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Education Projects - Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need teaching experience?
No, it is not necessary to have teaching experience. The TSC goal is to help Thai students, Thai hospital staff, and Thai teachers improve their conversational skills. So, classroom instruction is similar to talking with your friends. The emphasis is on speaking, listening, vocabulary, and comprehension.

Do I need to speak Thai? No, you do not need to speak Thai. Hosts and counterparts speak English at varying levels of proficiency. We do ask volunteers to try and pick up some basic phrases and words in order to enhance their experience. Your handbook contains a listing of Thai words and phrases that will come in handy.

What immunizations do I need? A list from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) can be found on page 2-4 of the TSC handbook. This listing, plus consultation with your physician, will determine what immunizations you should acquire before entering Thailand.

Do I need a Visa? Yes, the Thai Ministry of Labour requires all TSC participants to obtain a Non-immigrant Type "Oí visa.

What type of clothing should I wear? Thais accept volunteer participants as members of their staff. Women should wear skirts or slacks with tops (no tank tops) and men should wear trousers with shirts.

How will I know my Project assignment? We will review your personal background information, resume and e-mails. If you have communicated any special desires or interests these will be considered. The Thailand Program Director and Program Manager will discuss everything listed above with our Thailand Coordinators in order to select your project assignment. You will be notified by the Program Director of your project placement prior to your projectís starting date.

How will I know who my host will be? A host family will be assigned to you based on the information you provide to TSC. You will be informed of your host family assignment prior to your projectís starting date, and will be provided with the family name, telephone number, postal and e-mail addresses.

Can special dietary requirements be accommodated? Yes, many volunteer participants in Thailand have been vegetarians. Host families can accommodate vegetarians, and they cook excellent vegetarian meals.

Where will I sleep? Hosts have houses similar to Western style houses. Each participant will have her/his own bedroom, with a bed, bedding, closet or hanging racks, desk or chair, light and fan.

What is my support network while on the project? Your support network is your host and your counterpart. In addition, TSC has an in-country Coordinator on the project site.

What is the size of the group? Group sizes vary according to the time of year, but there is an average of seven participants per group. You are together as a group in Bangkok and when you travel to meet your host families. Once you meet your individual hosts, you will leave the group. However, more than one volunteer participant may stay with the same hosts. You will have time to meet with the other members of the group on weekends.

Can I split my time between projects?
Yes, Buddhist Cultural Tradition participants will teach at a school and also spend time teaching at a Wat. Health care participants spend three days at a health facility and two days at a school.


Can I Travel During My Project Time? Yes. Many participants choose to take a "long weekend" in order to go trekking or do other activities. Long-term participants can take advantage of the many holidays and weekends to travel.

What type of pre-trip training is provided? Upon signing up for a project, volunteers receive an orientation manual with information on the country and program, along with a reading list, packing list and other health and travel tips. An on-site orientation at the project site, conducted by the In-country coordinators, will continue your orientation process.

Does TSC have any religious or government affiliation? No, TSC does not have any religions or government affiliations.

Why do we have to pay to volunteer?
Many people ask why they have to pay to volunteer. TSC receives no outside funding or grants. Also, while individuals may be able to travel for less, TSC provides an entrance and reception into Thailand, bringing you into a community and exposing you to a culture that you could not receive if you traveled on your own in Thailand. Through the long-term relationships that TSC has established with communities, schools, and health facilities, volunteers gain a unique perspective on the culture and life of Thai people.

 

 

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