Southeast Asia Gap Year Semester Program

Service learning, expedition and educational travel


70 days


$13,750 USD


Bangkok (start & finish)

In brief

The Pacific Discovery Southeast Asia Program is an inspiring educational travel semester for young people, mostly aged 17-22yrs, exploring the diverse and friendly Buddhist countries of Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia

Why should I join?

Southeast Asia is a fascinating melting pot of history, peoples, diverse cultures and dramatic landscapes ideally suited to an extraordinary educational travel experience. The program has a strong experiential focus. Students get involved in service learning projects, have opportunities for meaningful connections with local people, gain knowledge of Southeast Asia’s history, societies and environments, push personal boundaries and develop their leadership skills.

Why SE Asia?

When we look at a map we tend to lump these countries together and assume they’re all the same. Yet nothing is further from the truth. Thailand is traditional culture fused with an embrace of our modern globalized world. Laos is relaxed, languid and seemingly half forgotten. Vietnam is a shot of adrenalin, full of stimulus and culturally rich. Cambodia just gets under your skin and into your heart in a way that no other country does. In fact, we feel that the region can’t be beat for the sheer diversity of cultures, histories and landscapes in a geographically small area.

This program can be combined with Summer, Fall, or Spring program options in other regions of the world (Central America, South AmericaNew Zealand & Australia) for an in-depth and enriching global gap year experience.
We love this part of the world and discover more each time we return.  We have developed this program to enable you to experience the best each country has to offer.  The very nature of traveling in South East Asia can be demanding. This reality necessitates a program that achieves a balance between action-packed experiences, cultural insights and some time-out, just to process it all.

Interested? Then make an enquiry.

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