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Unforgettable veterinary and animal experiences in Thailand, South Africa, and Australia!

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Big thanks to filmmakers of Love and Bananas for sharing Elephant Nature Park’s inspiring story. This was filmed while our students were there learning elephant medicine and volunteering!

Our summer elephant programs in Thailand go to ENP for a week. Students often meet Lek, the founder, to hear her story in person!

   College Credit and Financial Aid

College credit available through our US university partner

Up to 100% financial aid available

Talk to an advisor to find out more!

   Summer and Winter Programs

Vet Student with Elephant

Veterinary Service in Thailand

Student veterinary programs

  • High School Students Learn from a US vet in a clinic, volunteer with elephants, and have an adventure!
  • College Students Add clinical skills to your vet school application and volunteer with elephants
  • Vet School Students Explore the veterinary profession from a new angle – elephants in the tropics!
Lek Chailert with Vet Students and Elephant

Summer Programs in Thailand

Ethical animal and adventure programs

  • Thailand 101 Discover service, adventure, and culture in Thailand in the city and in the wild
  • Wild Tropics Learn SCUBA and protect coral reefs on an island and explore conservation in the Northern Thai jungles and at an elephant sanctuary

Veterinary Service in South Africa

Volunteer at a cheetah breeding facility and go on safari at Kruger National Park in the African savannah. For college students.


Veterinary Service in Australia

Get hands-on with koalas, kangaroos, echidnas, wallabies, and other Australian wildlife

  • College Students Volunteer and build your skills at a wildlife sanctuary!
  • High School Students Add wildlife handling to your vet school application at the wildlife sanctuary and explore Sydney.

   Veterinary Semester Abroad

Loop Abroad Vet Students in Surgery

Designed for pre-veterinary students, this 14-week semester focuses on small, hands-on classes taught by US veterinarians (DVM) in shelter, sanctuary, and clinic settings.

From vibrant city culture to misty forests and white beaches, Thailand has it all. Our courses let you soak up all of Thailand’s beauty while gaining valuable, hands-on veterinary experience with both exotic and companion animals — from dogs and cats to elephants and tropical wildlife.


The semester includes 300 veterinary hours and 35 research hours that can be recorded on your VMCAS application to vet school.

  • Thai Culture And Language
  • Companion Animal Management
  • Veterinary Surgical Nursing
  • Veterinary Practice and Skills Practicum
  • Marine Animal Anatomy, Behavior, and Conservation and Lab
  • Elephant Medicine and Management
  • Wildlife Conservation and Care

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Meet Our Alumni

"All of the staff were great! They really focused on making our experience safe, meaningful, and fun! The vets were very knowledgeable and did a great job teaching us and helping us practice the skills we learned."

Brittany Diaz, College Veterinary Service

Texas A&M

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