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Thailand: Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son, Rural Areas

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks


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Students must be 16 years old and up to participate on the program. Additionally, participants must submit an application through the Rustic Pathways website and complete the appropriate documents before traveling on the program.

Type of Programs

  • Cultural Exploration
  • Community Service & Volunteering
  • Adventure Travel


  • English
  • Thai

Cost in US$:

USD 3,995 + 285 Internal Airfare

Cost Includes:

  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure
  • In-country staff support
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Excursions
  • Food
  • Housing
  • Travel while in host country

Program Fees Include:

The above cost includes all ground transportation in-country, 3 meals a day, housing, staff through the duration of the program, all supplies for the volunteer projects and all excursions on the program itinerary not listed as "optional".

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Culture
  • Human Rights
  • Youth

Age Range


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Other

Participants Travel

in Groups

Typically Participants Work

in Groups of 10-15 students

Scholarships are Available

Scholarships are available annually for students interested in Rustic Pathways programs on an application basis. The scholarships are for all Rustic Pathways programs across the world and not only for this particular program. Applications for scholarships are available starting in late January or early February for students and interested parties should contact Rustic Pathways directly to learn how to apply.

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1-2 business days