Teaching Experience in Surin, Thailand

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Our hands-on teaching experience gives you the opportunity to help empower children through a variety of exciting, educational and engaging lessons. With support from our team and the school in which your placement will take place you will provide a valuable contribution to the children’s education.

Surin is often called the heart of Thailand; well known for it’s beautiful scenery and friendly local community. To the north of Surin is the valley of the Mun river, and to the south is the majestic Dongrek mountain chain. For those who want to escape to a much simpler way of life Surin is the ideal place to be.

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º Project closed 13 Apr-17 Apr during Songkran Festival.ª Project closed during New Year.

Teaching Experience in Surin, Thailand

From £575

ª Project closed during New Year.

SKU: SUR 004 Category:

Your placement will be in a Thai government school where the children will be thrilled to learn from you. The school day typically starts at 8:30am and ends at 3:30pm, which means that you will have plenty of free time in the evening to relax or explore.

Although you will be teaching students during your placement you will also have the opportunity to learn a few things yourself. You’ll be introduced to a much simpler way of living, enjoy the rural Thai lifestyle and probably pick up a few words of the Thai language too.

On your free weekends there is plenty to do in and around Surin, but if you want to explore a little further afield it is possible to take a trip to neighbouring Cambodia too.

If you are looking for a real taste of Thailand that takes your away from the usual tourist destinations then you’ll love our teaching experience in Surin.


Day 1 – Arrive in Bangkok

Touch down in Bangkok and head to your guesthouse on the famous Khao San road. Get freshened up and then do some local exploring until you meet the rest of the volunteers for a fun-filled evening.

Day 2 – Bangkok Tour

The next day explore some of the city’s most famous landmarks such as temples and palaces. Tour the klong’s of Bangkok on a thrilling boat ride.

Day 3 – Transfer to Surin, Welcome Meeting and Orientation

Take a train to Surin, settle into your shared home and then get all the info on the project at your orientation.

Day 4 – Meet the Students and Staff

You will get the chance to meet everyone and introduce yourself to everyone at the school you will be assisting at.

Day 5-7 – Teaching time, 8.30am-3.30pm, Monday – Thursday

Teach English in a Thai government school and provide the children with valuable life skills. You will be learning about Thai life and children just as much as you will be teaching so be ready for a truly interesting experience.

Day 8-10 – Free time in Surin or Onward Travel

Relax during your time off by exploring Surin or visiting nearby Cambodia for the weekend. If you choose one of our short programmes then now will be your time to say your goodbye’s or, if you choose one of our longer programmes, you will continue your teaching experience in Surin.

Note: Return travel to Bangkok is not included but is easy to arrange.


What’s Included

  • Airport pick-up on arrival
  • Two night guest house accommodation in Bangkok
  • Guided Bangkok Tour
  • Train transfer to Surin
  • Accommodation in Surin shared house
  • Full orientation of project and surrounding areas
  • Daily transfers to and from project location
  • Full ongoing support
  • 24 hour emergency support

What Isn’t

  • Flights
  • Meals – Please allow around $10USD/day
  • Visa (if required)
  • Any additional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance


“Thai people are extremely friendly and generous. The laid-back and welcoming atmosphere was very pleasant and very easy to become a part of. The teachers at our host schools were generally very amicable and in some cases went very out of their way to make our stay in Thailand as special as possible. All schools provided food and refreshments and some went as far to take us out for lunches and dinners, on excursions at the weekends and provide us with presents, souvenirs and mementos when we left. Everything (except wine!) was extremely cheap. This meant that we could dine on amazing food in local restaurants for next to nothing. Transport, the Internet, clothing and anything else you could wish for was all exceptionally reasonable.”



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