Volunteering With Elephants in Thailand

Elephants have always played an important role in Thai culture and society. Yet in recent years, the use of elephants in tourist camps has become more and more common due to an increase in tourism. We offer volunteers the opportunity to dedicate some time to elephant conservation...

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...

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...
Thailand Challenge

Bangkok: The most instagrammed location of 2013

As 2013 drew to a close, Instagram (the photo-sharing app) released a blog listing its Top 10 ‘most checked-in’ locations of the year. Standing atop the podium, Number 1 in the world, was the Siam Paragon shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand. In fact, Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport...
Romania Challenge

The Real Romania

For those that follow the news, you will have heard a lot of talk in recent times about Romania in regards to the lifting of restrictions on working in the UK. But how much do you know about the country of Romania? Sadly, it is often overlooked by many as a tourist location, but...