All participants begin their program with a five-day cultural orientation and training. Thai language lessons are included in the orientation as well as discussions on Thai culture, and a tour of the local area. Prior to departure, GSC provides internatio
- Bangkok, Thailand
- Program Type:
- Intern Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Year Round
- Work Types:
- Social Sciences
- Program Description:
- Volunteers in the Orphanage Care Program work in Central Thailand to bring light and happiness into the lives of disadvantaged children. Many of these children have lost their parents, or are from impoverished families or disenfranchised minority groups.
Besides spending time providing companionship and leading recreational activities for the children, GSC Thailand orphanage volunteers also assist staff in teaching English in order to help the children develop their language skills for a brighter future. International volunteers give the children a valuable chance to learn, practice, and develop their English conversation skills.
The Orphanage Care Program is offered throughout the year and ranges from two weeks to six months or longer; however, because of public holidays in April and October, volunteer opportunities at the orphanages are limited, and will consist of special projects such as renovation work. Undergraduate and graduate students may also receive college credit for their participation in any GSC program.
All participants begin their program with a five-day cultural orientation and training. Thai language lessons are included in the orientation as well as discussions on Thai culture, and a tour of the local area. Prior to departure, GSC provides international volunteers with a specialized teaching manual containing sample lesson plans and activities that will help to make you an effective teacher throughout your service.
A cultural immersion learning experience which will change your life and the lives of others! As a GSC Thailand volunteer, you'll have the unique opportunity to live, work, serve and learn alongside the Thai people. Also, you will have the opportunity to enjoy an included Bangkok tour, Thai language lessons, and excursions with fellow volunteers from all over the world as well as your own personal trips/adventures on weekends.
- Setting Description:
- Volunteers are based in Singburi, Thailand with GSC’s partner organization. Participants stay in newly constructed group housing facilities in a beautiful rural setting, providing an opportunity to share experiences with other volunteers from around the world. A weekend tour of Bangkok is also included at the start of all Thailand programs.