Volunteer in Thailand

Arun's Story

I was first skeptical whether to do this or not... But in the end it turned out to be the best summer so far in my life.

-Arun, Linköping University
Green Campaign in Thailand

My Name is Arun Pravin and I am from India. I am currently doing my Masters in Industrial
Engineering in Linköping University
and I am also a member of AIESEC in Sweden. I went to
Thailand this summer for my global volunteering project and I was working as an English
teacher in a rural school in the south of Thailand.

This was my first volunteering experience abroad and to be honest I was first skeptical whether to do this or not. Then I decided to make up my mind and give it a try. But in the end it turned out to be the best summer so far in my life. I had many challenges during this project such as working in a rural village which doesn’t even have a public transport, Language barriers, Living close to a forest etc. But day by day I became more solution oriented and came up with solutions to overcome these hurdles. Apart from English, I even taught the students about the current global issues to make them aware of the things that were happening around them. Also through this project, I had the chance to experience a new culture and talk to different people. I made some good friends with the exchange participants of this volunteering project.

With these people I had the wonderful opportunity to visit some astonishing places in Thailand every weekend.

Seaside view of thailand

With these people I had the wonderful opportunity to visit some astonishing places in Thailand every weekend. This made me realize that these good experiences can’t be bought and it solely depends on the people around you and I was gifted to meet these people through AIESEC. Also at the end of this project it was so hard for me to move on, where this whole project went in a jiffy and this is of those parts in my life I wish I could relive once more. At the end I realised why AIESEC’s global volunteering program is relevant to youth in the world, that’s the best part of AIESEC, it gives you a satisfaction as you “Travel with a purpose”

Arun's Story on Instagram

Volunteer in Thailand

Teach English to children in rural Thailand.

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Get Interviewed

With assistance from us, you will be interviewed by the project coordinator in Thailand within 72 hours, to ensure you are the right fit for the project.

Confirm your participation

If selected, you will need to pay the project fees, sign the volunteer contract and receive a preparatory seminar before you leave for Thailand

What do I get after volunteering?

  • Impact towards the Sustainable Development Goals, SDG 4
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Understanding the Thai Culture
  • A certificate of participation from AIESEC
  • Experential leadership development with AIESEC
  • A fun and memorable summer!
  • Friends from all over the world
  • Memories that last a lifetime

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What does AIESEC provide?

  • Quality Cultural Exchange Projects
  • Personal exchange manager in Sweden
  • Help in choosing the best project and time
  • Accommodation in your destination for the duration of your project
  • Climate compensation for all flights relating to the project
  • Airport/Station Pick Up
  • Visa support and pre-travel preparations
  • Social events outside project
  • A community of likeminded volunteers
  • Leadership skills development

What are the project requirements?

  • Project Fees starting from 4.000SEK
  • You must be legally living in Sweden and aged between 18 - 30 years
  • Travel Expenses to your destination
  • Personal Expenses for the duration of the project

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