• Thailand
    • Chiang Mai
    • Chiang Rai
2 - 26 weeks

Program Details

Animal Viewing Boating Swimming
Fall Spring Summer Winter Year Round
Apartment Guesthouse Hotel Lodge
Primary Language
Age Min.
Age Max


Starting Price
Price Details
Price guideline is for five weeks. Max length of stay is 16 weeks and costs $4,865
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Meals Tour Guide Transportation
What's Included (Extra)

Our own 24/7 local in-country support team

What's Not Included
Some Activities Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Jan 31, 2023
Feb 20, 2017
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About Program

Thailand is an amazing country, full of contrast. You will have plenty of opportunity to travel and see the tourist hot spots, experience the night life and have lots of adventures but your gap year will also be about something more.

Cultural immersion is more than just being a tourist and seeing the sights, it's a unique opportunity to engage meaningfully with individuals and a community, to build relationships, make friends and live life as they do.Our Gap Year program offers you the opportunity to experience the real Thailand, off the beaten track, where you can get to know the people and their culture.


Our Thailand program is divided into three parts - orientation, cultural immersion volunteer placement and independent travel.

Whether you have a full Gap Year to fill or want to take a mini gap in your holidays, we can tailor the Thailand program to suit your diary.

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Program Highlights

  • Experience the real Thailand close to the border with Myanmar / Burma
  • Live, work and play in the local community
  • Travel with a group and make lifelong friendships
  • We never use third party operators, we run all our programs ourself so you know you're in safe hands
  • 24/7 in country support

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Program Reviews

4.67 Rating
based on 3 reviews
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  • Impact 4.7
  • Support 4.35
  • Fun 4.35
  • Value 5
  • Safety 4.7
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Yes, I recommend this program

My Gap Year in Thailand

Going on a gap year to Thailand was one the best life decisions I have ever made. Its a massive step to go across the world by yourseld, but your not alone as AV are there with you all the way.
Teaching children also seems like a massive step but the teachers were incredibly helpful and were always there if you needed help.

Southeast Asia is a thrilling place to explore and I am so glad I made the decision to go and for the lifelong friends I made along the way

75 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program

North Thailand english teaching

I learnt so much as when I left sixth form I didn't feel ready to go to university so I decided to go traveling and found that AV had trips to Thailand to contribute to teaching primary school children English. I found it eye opening and learnt so much, mainly to appreciate what I had back in UK. I learnt so many life skills like managing money, living on your own for long periods of time, being dropped in to an environment where you know no one which helps massively with social skills and being responsible for just you, whilst being in a different country half way around the world from what your used to.These skills helped support me through university and life after that. On the trip there were five of us and three others who we met on the trip who did volunteering independently. I would highly recommend anyone interested in going traveling to go through a company like AV adventure as they help you organise your trip for a large proportion of the time and then you have freedom to go traveling where you want to once you have settled in to the countries ways and culture. Then you get to travel as you please for the final 3rd of the trip. My experience of traveling was an incredible and one I will never forget.

What would you improve about this program?
Whilst on this program our contact in the country was away back in England for the majority of the trip due to family commitments and this wasn't helpful as it was a lot harder to get problems we had sorted. but you could say this helped make us more independent and the teachers at the school were incredibly kind and helped us with any problems we had.
77 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

School refurbishment

A really fantastic experience with a great group of people. The faces of the people in the community when we had finished our program made the effort worthwhile!

74 people found this review helpful.

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