Started in 2009 with nine students and one elephant in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Loop Abroad now welcomes hundreds of students over dozens of programs with an uncompromising focus on supporting animals in need and partnering only with ethical, local organizations with strong reputations in the animal conservation community-at-large.
We are a student travel organization that began with a singular focus – provide hands-on learning experiences for students pursuing a career working with animals. We have done this by partnering with world-renowned conservationists in their efforts to protect endangered animals. While our programs and geography have expanded, we remain committed to global animal welfare.
We aim to make a positive impact on animal welfare and wildlife conservation around the world by partnering with responsible, local organizations to support them in their efforts while at the same time offering our students unprecedented opportunities for hands-on learning across all programs.
We are proud to offer a wide range of ethical and responsible travel programs to students who share our commitment to furthering the cause for animal rights and respect for all living things.
As we pursue our mission, we strive to follow the Standards of Good Practice set out by the Forum on Education Abroad, which is recognized as the US Standards Development Organization for the field.