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15 Days Teaching in Surin, Thailand - Starfish Adventure
15 Days Teaching in Surin, Thailand - Starfish Adventure
Joe "The Teaching Placement was in Sangkhlaburi one of the most amazing places I ever stayed. The community were extremely friendly, the scenery beautiful and the children at the school whom I taught - so cute. The Starfish Team are really helpful during your project. They really do believe 'that you don't have to be a teacher to teach' so provide you with some training and expertise from their staff ..."
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Starts
Bangkok
Ends
Surin
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Highlights

  • Explore Bangkok's ancient temples
  • Teach English in a government school
  • Spend the weekend in Cambodia
  • Hike the mountains of Surin
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Max Group Size
10
Start in Bangkok and end in Surin! With the volunteer/community tour 15 Days Teaching in Surin, Thailand, you have a 15 day tour package taking you from Bangkok to Surin and through Bangkok, Thailand and Surin. 15 Days Teaching in Surin, Thailand is a small group tour that includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • 15 Days Teaching in Surin, Thailand reviewer 1
    Written on July 25, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Had an amazing time teaching and getting to know the students. Staff was very helpful in planning, organising and helping get us places!
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  • 15 Days Teaching in Surin, Thailand reviewer 2
    Written on June 29, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    I have had a fantastic time, it was extremely rewarding and amazing, would recommend to everyone and want to come back, everyone was lovely and welcoming.
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  • 15 Days Teaching in Surin, Thailand reviewer 3
    Written on May 30, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    I loved my tour! Really enjoyed my placements and your staff are great. Arm, Nam and Wendy went out of their to help us with advice, weekend trips and shizzle, even out of placement time. Wendy also made a particular effort to visit us, invite us out and was just generally really cool to hang around with. Thank you Starfish!
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  • 15 Days Teaching in Surin, Thailand reviewer 4
    Written on March 14, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    This project is so great. Teaching the kids is amazing and the kids are all really happy to learn and it makes you feel so happy that you can make a difference
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  • 15 Days Teaching in Surin, Thailand reviewer 5
    Written on December 3, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    An amazing experience. The school children were an absolute joy to share time with. The children were so warm and polite, and made the whole week a total joy.
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  • 15 Days Teaching in Surin, Thailand reviewer 6
    Written on December 3, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    I am currently an English teaching volunteer in Surin and have been for the past 5 weeks. All I can say is wow! This has been one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences of all my travels. You actually get to experience the real Thailand and be a local (for a bit) as opposed to feeling like a tourist. The children at the school are some of the most happiest, friendliest & most smiley kids I have ever met. They are keen to learn English, love to participate in all the games and activities, and are always keen to give you a cheeky high five! The coordinators are absolutely brilliant. They are super friendly, professional, funny and will always go above and beyond to ensure that your experience is personally catered to. They are kind, genuine, organised, supportive, caring and some of the best people I have ever worked with. They will pick you up in bangkok and take you to Surin, , help to assist with your weekend activities, organising bus tickets and local Surin activities. I highly recommend going to Chang Mai for a weekend! During my time in Surin we also assisting in setting up the elephant Buffett, and consequently fed over 200 elephants fruit and vegetables! I also went to the elephant village for two weekends & stayed with Mr.Lee, his family & Pailin, his beautiful elephant and pailin's new baby. We cut sugar cane, ate amazing food cooked by the coordinators, rode and swam with the elephants in the river, kayaked with the cheeky local boys, helped the locals with the rice harvest and spent time playing with the new baby. The accommodation is excellent for Thailand, the rooms are big, fast wifi, cooking facilities and excellent local restaurants & great bars just a short tuk tuk ride away. I have made life long friends and my expectations have been massively exceeded. This is truly one of the best things that you can do, and if you don't do it you are missing out on one of the most enhancing and happiest experiences. I have fallen in love with this beautiful country, the food and people. I can't wait to come back, and the biggest compliments to starfish for all their hard work, having an amazing Surin team and for all the wonderful work you do. Thank you.
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  • 15 Days Teaching in Surin, Thailand reviewer 7
    Written on December 3, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    I volunteered as a teacher for 2 weeks. I really enjoyed the whole experience. The kids were absolutely lovely and are really enthusiastic about learning english. The coordinators are brilliant and translate well. The accommodation is a really nice villa. Surin is a lovely market town where you can also have a good night out. I have no previous experience of teaching and before I started was pretty daunted. But there was nothing to worry about as the coordinators are brilliant and the children already have text books that you can work with if you don't have any lesson plans at first. I would recommend the teaching project to anybody. While i was here the school had a party to celebrate the opening of the new school building which was really fun. The starfish coordinators are brilliant and will organise any travelling that you want to do during this stay. They also pick you up at bangkok airport and take you to khoa san road for 2 nights before bringing you up to Surin. I can't wait to come back.
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  • 15 Days Teaching in Surin, Thailand reviewer 8
    Written on November 30, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    I volunteered at the Sangkhlatburi school and also the one in Mon Side and absolutely loved it! The children were always so motivated, happy and willing to learn. They were also polite and willing to be interactive in the lessons that you had planned. In terms of planning the lessons, you are given a shell that you can build around and add activities too. However, if you're feeling really brave, you are allowed to have complete control over your lesson plan and come up with something new all together. Would 100% recommend it, the staff were lovely and the children were adorable.
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  • 15 Days Teaching in Surin, Thailand reviewer 9
    Written on November 28, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    I did the teaching project in Surin & totally loved it, the starfish staff in Surin our amazing they don't only do they job but do so much more. I found the teaching project rewording, the kids our grate too & really get involved with the learning. I will defently be going back & would recommend it to anyone who wants to volunteer.
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  • 15 Days Teaching in Surin, Thailand reviewer 10
    Written on November 23, 2012
    4.5 - Excellent

