JUSTIFI TRIP TO THAILAND IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OU-JLIC
June 6th - 15th
$1,749 + flights
(Fundraising Options & Payment Plans Available)
In this special Justifi trip to Thailand, we'll explore everywhere from the pulsing city of Bangkok up to the ancient cultural center of Chiang Mai, to the rural rice paddies of Chiang Rai, to learn about and address one of the most pressing issues in the world today: Human trafficking.
On our program together, join forces with up to 20 Jewish students and young professionals as we partner with truly inspiring local organizations dedicated to making human trafficking in Thailand a problem of the past and ensuring that the children we support have a bright and prosperous future.
This trip to Thailand combines serious short term service projects, adventures from elephant riding to high-speed boat rides through pristine countryside, and inspired Jewish education focused on principles of personal growth and building a better world (Tikkun Olam).
INCREDIBLE CULTURAL EXPERIENCES: INCREDIBLE, NON-COMMERCIAL, AND HIDDEN ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES THAT TYPICAL TOURISTS NEVER EXPERIENCE. BRING YOUR CAMERA (OR YOUR GOPRO) TO CAPTURE THE MEMORIES.
SAFE, SECURE, AWESOME: OUR FEARLESS LEADERS DO THE HARD WORK TO MAKE SURE YOUR TRIP GOES SMOOTHLY. YOU JUST SHOW UP, READY FOR THE ADVENTURE.
OPEN TO PARTICIPANTS 18-22 FROM ALL LEVELS OF JEWISH OBSERVANCE.
where we go and what we do
BANGKOK - THAILAND'S PULSING CAPITAL
Explore the infamous capital city of the "The Land of Smiles." Get to the heart of the human trafficking epidemic that plagues the region, learn about the issues up-close and personally from world-class experts on the ground. Then decompress with thousands of other backpackers in Southeast Asia's largest tourist hub - the legendary Khao San Road!
CHIANG MAI - CULTURAL CHARM IN THE NORTH
Ancient temples, night bazaars, elephant sanctuaries, and charmingly-chic nightlife define Chiang Mai and make this small city a favorite destination for tourists from around the world. Here we will meet with leaders of local non-profit organizations working on prevention - keeping at-risk children safe in school and far away from human trafficking. And, of course, soak in the culture and help bathe some local elephants.
CHIANG RAI - RURAL ADVENTURE AND RICE PADDIES
Nestled way up in the Golden Triangle region of Thailand, Chiang Rai and the surrounding villages is where we'll experience the charming, bucolic life that represents "The Real Thailand." From swimming in waterfalls to boat rides through the rice paddies, this is our chance to get OUT there and have an adventure. Here, we will be working with local schools and after school centers to provide education and sustainable development to children in need of our support, and engage in cultural exchange with local communities.
EVERYTHING INCLUDED IN YOUR PROGRAM COSTS:
QUALITY, DELICIOUS [KOSHER] FOOD:
All breakfasts and lunches included, plus dinner most nights of the program, with option to purchase your own food as desired.
Unforgettable and off-the-beaten-path adventure activities that will make you never want to leave.
International Airfare is NOT Included
Additional optional and recreational activities (Massage, Shopping, Spa Treatments)
3rd meal on some days of trip (Kosher option always available)
Tip to Local Tour Guides (about $15-$20)
Simple, clean guest house accommodations for all nights of the program. Wifi available most parts of the program.
IMPACTFUL SOCIAL JUSTICE PROJECTS
Meeting with and working hand in hand on real projects making a discernible difference with several of the best NGOs working to address local issues of sustainability and education.
ALL DOMESTIC TRANSPORTATION
Safe and secure transportation around the country for you and your belongings.