ABOUT THE PROGRAM
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain
Congratulations! You have found Gap Odyssey which is the ultimate international cultural exchange program that provides you the opportunity to immerse yourself in Thai culture while living, working and/or volunteering at one of our four Thailand locations.
Most Gap Odyssey participants will join us for a 3-week intake in Thailand. Approximately 2 weeks will be spent at their chosen camp location and then they will visit and explore an exotic Thai island for 5 days. While most applicants return home after 3 weeks many will stay on to do a week as an Elephant conservation volunteer at an ethical Elephant Sanctuary or do our Thai island hopping tour or experience life at one of our other Thailand locations. Whatever the location and duration of stay you can choose to work or volunteer in schools, hospitals or orphanages during weekdays and participate in a variety of activities on your days off. You can also elect to volunteer in Elephant or wildlife conservation projects.
WE HAVE ALSO ADDED HEALRHCARE – A CAMPUS FOR TRAINEE & PROFESSIONAL NURSES, DOCTORS, OTHER MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND MEDICAL STUDENTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO PUT THEIR MEDICAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE TO GOOD USE WHERE IT AND THEIR LOVING CARE IS MOST NEEDED AND APPRECIIATED - IN POOR COMMUNITIES IN RURAL VILLAGES IN RURIRAM AND SURIN PROVINCES IN THE ISARN REGION, THE HEART OF THAILAND, IN NORTH EAST THAILAND.
WE ALSO OFFER AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACADEMY WHICH RECIEVES INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS OF STUDENT ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS FROM COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD
We also offer a Professional Teaching Program for native English speakers, with a B.A. or higher, in any subject, who would like to stay in Thailand for five months to a year, or even longer, teaching English and/or other subjects in English to Thai students.
We offer 24/7 support from the moment you contact us until after you leave Thailand. If you are looking for a life changing experience that offers you a lot of fun and adventure and the opportunity to make a real, meaningful and lasting difference in the lives of other people or animals, you have come to the right family.