Discovering Northern Thailand: Extension Trip 2015

We left Chiang Mai early on a Saturday morning with an ambitious goal: seeing as much of Northern Thailand as possible in a week. After two weeks of intense volunteering in schools near Chiang Mai, eight volunteers from ACU University, Nid (the partnerships manager of the...

My first week in Thailand and my trip to a hill-tribe village!

I arrived in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, early in January 2015 to work as an intern for the FutureSense Foundation for eight months. Having just finished my undergraduate degree in International Relations in London, I decided to take a year out of university to get some work...

Mae-La Village: The Cultural Experience

While in Mae-La village I have gotten to understand and experience much of the culture. The culture belongs to the Karen tribe. During the course of my stay I have witnessed a Karen funeral, a wedding, various customs, and home life in the village. As an outsider looking into the...