This was my first time travelling with strangers so my anxiety level was crazy high but the staff at Loop Abroad are so responsive pre-Thailand and at every point of the trip that it made the trip easily enjoyable. I also had to travel separately from the group and had to stay an extra day due to my departing flight. Meeting up with the group after landing in Thailand was so easy (you can't miss them, I was randomly walking around and bumped into all of them) and I didn't expect accommodations for the extra night or a trip to the airport either but LA set me up with ALL OF IT.
Our Thai guides were just the absolute best. They were so friendly and knew everything and anything about Thailand. Words cannot describe the impact they have on your experience; you will miss them when you leave.
For the majority of the trip you will be staying in a hilltribe village, which means you will be sleeping on a mattress on the floor under a mosquito net in a little house and you will probably share the bathroom with a few bugs. But all that is nothing compared to the breathtaking view you get every morning, the amazing food prepared for you throughout the day, and all the wonderful people and animals you will only have meet at the village. Also it's close to the school you teach at, so you get to see your students go home and sometimes you can see where they live and it really gives you perspective into their daily lives. Thai kids are the nicest, cutest, and most polite kids you will ever meet. Even if you don't like kids, you will love these. And you do stay in the city on the weekends where you will explore and stay at a hotel. There is so much to do and explore that you will only get to see a fraction of what the city has to offer.
Our TEFL instructor was knowledgeable and experienced, she shared lots of stories about classes she's taught abroad and is very helpful too if you have minimal to no classroom experience.
This was definitely a one of a kind adventure, although it may not be for everyone. If you are willing to get a little dirty it is well worth it.