What Students are Saying

We offered our students a few lines on the last day of their programs to share their thoughts on their Loop Abroad experience with you. Here's what they had to say! (We have listed each student's school (where applicable) and his or her home town.)


“This trip was everything I thought it would be and more. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity, and you will never get this experience anywhere else. It was amazing and truly humbling as well, and makes you want to make a difference!” – Kaitlynn B., Central Michigan University, Harrison Township, MI (College Veterinary Service)

“This trip was worth every penny. From teaching English in a Thai classroom to going to ENP, the memories and relationships I have made on this trip are irreplaceable. If I could do this trip again, I would in a heartbeat!” – Chloe S., Loyola University Maryland, Troy, NY. (Teach to Travel Experience 2015)

“I don’t know how I was so lucky to get accepted into this program. Being able to assist in surgery is by far the coolest thing I’ve ever done.” – Sam L., UW-Platteville, Burlington, WI (College Veterinary Service)


“Most amazing experience of my life. I’ve learned and laughed a lot. I got to interact with the amazing elephants and other animals. Also all the people are so kind and helpful. Overall a fantastic trip.” – Haley D., Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Emporia, KS (Private Group College Veterinary Service)

“In my dream of becoming an Elephant Vet I never thought I would be able to work so closely with them prior to vet school. Loop Abroad offered me the opportunity of a lifetime by allowing me the opportunity to try different things and decide if this was what I wanted to do.” – Alexis S., Texas A&M University at College Station, El Paso, TX (College Veterinary Service)

“This trip was probably the most incredible experience of my life! It really helped me figure out what I want to do with my life, and changed a lot of my viewpoints for the better. It also opened my eyes to a beautiful new culture. Over all this trip was life changing.” – Kaitlin T., Flower Mound High School, Flower Mound, TX (High School Veterinary Service)


“I never expected to bond so closely with my Thailand 101 group and Spicy Thai staff. Experiencing Chiang Mai and ENP with them made my trip so much more memorable.” – Rio B., Lincoln University, PA (Thailand 101)

“This is one of the best abroad trips available! The amount of hands on experience is certainly unmatchable. It’s a good mix of hard work, learning, & fun!” – Nicole C., Purdue Calument, La Porte, IN (College Veterinary Service and Elephant Experience Add-on)

“I have learned so much on this trip. I got to have hands on experience with elephants, dogs, and cats. I got to experience Thailand’s culture in the markets, at the temples, and with the people. I’m very glad I could go on this trip!” – Aubri Z., Kansas State University, Coffeyville, KS (Private Group College Veterinary Service)


“This trip is outstanding! I never expected to be in such awe of ENP, ARK, and the people around me. I have made the greatest friends in my life, eaten durian, kissed an elephant, neutered a dog, learned so much, and laughed extremely hard. I feel as though I have experienced nature, peace, and love to the fullest in Thailand. Loving animals as much as I do, I was in heaven with hundreds of dogs and cats surrounding me.” – Amelia S., The Hotchkiss School, Millerton, NY (High School Veterinary Service)

“The trip was amazing and well planned. I got to meet new people and become pretty good friends with them. Meeting new people can also be very difficult and you have to have a level of respect and self control. I loved the ziplining and the food surprisingly. It was well worth the time and money.” – Taylor W., Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA (Thailand 101)

“This trip was wonderful! The students and staff were a joy to be around, and I learned a ton about both veterinary medicine and Thai culture. I am so grateful for this experience!” – Brittany D., Texas A&M University, Flower Mound, TX (College Veterinary Service)


“In the midst of our lives, we much find the magic that makes our souls soar. I found that magic when I came to Thailand to help elephants. Elephant Nature Park just reassured what I want to do with my life. That is, helping animals and fighting for them!” – Hayley P., Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, OK (Thailand 101)

“I loved all the people I was with, the things I’ve learned, the local people I’ve met, and all the memories I’ll be taking home with me. Dr. D and my group enhanced every experience I’ve had in this beautiful country. I’ll be going home with new friends and both paw prints and elephant foot prints in my heart.” – Alyssa F., Northeastern University, Paramus, NJ (College Veterinary Service)

“I was so excited that I got to see the parts of Thailand that many people don’t! Ban Lao gave me a home away from home. :)” – Megan S., University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. (Teach to Travel Experience)


