Thailand 101
A chance to immerse yourself in all the beautiful secrets of Thailand, from city lights to jungle life
Experience Thailand: Elephants and Everything Else
Live the Thailand experience! Pack everything from pad Thai to pachyderms into this adventure
College Veterinary Service
Working side-by-side with a veterinarian learning hands-on at an elephant sanctuary and a dog shelter
High School Veterinary Service
Learn alongside a veterinarian while you volunteer at a dog shelter and an elephant reserve.
The Traveling Teacher
Become a TEFL-certified English teacher while living and learning in a Thai hilltribe village

2015 Programs


Travel to Thailand with the Thailand experts! Our summer programs are open to individuals 14-23 who love animals, travel, adventure, and authentic experiences. We'd love to have you join us!

Why we don't Ride Elephants

by Jane Cassie

I'm the Managing Director for Loop Abroad, which means I get to shape the itinerary for each of our programs. I often get asked why we don't ride elephants, which is easy enough to do in Thailand.

Recently, at a summer opportunities fair in Connecticut, I made the rounds to the other tables in the room and collected a pile of summer program brochures. There were other programs in Thailand. Of those, most of those included an interaction with elephants. And all of those included elephant riding.

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