"I'm sure when I ponder my life experiences, during the twilight of my years, I will regard my six weeks in Thailand as six of the most sensational weeks of my life... I traveled to Thailand hoping for an enriching experience. What I found exceeded my wildest expectations."
Chris Cox, International Health Program, Thailand

2013 & 2014 Dates

Year-Round Thailand Service-Learning Program Schedule

Year-round, all two-week, short-term, long-term and internship programs begin every calendar Saturday. Participants must arrive in country no later than the Friday before their Saturday start-date. The last night on the program is Friday with departure on Saturday.

*Note: Because of school and public holidays in Thailand, Teach English Abroad and Orphanage Care Program opportunities are limited from mid-March to mid-May and during all of October. During these times, projects may include renovation work at the orphanage, or English summer camps. Please contact the main office for more information before applying for one of these programs.

2013 & 2014 Rates

Included in Service-Learning Trip: Airport pickup during scheduled times; project transportation; all meals as noted; accommodations at project site for the duration of your program; basic Thai language lessons and cultural orientation; Bangkok tour; bus transportation from project site back to Singburi at the end of your program during scheduled times.
Not Included in Service-Learning Trip: Background check (required for all participants) ($15), travel expenses including passport charges, applicable visa charges* ($60-$150), travel insurance** ($150-$350), and airfare** ($1,500-$2,500); accommodations, meals, and transportation for any personal trips during weekend free time; any additional costs for accommodations, meals, or transportation needed for those arriving or departing early or late; transportation from Singburi to the airport.

*This cost depends on your length of stay in Thailand.  Note: Volunteers arriving before their program start date or staying in Thailand later than their program end date may be subject to additional visa charges.

**These costs are estimates.  Actual prices will depend on program length, your chosen vendors, visiting country's governmental regulations, and other factors beyond GSC's control. 

All program fees, including airfare, may be tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Please see our Use of Volunteer Contributions page for more information and consult your tax advisor for full details.

Service-Learning Program 2013 & 2014 Contributions:

2-Week Program $1288
3-Week Program $1691
4-Week Program $2094
5-Week Program $2497
6-Week Program $2900
7-Week Program $3303
8-Week Program $3706
9-Week Program $4109
13-Week Program $5721
Weekly fee after 9 weeks $403
Weekly fee after 13 weeks $243

Optional Add-on:
Private Room = $160/week

       Group Discounts (2 or More People) for Service-Learning Programs:
Bring family and friends... and save! If a service-learning participant refers a friend or family member to another service-learning program, he or she will receive a discount of 10% of the second participant's fees. Discount applies for each additional referral, so the more friends you bring, the cheaper your service-learning program becomes! (Participants referred must start projects on the same date for the discount to apply, but may work on different projects.) Please contact us for large group discounts (8 or more people). Returning volunteers also receive a discount of 10% on the fees of their second programs. Please note that group discounts do not apply for GSC-SUNY College Credit Programs.