“My loop abroad experience here in Thailand was the best experience of my life. You get one on one time to ask any question to the loop vets, which helps me a lot. This trip will be unforgettable and will most definitely help me to achieve my future dreams!” – Brandon V., North Dakota State University, Marshall, MN (College Veterinary Service)

“This program allowed me to have the experience of a lifetime and build some lifelong friendships! I never could’ve imagined how amazing this adventure would be. I had such an amazing time gaining experience with elephants and building great memories with amazing people!” – Sarah B., Wittenberg University, Cumberland, ME (Thailand 101 and Elephant Experience Add-on)

“Loop Abroad is worth every penny. You get hands-on experience with all different types of animals, and it’s a chance to work alongside both Thai and American vets. Also, the experience itself is amazing. I made great friends that I otherwise would not have met, and I got to experience an amazing trip with them. You learn a lot about yourself, and I would recommend this trip to anyone!” – Anna W., University of Findlay, Cleveland, OH (College Veterinary Service)


“This was definitely one of the best experiences of my life and I really enjoyed meeting new people. I learned that it is important to stand up for what you believe in + follow your dreams.” – Julissa F., Gettysburg High School, Eagle Butte, SD (Thailand 101)

“My Loop Abroad experience in Thailand was exactly the trip I needed to remind me why I dream of being a veterinarian. The staff was amazing and the experience was unforgettable! Our time with the elephants was truly life-changing.” – Caitlin K., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Chicago, IL (College Veterinary Service)

“Experiencing the rescue of 5 new elephants at ENP was the greatest moment of my life! But there were so many great memories made + so many things to do – even crazy things such as watching a Ladyboy show in Thailand! How many people can say they’ve done that!?” – Kassidy R., Utah Valley University, Dayton, WY (Thailand 101)


“I am so glad I decided to follow through with this trip. Not only do you get the chance of a lifetime to learn amazing things but learn so much about a new amazing culture. I will never forget this trip.” – Dora L., Palo Alto College, San Antonio, TX (College Veterinary Service)

“I jumped into this trip with both feet and I couldn’t be happier with my experience. I didn’t know what to expect but all the staff was extremely caring and helpful. I highly recommend everything is able to join Loop Abroad and have the time of your life! You will not be disappointed!” – Sydney H., Morningside College, Sioux City, IA (Thailand 101)

“The experience and knowledge that I gained was amazing. The people in Thailand were great to work with. I enjoyed working with the elephants, dogs and cats, and especially visiting the tigers.” – Kaitlin C., Morehead State University, Minerva, OH (College Veterinary Service)


“Thailand is an amazing experience + doing it with Loop is even better! Don’t be nervous, you’ll have a wonderful time. Spending time with the elephants was even better than I expected!” – Kennedy S., Lenoir-Rhyne University, Trucksville, PA (Experience Thailand: Elephants and Everything Else)

“Being able to feed, bathe, and clean up after elephants was an amazing experience. You don’t realize how small you are until you are standing next to one of the largest sweetest animals on the planet. It is an experience everyone should be able to experience.” – Gabrielle J., University of Wisconsin – Platteville, Peoria, IL (Thailand 101)


“This has been one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. I learned so much about veterinary medicine, Thai culture and made lifelong friends. I would recommend the program to anyone looking for community service, knowledge and an awesome experience.” – Alexa R., Virginia Tech, Hagerstown, MD (College Veterinary Service)

“Unforgettable, this was my first time out of the country and I loved every moment. Teaching in Thailand has opened my eyes to how lucky I am. I learned that teaching is all about love. You don’t have to speak the same language to show love and for your students to feel loved.” – Elizabeth G., Oakland University, Royal Oak, MI. (Teach to Travel Experience)

“This trip was a once in a lifetime opportunity that allowed me to discover how incredibly resilient, powerful, and even playful elephants can be.” – Sylvia F., University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV (College Veterinary Service)


“I never thought that I would have the chance to travel to a place like Thailand. Loop Abroad gave me the opportunity to explore my passion for animals & foster my desire to practice veterinary medicine. I also soaked in Thai culture and met the most amazing friends. Truly an experience of a lifetime!!!” – Kristen E., Smith College, Falmouth, MA (College Veterinary Service)

“It’s cliché to say that something is life-changing but this trip actually was. Being around elephants for a week up close and hearing about their plight outside of the ENP sanctuary has caused me to reconsider what I want to do with my life. This experience has meant so much to me that I can hardly find words to describe it.” – Anna D., U-32 High School, East Montpelier, VT (Thailand 101)

