Sustainable Community Development in Thailand

Dillon Thompson Start Date: Feb 28, 2018 - End Date: Jun 2, 2018
  • Chiang Mai, Thailand

My Travel Story

by: Dillon Thompson Start Date: Feb 28, 2018 - End Date: Jun 2, 2018
I will be working outside the city of Chiang Mai, performing basic conservation work such as planting and cloning trees, firebreak construction, and I’ll also be focusing on sustainable community development by working on community outreach programs that will improve the lives of all those in the area. 

This is an amazing opportunity for me. I have never been overseas before, and I am happy to say that my first time will be because I'm doing something I love. This internship will be the beginning of my career and will have an enormous impact on the rest of my life. I will be learning with a new cultural perspective, and will be completely out of my comfort zone. I will be working in an environment I've never been in before, and to me that's the best way to gain experience.

I know I am just one person, but I believe I'm capable of making a difference in the community, by bringing awareness to sustainable development. I chose this destination because I love the culture and the environment, and I wouldn't want to start my career anywhere else.

This internship is beyond meaningful to me. I've always dreamed of this time in my life, where I'm finally getting into the field and experiencing something I never had the chance to do until now. I hope to bring home not just a million memories and pictures, but a whole new outlook on how I view my career. I hope to learn new practices and skills that I can pass on to my peers back at home, and continue to make a difference in my home communities. 
  • Chiang Mai, Thailand

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