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Our Elephant Bonus Week in Thailand is a one-week optional bonus that can be added to any two-week Loop Abroad program. Work in your small group with an elephant vet at an elephant sanctuary outside of Bangkok getting hands-on experience and learning about elephants each day. This trip includes one day of fun tourist activities in Bangkok and domestic air fare from our other Thailand program locations. If you want to be an elephant vet, this is a great addition to any of our veterinary service programs. (Note that from 2017 and before, the Elephant Bonus Week was a non-veterinary program and took place at an elephant sanctuary near Chiang Mai. The veterinary component is added for 2018.)
- veterinary experience, elephants, small groups, city tour
Get an authentic Thai experience by staying with a host family as you improve the life of elephants through observation, examinations, and providing care. Contribute to the local community by
helping to clean elephant shelters, chopping sugarcane, planting trees, teaching English, and/or playing games with children at the local school.