Meet the Hill Tribes
With the population of the Nan Province including members of several hill tribes, such as the Mien and Hmong people, you will have the unique opportunity to learn about the colorful fabrics and traditions of a population with a distinct culture and history. Try your hand at creating these textiles, and get to know the personal stories of the women of northern Thailand.
Learn to Speak Thai
CCS Thai language classes will focus on spoken Thai. Your CCS Thai language instructor will teach you what you need to know to shop northern Thailand's famous markets, connect with the beneficiaries at your volunteer assignment, and communicate, in perfect Thai, just how spicy you like your tom yum soup.
Cook Thai Cuisine
Learn how to make traditional pad thai, a staple of Thai cuisine, with our CCS cook at the Home-Base kitchen. Follow along with your English recipe handout, and of course, you'll have a chance to dig in to an authentic Thai meal after all that hard work. Pass the Sriracha sauce, please!
An interest in Buddhism, the spiritual practice of about 95% of Thailand’s population, brings thousands of curious visitors to Thailand every year. With CCS, you'll have a chance to talk with a Buddhist monk in the comfort of your own Home-Base. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to learn all about Buddhism, from the basics, to common stereotypes and why there are no female monks. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, with CCS lectures, it's all fair game.
Practice your Thai Boxing
Show off your Teep Trong (front kicks) when you learn some Thai boxing moves at a local boxing arena. Instructors dedicated to the martial art of Muay Thai will introduce you to some basic techniques and demonstrations, where you can practice your newfound skills as you gain a deeper appreciation for this ancient art.
Trek the Rice Terraces
Thailand is one of the world's top exporter of rice, and northern Thailand is particularly known for it's rice production. Enjoy stunning views as you trek through the beautiful countryside of the Nan Province and experience agricultural life in the Thai rice terraces.