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Bordered by
Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar + Malaysia

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Population = 68 Million People

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Currency = Thai Baht

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Language = Thai*

About Thailand

Australian university students volunteer abroad in Northern Thailand, sunset lookouts

Discover one of the top travel destinations in Southeast Asia

From breathtaking landscapes and luscious mountains to bustling cities and delicious cuisine, Thailand offers an unparalleled experience for every traveler. Whether you're exploring ancient temples, enjoying sunset meditations, or savoring the vibrant street food, Thailand promises an unforgettable adventure. Come and uncover the wonders of this captivating country!

Whether you're looking for opportunities to develop your skills or are passionate about purposeful travel, our programs in Thailand are guaranteed to be transformative.

Australian university students, studying optometry and audiology, volunteer abroad in Northern Thailand

Where you'll be based

Joining a Challenges Abroad program in Thailand is the opportunity to see a more authentic side to the country, away from popular tourist areas. You’ll be based at our hub in the stunning town of Mae Sariang a rural town surrounded by temples, rice patty fields and incredible mountain views. Just 4 hours from Chiang Mai, you'll have plenty of time to get your street food fix, fill your camera roll with some incredible sites like the Chiang Mai Canyon and Doi Suthep Mountain, and maybe even tick a sustainable elephant experience off your bucket list.

Explore the Hill Tribe communities of Northern Thailand

The Hill Tribes

Nestled in the scenic mountains are one of Thailand's hidden gems, the Hill Tribes. These unique communities offer a glimpse into traditional lifestyles, vibrant customs, and artisanal crafts. Visiting the hill tribes on one of our programs not only provides an immersive experience where you can learn about their distinct cultures and traditions, but it also provides you with an opportunity to help impact access to vital services such as healthcare and education. Engage with the warmth and hospitality of the hill tribe people and discover a side of Thailand that's both authentic and enriching.

*The Hill Tribe Communities have their own distinct languages!

Want to know more about making an impact the Hill Tribe communities?

Click here to read more!

 Australian university students volunteer abroad in Northern Thailand, teaching English to monks

Challenges in Thailand

Despite its thriving tourism industry, Thailand still grapples with various social and economic challenges. Rural areas often lack the essential services found in larger cities, leaving many residents living at or below the poverty line. With a lack access to quality education, healthcare and income generation opportunities, this is where you come in... use your skills, knowledge and passion to help make an impact in Thailand!

Which program aligns most with your passions?


🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Thailand Community Challenge

❤️‍🩹 Thailand Health Promotion Challenge

🐘 Elephant and Hill Tribes Challenge

🚑 Thailand Paramedic Challenge


What to expect from a Global Citizenship journey in Thailand

Making an Impact

You will be working alongside our charity, the FutureSense Foundation. Our FutureSense Thailand team are based here all-year-round and work hand-in-hand with the community. This ensures that all of our challenges are meeting current community needs and are part of a long-term plan that aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This model ensures that you can make a contribution that will have an ongoing, positive impact in the community.


We are committed to ensuring that our programs in Thailand and around the world are sustainable, while safeguarding children that we work with and fostering global citizenship. You can learn more about our sustainable development projects in Thailand by visiting the FutureSense website.

Australian university students volunteer abroad in Hill Tribe communities of Northern Thailand


Click here to read about Sophia's Thailand Adventure!

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