Gap Year in Thailand

Gap Year in Thailand

Experience Thailand as the locals do, immersing yourself in the culture

Program overview

Stunning coastlines, bustling metropolises and tropical rainforests alive with nature. Incredible food served with the warmest of hospitality. A land where old meets new, and hidden gems are just waiting to be discovered. And you have the opportunity to live it!

It’s no wonder Thailand plays host to millions of visitors every year; the history, hospitality and natural beauty of this South-East Asian country has long captivated the hearts and minds of those who venture to its shores. And with the help of our Thailand gap year program, you can experience Thailand as the locals do, immersing yourself in the culture by living it and breathing it.

As a Gap Assistant, you’ll live and work in a Thai international school where English is the first lan-guage of all students. We partner with only the most reputable of schools, ensuring that you’ll enjoy your placement at a secure, clean and modern facility, often sharing your experience with a large per-centage of staff from other western countries. These colleagues will be as welcoming as the locals, helping you to acclimatize to your Thai life, both professionally and socially. In fact, our partnered schools are so good at sharing their slice of paradise with new gap assistants that many previous partic-ipants have referred to their Thai schools as the ‘Hogwarts of Asia’!

And between terms, you’re free to explore all the wonders that this stunning country has to offer. Ride a tuk-tuk around Bangkok, learn the customs of the traditional hill tribes in the north of Chiang Mai, or simply lay on a secluded beach with sand as white as fine china.

As many come to realize that there is huge value to be gained from a break between high school and university. It can offer new challenges, opportunities to travel and see the world, experiencing first hand new cultures and give one an added maturity that is both immediate and an enduring benefit.

Our gap year program will include meals, accommodation, a weekly allowance, visa assistance, a com-prehensive in-country orientation and ongoing support from our committed team.

The Job:

It is important to have an understanding of what the job entails. There are many schools and there are many factors depending on age range, the strengths, the staffing and the needs of the school. The placement is determined by the strengths and interests of the participant. The following are areas of re-sponsibility in which participants are likely to be involved in:

  • Sports coaching - Helping run a team
  • Games supervision (general)
  • Activities supervision - day and evening
  • Outdoor education activities - Camps etc
  • Swimming pool supervision - A life saving certificate will be required
  • Assistance with classroom, meal, transport and general supervision
  • Individual tutoring- Boarding House supervision
  • Attending school functions - Assisting as necessary
  • Assisting the ground staff - Males only
  • Filing, photocopying and general office tasks
  • Computer literacy tasks - Inside and outside the classroom
  • Involvement in music & drama
In order to qualify

As the saying goes: "Life is 5% what happens to you, and 95% how you react to it."

  • Be between the age of 17 and 25 at the time of your arrival into Thailand
  • Be an Australian, British, Canadian, European, New Zealand, or South African passport holder
  • Have no pre-existing medical conditions
  • Have no criminal record - evidence through a police clearance certificate will be required
  • Have completed a minimum of secondary schooling prior to arrival into Thailand
  • Be fit and health and willing to work hard and open to new ideas and cultures
  • Must be available for a 12-month commitment, commencing January and concluding December.
What are the costs?

Enrollment   R3 000

Program fee   R27 000

Thailand Work Visa   US$100

Travel insurance   R5 100

Return flight   R8 000

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