Students wanting an international volunteering experience before heading off to college can choose to travel and work with Rustic Pathways. Only for kids under 18, some of Rustic Pathways' most eye-opening environmental trips are in Thailand. One trip, Two Strong Trees, allows students to help design an environmental walk in a mixed species forest. Another trip positions students to help in elephant conservation. Students also have the opportunity to learn Muay Thai while in Thailand as well as improving photography skills as they tour the country.
While you're in Thailand, test your capacity for spicy foods by trying some native Thai chili peppers: bird's eye chili, "prik kee noo" pepper, yellow chili, or the banana stalk chili are all locally grown.