I am trying to plan a wonderful 3 week service trip to Thailand this summer. It is with an amazing organization called Rustic Pathways that provides teens with the opportunity to travel abroad in many different countries. I have always wanted to travel to Thailand, partially because I am ethnically Thai, but also because of the beautiful rich culture it brings. However this trip would be no vacation, the program I am specifically interested in is extremely minimal, requiring that you only bring one carry-on of only essentials. You travel to 3 towns in the poorest, more rural areas in Thailand. I will be saying goodbye to hot showers, western-style toilets, internet and cell phones for three weeks and dedicating my time to a total of 96 hours of service. It is a program that not only provides meaningful service to local village people of Thailand but also is enriching with culture and will hopefully provide for a deeper understanding and respect for this beautiful land. Unfortunately, I am financially unable to acquire the full cost of this program alone and that is why I am asking for your contribution. Thank you so much for your time.