Welcome to Thailand, the gateway to Southeast Asia. Chiang Mai is a unique combination of city bustle and quiet natural escapes, ancient temples and hip cafes, all set amidst stunning scenery. Read about some of the highlights of the city.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT:
15% New Year discount: for program fees submitted by December 31st, 2018
What is it actually like to live in Chiang Mai, Thailand? Where can one month take you? Thailand is all about discovering another speed of life, smiling to everyone you meet, and tasting new flavors every day. Together, our Venturers will dive right into Thai culture with a language and etiquette crash course and tour of Chiang Mai’s old city and temples. Throughout the program, we will walk with elephants during a day trip to an ethical sanctuary, learn to cook Thai food like pros on a sustainable farm, and most importantly, experience Thailand more deeply through skills-based volunteering. Check out one of our Venturer’s videos below, or set up a chat with the team to learn more about ‘a day in the life’.
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
You will live, work and travel with a group of diverse remote professionals. Each week, in a group dinner participants have a chance to try a new local flavor, and get to know other participants in the program. We’ll discuss our experiences from the week and invite guests from the community to join us.
VWI is your cultural insider. We'll help you dig deeper into the local culture by providing you access to the best local events and by offering trips and activities for the whole group. You will also have the opportunity to learn Thai through immersion or through lessons arranged by VWI with a tutor.
You will live in 2-3 bedroom apartments with private rooms (In Thailand, there is also an option to stay in a private studio). You have access to a workspace with high-speed internet. All of our apartments also have high-speed internet, backup internet, and dedicated workspace suited to working from home.
Support + Convenience
No-fret travel with full support. VWI staff will be available throughout the program, beginning before participants depart for your destination to assist with booking flights, information on visas, vaccinations, etc. In country, staff is available to support for any need.
Travel is an investment in oneself. The one-month program fee for Chiang Mai is $2,100, with a discount for each additional month. All signs ups 4+ months in advance will receive a 10% discount on program fee.