This charming 700-year old town is a favorite place to study TEFL in Thailand due to its laid-back pace, cheap amenities and temperate climate. You will be among a large student population with an authentic Thai atmosphere, while still in touch with all the comforts and sophistication that this tourist-friendly town offers.

For most of the year it is cooler and less humid than the rest of Thailand, with the added bonus of a mountainous national park full of hiking trails and waterfalls on your back doorstep. There may not be a beach, but there’s a great deal more to offer for the travel junkie.

Frequently voted a top destination by travel magazine readers’ polls, Chiang Mai breathes culture and history, with its old town surrounded by an ancient moat and relics of history dotted all over the city. The pace is just perfect and it’s much cheaper than the South or Bangkok. No wonder it’s the most popular place in Thailand for expats to live and teach.

The GoTEFL package includes a weekend excursion as a group. We will take a day trip to an elephant rescue camp where you will get to play with, feed, and bathe the elephants. We are very wary and cautious of the negativity surrounding elephant treatment in Asia. So rest assured that we will be visiting a camp where elephants have been rescued from bad situations and are now taken care of by dedicated Thai ‘mahouts’ or keepers.