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Thailand Tropical Island Teaching and Beaches

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Thailand Tropical Island Teaching and Beaches

Gain an amazing insight into the rewarding world of teaching whilst relaxing in some of the world's most idyllic settings.

Prices from US$1,045

Thailand continues to be one of the most tempting destinations for those adventurous travellers who are seeking a combination of enchanting natural surroundings, alluring culture, and incredible biodiversity. Breathtaking silvery beaches lapped by warm, crystal clear waters are complemented by friendly locals, mouth-watering local delicacies, and an ancient and fascinating historical heritage rooted in Buddhist origins.

Koh Tao is most definitely the jewel in Thailand’s royal crown, famed for its laid back atmosphere and immaculate coral reef diving. However, in recent years the island's land resources and coral reefs have come under increasing threat from rapid, unregulated and unsustainable development. Join our teaching project and help to improve the conversational and written English of the local children, whilst at the same time fostering international relations and enjoying all this exotic country has to offer.

  

  

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover this land of intense beauty
  • Make lifelong friends
  • Learn how to teach English as a foreign language!

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum age of 18 years

FAST FACTS

Location Thailand
Activities Working with children
Teaching
Work towards your FREE TEFL Certificate (3 week placements)
Relax on white sand beaches in your free time
Learn about Buddhism & meditation
Transport

Make your own way to the project site

Accommodation Backpacker-style accommodation

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Accommodation
Local orientation
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?

The initiative on Koh Tao has been running since 2008, having been set up by members of the local community to help preserve their local culture, land resources and coral reefs. The initiative has three components, land conservation, marine conservation, and education, each contributing to the preservation of the island.

The main aim of the teaching project is to help out at the local school, giving the children of the island the opportunity to practice their conversational English. In conjunction with the Thai curriculum, we also encourage our volunteers to bring in new and exciting subjects such as environmental awareness to help support wider conservation objectives for the island at grass-roots level. Topics such as the importance of the environment, marine life and related eco-systems are all encouraged by the school to help the children value and protect these precious resources on Koh Tao. The project tries to achieve this through fun, creative and engaging activities both inside and outside the classroom.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Whilst on your placement you will work with other international and local volunteers to help teach the children using your initiative and creativity, making the most of limited resources to teach English as a foreign language. This will give you the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in Thai culture, helping you to make a difference to the future conservation and prosperity of the island whilst at the same time making lasting friendships with your welcoming hosts and the wonderful children.

Teaching is not just about transferring knowledge; it is about building confidence and trust and about forging friendships.  Before long, you'll find that your students become like a family to you and you’ll enjoy attending local festivals or exploring Thailand’s spectacular countryside with them, or simply telling stories.
 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

The project is located on the beautiful island of Koh Toa off the east coast of the mainland Thailand. You could fly into either Koh Samui or Surat Thani airport and then make your own way to the project village via boat, car or bus. We will provide you with easy to follow instructions prior to your departure to enable you to plan your journey.  Upon arrival at the main island pier you will be met by a friendly Frontier representative and taken to your accommodation. 

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

Whilst participating in this project you will be staying in a clean and comfortable local guesthouse in simple shared rooms.

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

Food is not provided as part of this programme. This is a fun element of travelling away from home as it gives you that added freedom and is a good opportunity to bond with fellow travellers while exploring local restaurants and market stalls! All meals are based on fresh produce that is purchased from the local area.  Enjoy fragrant Thai specialities, such as mild coconut curries, fragrant steamed rice, or dumplings.  Enjoy your meals alongside your fellow volunteers in the comfort of your peaceful surroundings.

Ten Most Recent Reviews for This Project

An experience I will never forget  | 13 Aug 2018
Thailand was just amazing! The children are so friendly, all the staff are so welcoming, and it i...

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I will always remember teaching in Koh Tao  | 25 Jul 2018
I went out to Koh Tao to teach for 3 weeks and I loved every minute. The island is beautiful, alt...

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

In your spare time you can explore the local area and absorb Thailand's captivating culture. Explore golden temples, with their ancient Buddhist carvings and magical atmosphere. Try some more adventurous activities, such as mountain biking through the stunning landscape, diving, sailing or even sea canoeing.  Enjoy a Thai massage, which really will give you a new sense of serenity! As you can see, there will be no shortage of ways to occupy your time off.
 

COSTS

2 weeks US$1,045

Extra week US$345

DEPARTURE DATES

PLEASE CHECK AVAILABILITY WHEN APPLYING FOR THIS POPULAR PROJECT!

DURATION

2 weeks +

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

  • Pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt

In-country

  • Accommodation
  • Local orientation
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Koh Samui (USM)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


LEGAL STATEMENT

Please read our legal statement regarding the running of NGO projects.

To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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