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Teach at Monastery in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks


throughout the year


Volunteers do not need any specific qualifications, but should enjoy working with young adults and be open and respectful to Buddhism and other cultures. Volunteers should be proficient in written and spoken English. Volunteers should be creative, considering there is a lack of teaching materials within the school.

This program requires all volunteers to submit a certified police background check before volunteer service begins.


  • English

Cost in US$:

2 Weeks start at USD700

Cost Includes:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Registration fees
  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

The program includes pre-departure assistance, airport pick-up, orientation and nurse consultation when you first arrive, accommodations, 2 meals a day, and 24 hour assistance by our in-country team. Volunteers purchase their own plane tickets and travel insurance.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Development
  • Cooking
  • Culture
  • English Teaching
  • Nutrition
  • Orphans
  • Teaching
  • Tutor
  • Writing
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

ELI volunteers come from all over the world, but they have many traits in common: They are interested in other cultures, they are looking for an immersion experience, they are flexible, they enjoy meeting new people, and they are passionate about their programs.

Age Range


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Application Process Involves

  • Other
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Resume
  • Written Application

Post Services Include

  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home