    The Teaching Placement was in Sangkhlaburi one of the most amazing places I ever stayed. The community were extremely friendly, the scenery beautiful and the children at the school whom I taught - so cute. The Starfish Team are really helpful during your project. They really do believe 'that you don't have to be a teacher to teach' so provide you with some training and expertise from their staff to help you plan lessons. You also get staff supporting you almost all the time while you're teaching which is great. You always have someone you can turn to mid lesson to translate,help or provide feedback. It can be a bit difficult to get around Sangkhlaburi if you don't like walking. Unless you book in advance. taxis can only be gotten during the day but the staff do a great job in providing directions and giving you a full orientation of the town to help get your bearings. If you really need a taxi, the Starfish team can book it for you which is helpful. Transportation around town, provided you can book it can be very cheap particularly if you share with other volunteers. I think the Volunteer houses are great! Traditional Thai style which adds to the experience. However compared to Western standards they are basic. Hot Shower, electricity, kitchen, fridge, beds, bedding - that's about all the luxuries you'll get. After spending some time in Sangkhlaburi you realise that so many people get by living in houses and conditions a westerner would never tolerate. You learn to mellow out and once the initial shock passes, you appreciate how comfortable and nice the house actually is. There is no wifi though which if you're used to Hotel like services can be a pain. Food is amazing - one of the best and cheapest restaurants in Sangkhlaburi is opposite your house! Food is not included at the projects but there are so many fantastic places to eat its not a problem. Also the teaching staff at the schools you volunteer often invite you to eat with them, which is a great honour. Volunteering with Starfish is brilliant and great value for money. You really do feel your money is going to a good cause. Starfish are also very upfront with their costs and 100% of your money spent goes to funding their project work. Compared to the admin costs of other NGOs, Starfish definitely offers more bang for buck. Highly recommended!
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  1. Day 1 – Arrive in Bangkok
  2. Day 2 – Bangkok Tour
  3. Day 3 – Transfer to Surin, Welcome Meeting and Orientation
  4. Day 4 – Meet the Students and Staff
  5. Days 5-14 – Teaching time, 8.30am-3.00pm, Monday – Thursday
  6. Day 15 – End

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Location
Bangkok is the starting point and Surin is the endpoint.
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TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Starfish Adventure booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 21 July 2018 the full payment of $680 is necessary.
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No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $680 for 15 Days Teaching in Surin, Thailand, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 347 km.
  • Bangkok (Thailand)
  • 347 km
  • Surin (Thailand)

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