Pacific Discovery: Thailand Summer Program

    Pacific Discovery: Thailand Summer Program


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: Thailand
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Four Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 12th, PG, College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
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    Learn to rock climb, explore Buddhist temples and volunteer at an elephant sanctuary on this cultural Summer Program through Thailand!

    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 snorkeling spots. It is wonderful to contrast the mega-city bustle and excitement of Bangkok with relaxed and friendly provincial towns and villages. Traveling with us you’ll have the chance to taste a less-touristy slice of the country and uncover the true essence of Thailand.

    We take you to the north where you take a deep dive into the hill-tribe culture and an elephant sanctuary for the beginning of the program and are rewarded with some of the most stunning beaches in the world for the final portion of the trip. Immerse yourself in elephant conservation learning; discover Thailand’s fascinating cities and culture; explore the incredible jungle, islands, and beaches; gain skills with lessons in Buddhist meditation, Thai cooking, Muay Thai and rock climbing. Join us on a journey to the heart of Thailand for a life-changing summer abroad!


    • Get up close and personal with elephants during a volunteer project at an elephant sanctuary
    • Work with an organization that helps to break the cycle of poverty in Thailand
    • Explore the best islands and beaches in southern Thailand
    • Learn to make authentic Thai food during a cooking workshop
    • Hike in the amazing jungle of Khao Sok National Park
    • Find inner peace during a Buddhist meditation session
    • Kayak around the beaches and islets surrounding Railay Beach
    • Rock climbing and canyoning adventures in northern and southern Thailand
    • Discover spectacular temples and vibrant markets in the fascinating city of Bangkok
    • Try your hand at Muay Thai (or Thai boxing), the country’s national sport
    • Wander around the Old City, the cultural heart of Chiang Mai