Program Details


Saffron robes, morning alms and novice monks – and not a tourist in sight.It’s hard to believe that such a staunch traditional life still thrives in the 21st century, but Thailand’s temple schools are a world away from “everyday.” As a volunteer English teacher, you’ll experience the difference first-hand.

Aim & Objective

The aims & objectives is to help the student monks grow in their confidence and learn better English which will help them in many ways in the future.

Program Description

Morning comes early in Thailand’s temple schools. As you arrive, novices line up to receive morning announcements from the faculty. Prayer and meditation follow, leading up to the start of class at 8:30 am. Another round of prayer and meditation follows lunch. Education in these temple schools is holistic – a marriage of mind and body rarely seen in the West.

Typical Day
Monday to Friday
Your typical days start from 9:00 am and finish at 5:00 pm. You will be teaching at the temple school for basic conversation in English for about 6 hours, importantly improving their conversation skill in general English. There will be breaks in between and lunch hour in the early afternoon. You will leave the temple school each day at around 5:00 in the afternoon.

Starting Dates
Every Monday

Minimum 1 week and maximum 12 weeks

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements
Minimum age: 17
Maximum age: -
Minimum English level: Basic
CRB required: Yes
Passport copy required: On Signup
Resume copy required: On Signup
Required qualification: Nil

Additional equipment
Casual long dress or long pants is appropriate during your placement at the teaching centre. However, no-see through clothes or low cut tops are permitted.

What is included:

  • Airport pick-up
  • Accommodation, dorm or hostel
  • 24/7 in country emergency support
  • Dedicated project coordinator
  • Volunteer placement

What's excluded:

  • Flight
  • Insurance
  • Airport drop-off at conclusion of the project
  • Visa
  • Spending money for additional activities
  • Meals
Location and Arrival Airport

Thailand - Chiang Mai

Arrival Airport: Chiang Mai International Airport (IATA Code: CNX)

Pickup Point:  Chiang Mai International Airport

Country Info

Thailand officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam. A Friendly and fun-loving cultured and historic Thailand radiates a golden hue from its glittering temples and tropical beaches through to the ever-comforting Thai smile. The celestial world is a close confidant in this Buddhist nation and religious devotion is colourful and ubiquitous. Gleaming temples and golden Buddhas frame both the rural and the modern landscape. Ancient banyan trees are ceremoniously wrapped in sacred cloth to honour the resident spirits fortune-bringing shrines decorate humble homes as well as monumental malls while garland-festooned dashboards ward off traffic accidents. Visitors can join the conversation through meditation retreats in Chiang Mai religious festivals in northeastern Thailand underground cave shrines in Kanchanaburi and Phetchaburi and hilltop temples in northern Thailand.

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Teach English - Buddhist Monk




From 08 Dec 2019 To 14 Dec 2019

180.00 per person