Volunteer in Thailand with Friends for Asia

Fulbright Association Thailand Volunteer Program

The Friends for Asia Foundation had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate on a service program with the Fulbright Association here in Chiang Mai, Thailand earlier this month. This program was a service and cultural project for Fulbright alumni and their families. The program had 10 American Fulbright alumni and their children or spouses participate. Teaching English as a Second Language was the main service component, which was complimented with a variety of cultural activities including a visit to an elephant nursery, a presentation on Buddhism with a bilingual Buddhist Monk, a Thai cooking course, Market Tour, along with a variety of other activities. We were honored to be guests at a special reception at the residence of the US Consular General Sean O’Neill, at the US Consulate, here in Chiang Mai.

This is the second project we have collaborated on with the Fulbright Association. In both cases, the participants were able to make an impact in the education of local children, while also allowing the participants to gain a better cultural understanding of the country and people of Thailand. Below are some photos of the group’s experience earlier this month.

Teaching English and working with kids at a local School

English Camp Day!


Reception with US Consular General Sean O’Neill

Temple Visits, Market Tour, Buddhist Monk Chat and Thai Cooking Course!