koh Lanta, get hands-on in an environmental project, heading on to volunteer at an elephant sanctuary, and learn about mindfulness in a yoga and meditation retreat. Immerse yourself in local communities; discover Thailand’s fascinating cities and culture; explore the incredible jungle and beaches; gain skills with lessons in Buddhist meditation, scuba diving, and rock climbing. Join us on a journey to the heart of Thailand for a life-changing Mini Semester Program abroad!


    • Get up close and personal with elephants during a volunteer project at an elephant sanctuary
    • Learn hands-on about conservation and sustainability at a wildlife reserve in Kanchanaburi
    • Scuba diving course in the the clear waters of Southern Thailand
    • Hike and tube in the amazing jungle, rivers and lakes of Khao Sok National Park
    • Experience Krabi from above the ground on a rock climbing adventure
    • Try your hand at Muay Thai (or Thai boxing), the country’s national sport
    • Learn to make authentic Thai food during a cooking workshop
    • Find inner peace during a yoga and meditation session