Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar. When it's too hard to pick just one.
Why choose one when you can have them all? Why not become an English language camp counselor in Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar? Travel to all three countries in six-weeks and return with an experience you will never duplicate again.
With a long coastline (actually, two coastlines) and jungle-topped islands anchored in blue waters, Thailand is a tropical getaway for the hedonist and the hermit, the prince and the pauper. When you step off the airplane after your flight to Thailand, you will find it almost natural to slip into your Thai “skin,” even if this is your first trip to Thailand. In no time you will be chit-chatting with the locals, eating at street noodle joints, climbing aboard shared taxi pick-up trucks, and craving rice for breakfast.
Phi Phi is the first stop. (You fly into Krabi, Thailand). You will have your formal orientation and give one of the English language camps a try in Koh Samet. Then you’re off to Myanmar, where you’ll visit two distinct areas of Myanmar. Myanmar, which has yet to be completely overwhelmed by Western fashion – everywhere you’ll encounter men wearing skirt-like longyi, women smothered in thanakha (traditional make-up) and betel-chewing grannies with mouths full of blood-red juice. People still get around in trishaws and, in rural areas, horse and cart.
Next stop is Cambodia. By bus. Where the real treasure is its people. The Khmers have been to hell and back, struggling through years of bloodshed, poverty and political instability. Thanks to an unbreakable spirit and infectious optimism, they have prevailed with their smiles intact. No visitor comes away without a measure of admiration and affection for the inhabitants of this enigmatic kingdom.
This is not something you will do and then come home and forget. This experience will last a lifetime. In fact, this experience will play an enormous role as you design your future. And GeoVisions invests in your future. How? We provide stellar service, and we are with you at every step, even when you’re in Thailand. We provide free membership in the ESL Lounge, where you can download and use flash cards and worksheets to help you teach English to the students at these remote schools. These tools vary from Pre-K all the way through Business-English. And we provide the opportunity for you to become certified in the Renzulli learning method for gifted and talented education. The online course is completely optional (and included free) and certifies you so you can provide this incredible learning style at the camp. Based on 30 years of research at the Neag Center for Creativity, Gifted Education, and Talent Development at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Joseph Renzulli and Dr. Sally Reis have been at the forefront of researching, studying and developing teaching methods that unlock the gifts and talents of all students.
Not only will you be able to apply these methods with your summer campers, you will have them when you come home. If you’re going to be a teacher, you can use these new tools in your classroom and your certification on your resume. Even if you never use these tools in your profession, they will be with you if and when you become a parent. Our investment is in you and your future, along with providing a unique experience. Around our office we are fond of saying, “No landmark beats a life changing experience.”
Do you love working with children? Are you physically fit and enjoy travel? Lots of travel? If you have wanted to travel around Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar in just six short weeks while providing a much-needed service of teaching English to school aged children in language day camps and orphanages … look no further. Just pack your bags.
Use of the ESL Lounge and getting certified in the Renzulli method of learning will be huge milestones on your resume, that you can use when you get home for advancement.
- Consider traveling with a friend or as a couple. This program is perfect for friends or a small group and all will be welcome at any of the language camps.
This fee includes visa fees in Cambodia, your flight from Thailand to Myanmar, bus to Cambodia and back to Thailand. We include all airport transfers, all accommodations for six-weeks, ground transportation when traveling to and from the language camps, and most meals. Please see Details for more.
The fee also includes an online 20-hour TESOL course, which you will take and complete before your arrival in Krabi, Thailand.
The Benefits Of Being A Camp Counselor In Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar
- Before arrival in Thailand, you will have received a 20-hour online TESOL course to prepare you for teaching English at the camps in all three countries.
- All counselors participate in a Thai language and culture orientation once they arrive in Krabi. You will also receive a special orientation on the uniqueness of teaching English in three different Asian countries.
- The orientation and accommodation is included in the program fee.
- Counselors will have the opportunity to help disadvantaged youth in Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia learn an extremely important skill of speaking English.
- The accommodation is provided and is based on double occupancy. Counselors will be placed with another counselor of the same gender.
- Counselors receive transport and accommodation when traveling and conducting camps in different regions and countries.
Your Cambodian visa is included in your fee.