“Never in my life I would have thought I would be doing something like this! It has given me so much experience, and I can’t wait to share my new knowledge in the working field. It will help in my Marine Biology major.” – Katarina Y., Kailu Kona, Hawaii (College Veterinary Service and Elephant Experience Add-on)


“I had a blast. I was culture shocked at first but made many new friends. You get to be up close and personal with animals and learn amazing things. It was a great educational trip that I would do again.” – Kyndale C., Cedar Valley College Vet Tech Program, Duncanville, TX (College Veterinary Service)

“It was really special to have the undivided attention of a vet, and being able to get hands on practice. It was even better because we were helping animals that needed it.” – Cara G., Elon University, Waterford, VA (College Veterinary Service)

“This experience was so incredible, it’s hard to even put it in words. I have such a love for everyone I met, every animal I encountered, and every sight that I saw. I will never lose the amazing memories I have, and I could never imagine my heart to be this full. I’ll be back, one way or another.” – Lucy M., Lexington High School, Lexington, MA (Thailand 101)


“This trip was a great opportunity to get hands on experience (more than just shadowing)! Working with the elephants was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Also a great opportunity to learn more about another culture.” – Danielle G., Kansas State, McPherson, KS (Private Group College Veterinary Service)

“What I loved about my experience with Loop Abroad is how humbling it was. Thailand is a beautiful country with beautiful, kind-hearted people. The stories behind the elephants at ENP will have a long-lasting impact on anyone who volunteers there – not to mention working with them is awesome.” – Rachel A., University of New Hampshire, Rochester, NH. (Teach to Travel Experience and Thailand 101)

“This was an amazing experience I never thought I’d get. I loved the hands on at ARK, the knowledge I gained, the chance to take pictures with tigers and a great week spent with elephants!” – Tara M., Oregon State University, Port Orford, OR (College Veterinary Service)


“Loop Abroad opened up a whole new world and culture for me. I experienced a new outlook on life and will never forget the life lessons I learned on this trip. Than you Loop Abroad.” – Sarah H., Cinco Ranch High School, Katy TX (Experience Thailand: Elephants and Everything Else)

“This was one of, if not the, most enriching and enjoyable experiences of my life. Not only did it provide me with valuable veterinary experience, but I also learned a ton about the benefits of experiencing new cultures and stepping outside my comfort zone.” – Sally P., Loyola University Chicago, Palatine, IL (College Veterinary Service)

“The trip was truly eye-opening and life changing. I learned so much about positive reinforcement with animals. I also got to meet some great people who are just as passionate about animals as I am.” – Meghan B., Louisiana State University, Denham Springs, LA (College Veterinary Service)


“Best experience of my life, and the truest way to venture to Thailand.” – Skyelar S., Frankston, TX (Thailand 101)

“I am so grateful for the once in a lifetime experience that Loop Abroad has provided for us. The memories and knowledge that I’ve acquired during my time here will forever serve me in all my future endeavors.” – Bonnie B., Mount Holyoke College, San Antonio, TX (College Veterinary Service and Elephant Experience Add-on)

“Traveling to Thailand w/Loop Abroad as a part of the college vet program was the most rewarding & unique experience I could’ve dreamed of. I gained experience that I wouldn’t be able to get in the U.S. until many years later, such as surgery days at ARK. Learning about all of the past torturous events the ENP elephants experienced just made helping them even more incredible.” – Ally M., Florida International University, Dayton, OH (College Veterinary Service)


“Being able to actually do surgeries was a once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget. We got to work up close and personal with the elephants at ENP and it was the best thing ever. I plan on com in back – it’s worth the money.” – Morgan C., Ocean Lakes High School, Virginia Beach, VA (High School Veterinary Service)

“Loop Abroad was the perfect trip to wrap up the end of my undergrad. I learned so much, not only about veterinary medicine, but also culture & traveling. I loved getting hands on experience with animals, meeting new people, & just the opportunity to travel.” – Carmen L., UC Santa Barbara, Rosemead, CA (College Veterinary Service)

“Nothing beats helping heal elephants with a good team of girls, haggling with locals in the market, and water exploits of all kinds with the group you’ve come to love.” – Jamayah P., Hollis University, Durham, NC (Thailand 101)


