Trip Details

Are you looking for the perfect opportunity to gain practical experience while developing the tourism industry in a foreign country! As an intern on the project, you will make an active contribution to tourism development in central Thailand. Working in conjunction with the Thai government, the project guarantees you a practical, learning orientated, meaningful experience as you help to make the area more attractive for both native and international tourists. Putting into practice the hours of theoretical and classroom based studies you have already undertaken, you will be building on your existing skills and developing new ones. You will be supervised by an English-speaking coordinator who will help you to overcome any language barriers, at the same time as guiding and assessing your work. Although the project is designed for participants with a background in tourism, those with an economic background would be suitable due to the financial aspects of the program. Similarly, students of sociology or anthropology are invited to assess the impact the project has on the local area and its social development. Applications are also welcome from students who believe that it would be useful for their thesis, research papers or dissertation.

Cultural Introduction

As part of the project, you will be introduced to the country’s culture during a week of exploratory activities. This will be highly beneficial to you during your extended stay, helping you to adjust to the customs, traditions and language. Some of the activities will include cooking lessons, language classes and excursions to local places of interest. As well as learning about the indigenous culture, there will also be opportunities for multicultural exchanges with participants on this, and other, projects.

Please Note: Projects start on a Monday, however you should arrive over the weekend on either Saturday or Sunday.

Trip Itinerary

As the program is dependent on where you are assigned, an exact schedule of your internship will be given to you at your placement. However, you can expect to work between 25-30 hours each week, from Monday to Friday. Occasionally, you may be asked to work weekends.

** Please note: This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances. **

Trip Accommodation

Trip Country Info


Population: Approx. 67 million
Capital: Bangkok
Language: Thai
Currency: Baht (THB)
Time zone: ICT (UTC +7)

From trekking in the beautiful mountains of the north to enjoying the glorious beaches in the south and experiencing the hustle and bustle of the metropolis that is Bangkok, Thailand is certainly not a country that lacks variety.

Whilst it really is at the heart of Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia, its cultural identity remains very unique. As the only country in Southeast Asia to avoid European powers, the Thai are proud to refer to themselves as ‘The Land of the Free’ and many tourists might also know it as ‘The Land of Smiles’ due to its friendly people.

Thailand is not only a famous holiday and gap year travel destination, but one of the most exciting countries in the world. Gap year travel to Thailand enables you to experience the excitement of city life as well as the serenity of some of the most spectacular remote islands and countryside areas.  By booking your gap year holiday to Thailand with TRU, you will be able to get a unique view of this amazing country that is difficult to replicate on your own.  We have a fabulous selection of gap year adventures in Thailand from Gibbon encounters and Elephant Sanctuary work to Clayhouse building and volunteering programs.

With our range of ongoing programs, you can even compose your schedule the way you like it. With this flexibility it enables you to say when you are on site and when you spend time with the new friends you have made from all over the world.  Have a look at our latest volunteering and gap year travel to Thailand below or give us a call to find out more about our exciting gap year programs in Thailand.

You can take this opportunity to mix and match projects tailor to your preference. Why pick one when you can pick several.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa