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  • Locations: Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Program Time Abroad: August, Fall, May, Spring, Summer 1, Summer 10-Week, Summer 2, Winter Break
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: GVI 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
May 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Winter Break 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 1 2021 02/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2 2021 02/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 10-Week 2021 02/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2021 03/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
August 2021 03/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Affiliate Provider, Volunteer Click here for a definition of this term Academic Area: Agriculture - Nutrition and Food Science, Agriculture - Recreation, Park & Tourism Sciences, Education, Geosciences - Geography, Health/Medicine - Nutrition and Food Science, Liberal Arts, Liberal Arts - Anthropology, Science
Click here for a definition of this term Language of instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Primary Contact: Affiliate Provider & Exchange Advising (tcabroad@tamu.edu)
Housing: Apartment, Dormitory, Homestay Classification: Freshman, Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:
Experience Elephant Conservation in Thailand
 
Travel to Thailand's Chiang Mai Province and volunteer with elephants rescued from working in the tourist industry. 

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Assist with the elephants' rehabilitation and help mahouts (traditional elephant keepers) and other villagers with establishing alternative livelihoods. Discover the fascinating culture and lush mountain forests of Northern Thailand in your free time.

From this location we offer short-term volunteering starting from 2 weeks. We also offer internships which would include one-on-one mentoring and training by expert GVI staff and on longer durations can lead to job placements. 

Volunteers can expect the following highlights on this program:
  • Volunteers can learn about elephant behavior
  • Contribute directly to the elephants’ lives by providing working alternatives for the owners, mahouts (elephant keepers) and villagers, that allow the elephants to live in the forest.
  • Observe elephants alongside mahouts who draw on generations of tribal knowledge about elephants.
  • Learn about elephant history, behavior, training, biology, social skills, and more.
  • Have the incredible opportunity to observe our elephants in their natural habitat.  
If applying for this program to obtain credit from an institution, GVI can supply learning outcomes and support in the application.
Risk assessment available upon request, please contact GVI for more details

 
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Because GVI is an affiliate provider, Texas A&M students will receive a 10% discount, up to $500 USD on volunteer programs and internships