“Loop Abroad gave me the greatest experience of my life! I got to work hands on with the vets in both small animal and elephant clinics, toured around beautiful Thailand and learned so much about Thai culture, but most of all met people who share the same passions as I do and made friends that I intend on keeping for a long time. :)” – Caroline T., University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (College Veterinary Service)

“Staying in Thailand was a humbling and inspirational experience. From Lek, I learned what it means to give it all for what you believe in. From the Thai people, I’ve learned to take life less seriously, and to have fun. And from the elephants, I’ve learned the struggle for freedom.” – Hailey H., Purdue University, Morris, IL (Thailand 101)

“This was such an eye opening experience! It was a lot of hard work but I would do it again in a heartbeat. It was a once in a lifetime experience, taking care of elephants, playing with tigers, and making great new friends.” – Camille F., University of California Davis, Napa, CA (College Veterinary Service)


“Working at ENP was one of the best experiences I have ever had. Doing chores, Diet studies, vet experience and living alongside the elephants… can’t get that much anywhere else.” – Lindsey C., University of Tennessee, Cincinnati, OH (College Veterinary Service)

“Loop Abroad is an amazing experience all around. Our week in Chiang Mai was packed day to day with great experiences and opportunities learning the Thai Culture. Above all our Experience at ENP was unreal. Easily the best time of my life, every experience there learning about the elephants and helping them and the foundation was great.” – Gabby D., Cayuga Community College, Auburn, NY (Thailand 101)

“My favorite part was meeting new people! I actually learned a lot about elephants and dogs. I loved the hands on experience and being able to do surgeries.” – Keana G., Homestead High School, Fort Wayne, IN (High School Veterinary Service)


“The video that Le showed was very moving. I think that video needs to be shown to anyone wanting to travel somewhere to ride elephants. I thought it was awesome that we picked up 2 dogs at the gas station that were covered in ticks. We took them to ARK and fixed them up.” – Katie W., Palm Beach State College, West Palm Beach, FL (College Veterinary Service)

“We found 2 dogs full of ticks at the gas station, Jane our leader that day searched for the owners & we treated & did a full work up. It was amazing to realize this program is more than a program. :) ‘Life’s superficialities don’t exist in survival, & honestly it’s more enjoyable that way.’” – Jessica C., Florida Gulf Coast University, Wellington, FL (College Veterinary Service)

“This trip has been an incredible experience and opportunity. I have enjoyed every second and would do it over again in a heartbeat. My favorite part was probably working with the elephants all week at ENP. I have learned many things about the Veterinary field, Thailand’s culture, and myself as a person.” – Emily P., University of Wisconsin – Plattevile, Hustisford, WI (College Veterinary Service)


“This trip was an amazing experience! Everyone is so kind + Thailand is an insanely inviting country. I loved being able to get close to the elephants + see them in their natural environment. I learned so much about Thai culture and the abuse the elephants need to be saved from.” – Alana B., Punahou School, Honolulu, HI (High School Veterinary Service)

“I had a great time both w/the dogs & with the elephants! I’ve learned a lot & also reviewed a lot of the things I already knew, which was great! I enjoyed learning the culture & doing fun things as well during free time! Given the chance, I would totally do it again.” – Yvonne L., SUNY – College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Brooklyn, NY (College Veterinary Service)

“My favorite part was going to ARK. I got to do a lot more vet stuff than I thought I would and it was the experience of a lifetime.” – Kathryn L., Neshaming High School, Levittown, PA (High School Veterinary Service)


“I never imagined I would get so much veterinary medicine experience or surgery experience in just two weeks! I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone interested in veterinary medicine.” – Jenna F., Santa Fe Community College, Callahan, FL (College Veterinary Service)

“The Loop Abroad High School Vet Program has been the experience of a lifetime! The opportunities presented through this trip are incredibly unique, and getting the chance to work with elephants, dogs, and cats along with DVMs has been extremely educational. Thailand is an amazing place, and I encourage everyone to take a leap of faith and come on a trip with Loop Abroad!” – Erin H., Chanhassen High School, Chaska, MN (High School Veterinary Service)

“Traveling to Thailand has been an amazing experience. I’ve learned how important it is to try new things and step out of your comfort zone. Working up close with the animals and veterinarians here has been the experience of a lifetime. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone.” – Samantha M., Purdue University, Valparaiso, IN (College Veterinary Service)


“There is no other way to experience Thailand for the first time than through Loop. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and diligent throughout the entire experience. Thailand now feels like my home away from home.” - Maryann H., Montclair University, Washington, NJ (Thailand 101)

