Southeast Asia has been one of the most desired destinations for backpackers and vagabonds alike in recent years, and with a peek at photos, it’s not hard to understand why. Thailand, in particular, entices travelers with its waterways that stretch through vibrant cities, ancient temples that light up nights blanketed in stars, white sand beaches that meet turquoise seas, street food satisfies and entertains…the list goes on.
Nestled within all the natural beauty lie many testaments to our capacity for humanity as well. Indeed, a notable Thai scholar has claimed that “Thai” in the Thai language means “human being.” It sure isn’t difficult to feel like a human being after soaking up the sun on luxurious beaches or making your way through rainforests.
Whether you are getting ready to make your own personal voyage through Thailand and looking for some ideas or considering your next destination where you can make an impact in a significant way, there are a variety of ways to get involved! Bangkok, capital city and the most populous of Thailand, and Chiang Mai, the largest city in Northern Thailand, offer many opportunities to make a difference through volunteering or add valuable and unique experience to your resume through internships.