Ricefields, Monks, and Smiling Children

Location: Thailand: Udon Thani

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks

Dates: 2017,2018,2019,2020

Rustic Pathways


34900 Chardon Road Building 1 Suite #205 Willoughby Hills, Ohio 44094 United States

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Phone: (800) 321-4353

Fax: 1 + (440) 578-4200


Get involved with a variety of powerful service initiatives that benefit your host community in northeastern Thailand. Teach English, build homes, cook delicious Thai food, and contribute to sustainable development near the Ricefields Base in Udon Thani. Dig into the culture with expeditions and side-trips in Thailand and nearby Laos like visiting Thailand’s pristine beaches, living like a monk or a nun for three days while learning meditation and mindfulness and visiting Laos - the Land of a Million Elephants. This is a perfect trip to learn more about the religion, history, and personality of the region.


GET INVOLVED with a variety of powerful service projects that benefit the surrounding communities in many ways.

IMMERSE yourself in Thai life at our fantastic Ricefields Base in one of the most warm and hospitable villages in the world.

LOVE your host family, the cool Thai culture, the tasty food, the inspiring leaders, and the happy social life at our Ricefields Base.

EXPLORE exciting places and interesting cultural aspects of both Thailand and Laos by joining one or several of our optional weekend side trips.

STAY for two weeks, four weeks, six weeks, or the whole summer! Rustic Pathways' most popular service program offers twelve diverse service projects, exciting side trips, and a rich social life perfect for long-term cultural immersion.


Students must be 14 years old and up to participate on the program. Additionally, participants must submit an application through the Rustic Pathways website and complete the appropriate documents before traveling on the program.

Type of Programs
  • Experiential Learning
  • Community Service & Volunteering
  • Outdoor Education

  • English
  • Thai

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Include Description:

The above cost includes all ground transportation in-country, 3 meals a day, housing, staff through the duration of the program, all supplies for the volunteer projects and all excursions on the program.

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Youth
  • Teaching
  • Health Education
  • Education
  • Cooking
  • Conservation
  • Community Development
  • Childcare & Children
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Arts
Age Range
This Program is open to

Worldwide, American Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Other
  • Group living

Participants Travel to Thailand

in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
1-2 business days
Year Founded