• Laos
Animal Science Sustainable Development

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Starting Price
Price Details
$1300 USD Project Fee for 12 days participation
£149 GBP Placement Fee

What's Included:

Project Fee includes all food, accommodation, domestic travel to the project from Luang Prabang, 24 hour support and all project related activities and lectures.

We also offer full pre-departure support (for all necessary flights, visas and vaccinations) and ongoing assistance throughout your placement.

What's not included:

Flights, insurance, visas (approximately $30 USD) and vaccinations. Full assistance will be provided in getting all these arranged.
Jan 09, 2019
Sep 20, 2014
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About Program

Location: Northern Laos

Duration: 12 day course

Start Dates: First Sunday of each month


Practical and theoretical veterinary course specific to Asian elephants
Live and work at the Elephant Hospital in rural Laos
Opportunity to work alongside experienced veterinary staff and conduct your own research project
Keywords: Veterinary internship, hospital experience, research project, flexible serious internship

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Program Highlights

  • Global Nomadic's veterinary internship is extremely affordable, and gives you serious chance to make an impact.
  • Interns will have serious duties working alongside vet staff to rehabilitate the wild elephants
  • The local organization Global Nomadic works with in Laos is reputable and has been previously visited, vetted and checked.
  • The internship is extremely affordable and a great way to grow your career!
  • You will be provided with full pre departure support and on going assistance throughout your trip.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Elephant journey

About a year ago, I found myself searching for an experience that wasn't stereotypical. I wanted something new and exciting. Therefore, I used the only research tool up to the task, the internet. After plugging in a few key words I found a sight that really peaked my interest, Global Nomadic. The options were limitless, with an expanse of internships involved in various major interests, taking people to all corners of the globe. Eventually, I came upon an internship that really interested. It was a trip to Laos, a land locked country between Thailand and Vietnam, and an opportunity to work with Asian elephants. The process of booking the trip through Global Nomadic made it a breeze, they even helped me book my flights. The site itself also prepared me for what to expect with an itinerary, sleeping arrangements, and even what to bring. The only thing I had to do was get on the plane. Global Nomadic made this trip so easy and honestly; it was an experience I will never forget.

What would you improve about this program?
The only thing I would change is perhaps a better estimate of how much money to bring considering I brought way too much.
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