Thailand is the perfect place for you if you are wanting to experience a completely different culture while still making an impact on the lives of others.
The country is often referred to as “the land of smiles,” and it won’t take you long to see why. You will quickly fall in love with the kind people, rich culture, and beautiful landscapes.
Chiang Mai is the perfect mix of ancient and modern with hundreds of Buddhist temples to visit, weekly traditional markets, quaint cafes, and bustling malls. There are many kind locals who know just enough English to help you get by. You will also find that Chiang Mai is home to expats from all over the world, making it a charming international melting pot.
If you are looking for adventure, try riding an elephant bareback, whitewater rafting, zip-lining, or hugging a gigantic tiger. Explore Thailand as an OSSO volunteer and see which of the adventures below you'll be able to cross off your bucket list.
Ride and take care of Elephants.
Zip-line through the jungle and over rice fields.
Hike with a local villager through the Chiang Mai mountains.
Eat Pad Thai and other traditional Thai dishes.
Visit stunning ancient and modern Buddhist temples.
Shop at local markets.
Visit hill-tribe villages, like the long necks.