Volunteer in Thailand with Friends for Asia

Student Volunteer Groups

Volunteer and Intern in Thailand

Student Travel in Thailand

Journey to Thailand’s Rose of the North, land of ancient Buddhist temples, rice fields and jungle-clad mountains. Along the way, you and your students have the chance to bathe elephants, explore the jungle canopy on a zip line and learn the basics of Thai language, cuisine and martial arts.

We’ve hosted hundreds of volunteers from all over the world and plugged them into meaningful service projects in Chiang Mai. Despite our vast network and big-picture vision, we’ve maintained our small-company values and are eager to cater to your specific needs.

The Value of Student Travel

Volunteering in a cross-cultural environment lets students work together in meaningful ways to develop and strengthen international communities.

Volunteer and Intern in Thailand

Factor in the chance to explore exotic cultures, learn new languages and forge meaningful continent-spanning relationships, and it’s easy to see why parents and teachers are so eager to create life-changing opportunities like this for young people.

When you sign up for one of Friends for Asia’s student service projects, you’ll be in good hands from start to finish. We do as much of the legwork as possible, coordinating with project sites, setting up your accommodation and arranging your transport. This takes the stress off of your team, so that you can invest as much of your energy as possible into volunteering, getting to know Thai culture and adventuring in the jungle.



These are the three main packages that we offer student groups:

Package 1: A Call to Service

Volunteer and Intern in Thailand

A Call to Service Student Volunteer Project

Take up the call to effect change and transform lives in Chiang Mai, developing leadership skills and connecting with Thai villagers along the way. Working closely with Thai people on the outskirts of Chiang Mai is the kind of experience that stays with a student for a lifetime. Thai people are famous for their warmth, hospitality and fun-loving nature. One thing is certain: students have a lot of fun at Friends for Asia’s volunteer project sites.

The project fee in A Call to Service Project is $850 US Dollars per student.

Project Fee Includes:
Visit and Work at 2-3 different community service sites
Cultural dinner and show
Half day Orientation (including Thai language and Culture sessions)
Half day city tour of Chiang Mai
ChiangMai Night Bazaar Visit
All transportation while in Chiang Mai
All meals
24 Hour Emergency Support

Package 2: Thai Society and Way of Life

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Thai Society and Way of Life Student Group Volunteer Project

Take your service one step further and engage the local culture by meeting students in Thai schools, enrolling in cultural courses exploring seven centuries’ worth of Chiang Mai history. The Thai Society and Way of Life project delivers all the benefits of working as a team to tackle service projects, but it includes the added benefits of engaging Thai culture. Students are coached in the art of Muay Thai, learn the secrets of Thai cuisine and meet real students at a local school.

The project fee in Thai Society and Way of Life is $1050 US Dollars per student.

Project Fee Includes:
Visit and Work at 2-3 different community service sites
Cultural dinner and show
Half day Orientation (including Thai language and Culture sessions)
Half day city tour of Chiang Mai
Half day Thai cooking course
Half day Muay Thai course
Visit to History Museum
Meet students at a local school
Chiang Mai Night Bazaar Visit
All transportation while in Chiang Mai
All meals
24 Hour Emergency Support

Package 3: Highland Adventure

Highland Adventure Student Volunteer Group Project

Combine the character-building potential of community service and cultural engagement with the thrill of soaring through a jungle canopy, training and caring for elephants, and cruising down the Ping River.

Volunteer and Intern in Thailand

As with all of the student service projects sponsored by Friends For Asia, the Highland Adventure package is built around a strong core of community service. We draw on our extensive network of local service sites to connect with you organizations that are meeting pressing needs genuine Thai communities around Chiang Mai.

The project fee in Thai Society and Way of Life is $1250 US Dollars per student.

Project Fee Includes:
Visit and Work at 2-3 different community service sites
Cultural dinner and show
Half day Orientation (including Thai language and Culture sessions)
Half day city tour of Chiang Mai
Half day Thai cooking course
Half day Muay Thai course
Visit to History Museum
Meet students at a local school
Half Day Elephant Camp visit and mini-elephant trainer course
One day zip lining adventure
River Boat dinner and trip
Chiang Mai Night Bazaar Visit
All transportation while in Chiang Mai
All meals
24 Hour Emergency Support

The Perfect Student Trip – Educational, Meaningful & Fun

This is an adventure your students will be talking about for years to come, which can put a great deal of pressure on your project planners. At Friends For Asia, we understand how important it is to get everything right, and we’re committed to doing exactly that.

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Friends for Asia is headed by an American teacher and former Peace Corp volunteer who has spent a decade working with students in Thailand. His insight into Thai culture, grasp of the language and experience working with young people makes him the perfect go-between for student groups visiting Thailand.

There are other groups that host students in Thailand. Many are running too many programs with too few staff, and they end up overextending themselves. We are committed to avoiding the factory-processed service packages that these groups deliver. We work with small groups, are personally acquainted with project leaders at our volunteer sites and will serve as your point of contact for the length of your service.

Send us a student volunteer group project inquiry