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Thailand Intro Week

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Thailand Intro Week

Delve deep into Thai culture and traditional customs, while meeting other like-minded travellers with our Thailand Intro Week!

Prices from $495

Thailand continues to be one of the most tempting destinations for those who are seeking a combination of enchanting natural surroundings, alluring culture, and incredible biodiversity. Breathtaking silvery beaches lapped by warm, crystal clear waters are complemented by friendly locals, mouth-watering local delicacies, and an ancient and fascinating historical heritage rooted in Buddhist origins.

With such a wide variety of excursions, activities and trips available in Thailand it is sometimes difficult deciding which to choose to get the most out of your gap year or year out. The Frontier-Thailand Intro Week will give you a unique insight into local traditions and a chance to meet other like-minded travellers before setting off on your adventure. Learn about Thailand and its people, language and food, then explore the culture of Thailand with visits to special sites of interest, before deciding where your next destination will be. This placement will ensure you get the most out of your time in Thailand with a wide range of experiences, and you will take away a multitude of memories that will stay with you forever.

   

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Immerse yourself in true Thai culture
  • Visit Thailand's enchanting natural & historical sites
  • Make lifelong friends

FAST FACTS

Location Thailand
Activities Language & cooking lessons
Temple & museum visits
Learn about buddhism & meditation
Transport Airport pick up
Bus/taxi to project site
Accommodation Eco-house

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Food
Accommodation
Airport pick-up
Internal transfers
Project orientation and training 
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up
 

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?

The Frontier-Thailand Intro Week is designed to help integrate travellers into Thai culture whilst at the same time enabling you to meet other like-minded travellers before setting off on your adventure.

This project offers you a chance to get to know this beautiful region of Thailand in an intimate way, submerging you in the local community and culture. 

Whatever plans you have, our cultural awareness week will give you a unique insight into local traditions and a chance to make new friends and travel companions, enabling you to make the most of your time in this incredible part of the world.

You will be based in the heart of Singburi, two and a half hours north of Bangkok staying in our social eco-house which also acts as our volunteer base.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Your project will ensure that you get the most out of your travel through Thailand. Once you’ve arrived and met your fellow travellers, your cultural lessons will begin. To help you settle in you will be given basic language lessons, and learn how to cook delicious local Thai delicacies. Visits to local temples and museums will give you a taste of the history of Thailand and the influences on the development of its national identity.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

You'll fly into Bangkok on the Sunday before your project begins and you will be met at the airport by a representative from Frontier-Thailand. You will then transfer to your project site to begin your Thailand Introduction, a journey of around 140 km north by bus or taxi. In Singburi you will be met by local coordinators who will transfer you to the eco-house.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

Throughout your project placement you will be staying in one of three eco-houses in Singburi. The rooms are twin shared and all the houses have Western style toilets, while one even has an Asian style toilet! You will have access to cool water showers, which you'll find refreshing in the heat of Thailand! There are communal areas for eating, relaxing and meeting your new friends and there is a local shop within walking distance of most of the houses should you feel the need for any additional treats!

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

All food is included during your placement, and you will find it to be typically Thai fare. Thai is one of the world's most exciting cuisines, and if you're willing to experiment, you'll be richly rewarded. Contrary to popular belief, not all Thai food is fiery hot and there are plenty of tasty dishes suited to the Western palate. This hybrid cuisine has been influenced by soups and noodle dishes from China, curries from India and satays from Indonesia. Most dishes incorporate four elements, sweet, sour, salty and hot flavours, and many of the dishes are rice or noodle based.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

In your spare time you can explore the local area and absorb Thailand's captivating culture. Explore golden temples, with their ancient Buddhist carvings and magical atmosphere. Try some more adventurous activities, such as mountain biking through the stunning landscape and visiting local sights of interest.  Enjoy a Thai massage, which really will give you a new sense of serenity! As you can see, there will be no shortage of ways to occupy your time off.

COSTS

7 days $495

DEPARTURE DATES 

Weekly, please aim to arrive on a Sunday.

DURATION

7 days / 6 nights

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

Before you go

  • Pre-departure support 
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt

In-country

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Internal transfers 
  • Local orientation
  • Project training
  • In-country emergency support 
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Bangkok (BKK)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


LEGAL STATEMENT

Please read our legal statement regarding the running of NGO projects.

To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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