Counselors will travel to different schools and locations throughout Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia and participate in English day-camps for disadvantaged children. Camp counselors will work four to five days a week, but workdays will be variable and depend on camp schedules for each camp. It is the perfect way to explore these three Asian countries.
- Work up to four or five days each at each camp program.
- Show care with the children; interact with them in a professional manner.
- Be respectful of GeoVisions’ rules and requirements, as well as the local culture.
- Follow the detailed rules set out in the GeoVisions terms and conditions document, which must be signed and returned before beginning the camp program.
- Be on time for all flights and transportation.
- When packing, “be reasonable”. It is recommended to bring one large bag and one carry on bag.
- Applicants must speak English clearly and fluently.
- You must be in good physical and mental health.
- You must be at least 19 years of age.
- Applicants must have sufficient funds to pay for the program fees and other associated costs of the program.
- Airport Pickup (provide applicant lands within the arrival guidelines).
- Welcome dinner.
- Breakfast and lunch during the camp days.
- All accommodation.
- Health and accident insurance.
- 20-hour online TESOL course before arrival.
- Transport to and from camps.
- The flight from Thailand to Myanmar.
- The bus to and from Cambodia.
- Entrance fee to Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
- Cambodian visa.
- Flights to Asia.
- Thailand Tourist Visa.
- Temple and park fees.
- Transportation outside camp.
- Any accommodation before and after the program.
- Travel to camp if ground transport or air transport is missed.
- Extra luggage costs.
Arrive Krabi, Thailand, July 2. Depart Bangkok, August 12.
3-5 days per week at each camp. (Generally Wednesday or Thursday through Sunday). You will be teaching and doing activities with the children 4-5 hours each day.
A multi-day, formal orientation is provided in Krabi to start the program. There will be an orientation provided in each country as well.
Participants must speak English fluently and clearly.
Introductory Thai is taught in the initial orientation in Krabi.
You must be 19 or older.
You will arrive in Krabi, Thailand and have your formal orientation there. The first language camp will be in Thailand.
After orientation and a week of camp in Thailand, you will fly to Yangon, Myanmar and do language counseling there for just over a week. Then it’s on to Cambodia, via bus.
When the Cambodia camp is over, you will fly back to Bangkok for your travel home.
Your flights to and from Myanmar via Thailand are included.
Your flights from your home country to and from Bangkok, Thailand are not included.
The cost of the Cambodia visa is included in the fee.
The visa for Myanmar will need to applied for prior to starting the program. It’s an e-visa and can be applied for online (cost is US$89, at this time).
You will need to apply for a Tourist Visa for Thailand before you depart for Thailand. The cost right now is $40. This is the most careful way to not have an issue when you arrive in Thailand. As you won’t have proof of onward travel to Cambodia or Myanmar upon arrival, having your Tourist Visa for Thailand ahead of time is the best option. For everything to work properly at the airport in Bangkok, simply apply for and receive your Tourist Visa for Thailand (as for a 30-day Tourist Visa) in advance of departing for Thailand.
Your continued good health and safety during your time abroad is of critical importance to GeoVisions, and to the success of the program.
With the new healthcare and insurance laws in the United States, GeoVisions cannot legally provide travel, health and accident insurance on our group plan for any participant who resides outside the US. If that is you, we hope you will still participate with us.
For US Citizens, GeoVisions has arranged accident and health insurance services through STA Travel. You will be sent details of the plan appropriate to you before departure. Please read the information about the plan carefully.
If you reside outside the US, please find out if your current health insurance plan covers you when you travel. If it does not, you will need to purchase an insurance plan separately. Then, simply send us a scan or photo of your insurance card. It’s that simple. And for the record, we don’t understand or agree with these laws either.
GeoVisions takes your health very seriously. We have specially trained staff on duty 24 hours a day, 7-days a week to assist you wherever you are.
Airport transfers are included in the program fee unless you are late and miss your flights. You will then need to catch up to the group.
All transport to and from the camps and from Thailand to Cambodia roundtrip are included.
Your flights to Myanmar from Thailand are included.
All accommodation from the first night in Thailand to your last is included. Double occupancy.
On camp days, breakfast and lunch are included. You're on your own for dinner. On non-camp days, no meals are included so you can try different locations and different cuisines.