Community Engagement Program in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Collaborative program between AYFN Academy and Language Institute Chiang Mai University, Thailand.

The Community Engagement Program (CEP) provides students experiencing Thai Culture with the opportunity to work on real life projects in the community sector, engaging in an active learning environment with direct benefits to not-for-profit, social enterprise and charity organisations.

The students gain invaluable experience to help set them apart from other graduates while experiencing the satisfaction of delivering projects that help community organisations achieve their goals.

Through the CEP program you will connect with like-minded students from different backgrounds to devise and apply creative and innovative solutions to challenges faced by not-for-profit organisations.

CEP enables you to make a positive impact and create change in the community while building your personal and professional profile and increasing your potential to stand out to employers.

As part of this exciting program, our students have contributed through their innovative ideas and social planning skills to:

  • Help disadvantaged children
  • Create employment for the homeless
  • Manage excess clothing donations to reduce waste
  • Facilitate access to health services for rural and remote communities
AISEF Program

This program is open to students or youth across the world. With CEP, you can carry your studies to new places and experience new cultures, expanding your horizons on the way.

You’ll discover what it means to be a true global citizen and emerge preparation for wherever your career journey will take you.

This program provides one week program to outstanding students from around the world for non-degree study combined with community service, professional development, and cultural enrichment.

Date of program: 6 – 10 July 2020

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Type of funding: SELF – FUNDED

Why you should take part at AYFN Program?

Travel and see the world

With AYFN, you have the opportunity to become a global student by taking part in Exchange program. Traveling and learning abroad is a unique opportunity and likely to provide some of your most memorable life experiences.

Broaden your horizons

Traveling and studying abroad is a great opportunity to meet people, discover new interests and develop your life skills. It can build your confidence, develop your adaptability and hone your resourcefulness, which are all important personal attributes valued by employers.

Experiencing new cultures

Challenging yourself to live in a different country can be a highly rewarding and stimulating experience, which will open your mind to new cultures and possibilities. It will also develop your learning skills in exciting ways.

Build your global network

In today’s world of globally connected business, the network, knowledge and experience you build up while living abroad can give you a competitive edge, as well as bringing a new perspective on your life, aspirations and career options.

Enhance your career prospects

Being a global citizen can greatly enhance your future career prospects.

What will you learn at our program?

The program will cover several activities as follow.

  • Learn Thai culture in firsthand.
  • Learn Lanna Dance (Northern Thai Dance).
  • Introduction to Thai Cuisine (Cooking class).
  • Community engagement and social outreach.
  • Taste Traditional Northern Thai Cuisines (Kantoke dinner).
  • Excursion around Chiang Mai.
  • Make friends and widen network .

Program Fee

RegistrationMember of AYFNNon Member
Early bird: Till 31 March 2020USD 390USD 440
Normal registration: 1 April – 1 July 2020USD 440USD 490

It includes:

  • Program Materials (Program Handbook, Name Tags and Certificates etc).
  • Opening program, Closing program, Learning Sessions, Travel Sessions.
  • Local Transportation (For relevant Travel and Learning Sessions in Chiang Mai).
  • 5 nights’ accommodation (with Breakfast) double/triple sharing.
  • Lunch box during program (3x).
  • Welcome Luncheon (Opening program).
  • Farewell dinner (Day 5).
  • Airport pick up service (available on 6 July 2020, between 10.00 – 15.00). From Chiang Mai International airport only.
  • Airport transfer service after the program ends. 10 July 2020, between 8.00 – 12.00). To Chiang Mai International Airport only.
  • Other Miscellaneous Services (Materials for Ice-Breaking Sessions and Discussion Session).

It excludes:

  • Flight to and From Chiang Mai.
  • Meal is not listed on the schedule.
  • Personal expenses: laundry, minibar in hotel, etc.
  • Visa to enter Thailand.

Program Itinerary

Day 1

  • Arrival in Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Meet and greet with staff

Day 2

  • Orientation and welcome remark from LI CMU
  • Ice breaking
  • Campus tour of Chiang Mai University
  • Welcome luncheon
  • Chiang Mai Old City Tour

Day 3

  • Fieldtrip: Introduction to Thai Cuisine
  • Cross culture with indigenous community school
  • Night friendship activities

Day 4

  • Community engagement and social outreach

Day 5

  • Mae Sa Elephant Camp
  • Thai Lanna Dance
  • Farwell dinner and Thai cultural performance

Day 6

  • Departure

How to take part?

Are you interested to join our program? Apply now!!! Chiang Mai is waiting for you!!!


  • Student/Youth (15 – 35 years old) of all nationalities.
  • Good health (physically and mentally).
  • Good communication skill and knowledge.
  • Able to work independently as well as work in team.
  • Able to pay the program fee.
  • Able to commit to a full time program.

*Terms & conditions applied. If you need Visa Invitation letter, please contact us.

5 steps to participate Community Engagement Program

  • Register online at by filling out the form below.
  • Pay Initial Program Fee ($200).
  • Apply Visa (if needed), purchase Travel Insurance and Air Tickets.
  • Pay the rest of program fee.
  • Fly to Chiang Mai, Thailand and experience CEP 2020.

For further queries

Initial Fee

This fee is non-refundable.

Payment via Paypal/Credit card.

This fee to secure the spot on this program.

Arrival at Chiang Mai International airport - Meet and Greet by LICMU. All the participants will be transfered to accommodation.

Orientation and Welcome to Chiang Mai University.

Welcome lunch at Chiang Mai Grandview Hotel.

Chiang Mai city tour. Electric car tour of the old city of Chiang Mai plus visits to Three Kings Monument with merit making activities at Chedi Luang.

Fieldtrip: Introduction to Thai Cooking (Halal) - Student will have the chance to create 3 signature dishes which is synonymous with Thai cooking as well as learn the ingredients which go into making the food.

Students will eat their own creations!

Cross Culture Exchange with indigenous community school.

Thai students will showcase some cultural and/or games and activities with Indonesian students doing the same.

Indonesian Evening with Chiang Mai University Students.

Community Engagement and Social Outreach.

Students will engage with indigenous students and their parents who have been subjected to human trafficking. AYFN students should plan some activites with ther CMU buddies to engage and present. An education donation is provided on completion of this activity prepared by Language Institute (elephant feeding activity included).

Lunch Included.

Mae Sa Elephant Camp.

Student will travel approximately 45 minute outside the city and have the opportunity to observe.

Elephant show and ride elephant.

Lunch included.

Introduction to Thai Lanna Dancing.

Students will learn 2 different dances pluas have a chance to wear some of the clothing used.


Presentation Ceremony.

Kantoke Dinner and Cultural Performances.

Check out of accommodation.

Transfer to Chiang Mai International Airport.

End of Program.

Email Address*

Full Name (shown on passport)*


AYFN's Membership ID (If your are a member)

Alternative Email Address*


Date of Birth*

Home Address*

Mobile phone number (Connected to WhatsApp). Please include your country code, for example: +62 812 26xxxxxx*

Have you been to Chiang Mai, Thailand?*


What do you expect from this program?*

This is self funded program. It means that you have to afford the program fee, flight to Chiang Mai, Visa, and other expenses. Who will financially support you to take part at our program?*

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