“This trip to Thailand was everything I thought it would be and more! I will definitely be coming back to Thailand again! I couldn’t imagine a better program to travel with, Loop Abroad was amazing!” – Megan M., Truett McConnell College, Perry, GA (College Veterinary Service)

“Loop Abroad’s High School vet program was one of the best experiences one will have. You learn so much about the culture, but mostly about the animals. More specifically elephants, cats, and dogs. You’ll receive packets with a ton of interesting information about the animals and go over them with the vets. The staff is super nice and helpful, and if you have the chance, you should go on this trip to Thailand.” – Fannie S., Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY (High School Veterinary Service)


“This trip was amazing! I got to work with so many animals, big + small. And I also met some very fun people, big + small!” – Aren S., North Dakota State University, Hastings, MN (College Veterinary Service)

“The land of smiles was good to me! I felt right at home the entire trip. Everyone has a kind heart and the good news is we all smile in the same language. I’ve made great friends along the way, and I wouldn’t change this adventure for anything.” – Morgan D., Radford University, Wytheville, VA (Thailand 101)

“I loved spending so much time with other girls who had similar interests. We really connected as a group. We had so many thought-provoking conversations on a variety of topics. All of our different backgrounds came together to make a loving and silly group.” – Ariana N., University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI (College Veterinary Service)


“This experience has taught me to go out of my comfort zone and meet new people and how to do crazy things on my own. It’s been so fun seeing the culture and meeting the people, and I would do it again and still have as much fun.” – Amanda B., Colorado State University, Conifer, CO (Experience Thailand: Elephants and Everything Else)

“I arrived with 38 strangers and after many trials and laughs I came out surrounded by friends and a dedicated staff. The skills and connections I have made here will help me throughout my life.” – Cienna S., Colorado State University, Ferndale, WA (College Veterinary Service and Elephant Experience Add-on)

“This was one of the best experiences of my life. Experiencing the Thai culture was amazing and having the opportunity to help elephants in life after captivity was even more incredible.” – Ian J., Cal Poly San Louis Obispo, Golden, CO (Thailand 101)


“This trip was so amazing. While you get the tourist experiences at the temples and the markets, you also get to take part in the vet experience. I took part in surgeries, treatments for elephants, and such. It was one of the best experiences of my life.” – Sarah T., D’Eveyn Jr./Sr/ High School, Wheat Ridge, CO (High School Veterinary Service)

“I am a real person, and this is a really amazing experience. I wasn’t sure at first if working with elephants would be as hands on as I wanted, but it was amazing. To work with these abused elephants and see how caring, and loving they are dumbfounded me. Not only them, but the people of Thailand were just as kind and passionate. I would return to Thailand and ENP in a heartbeat.” – Maira C., Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS (College Veterinary Service)

“Loop Abroad was an amazing experience. Working with the elephants was great and very rewarding. We did way more with the vets than I thought we would; both at ENP and ARK. I definitely recommend it. I wouldn’t trade this experience for the world!” – Hailey W., UW La Crosse, Almond, WI (High School Veterinary Service)


“What I loved about my loop abroad experience was the opportunity to learn at all times. The staff’s knowledge about culture, travelling, religion and the city was amazing. If we asked a question Loop always found us an answer.” – MacKenzie J., Murray State University, Frankfurt, KY (College Veterinary Service)

“My favorite part of the trip was interacting with wonderful people from an amazing and rich culture.” – Amanda S., Colorado State University, Golden, CO (Thailand 101)

“This is a great program for those who are first time out of the country travelers. Also great for those who are thinking about becoming a vet or tech or interested in any animal work. Have as much fun as possible!” – Allyssa R., Minnesota School of Business, Spring Lake Park, MN (College Veterinary Service)


“Loop Abroad was the most amazing program that I have ever had the chance to be a part of. I met so many great friends, and was able to see so many cool things here in Thailand. I never thought I would be doing something like this, but I am so glad that I could be a part of it.” – Shacelle S., H. B. Beal Secondary School, London, Ontario, Canada (High School Veterinary Service)

“This experience will be once in a lifetime and there is real hands on experience that otherwise would be almost impossible to get. The program also includes cultural experiences as well.” – Marlee D., UC Davis, Salinas, CA (College Veterinary Service)

“Loop abroad’s High School Vet program offers unique exposure into the veterinarian field as well as an insight to the journey of becoming a vet. This program gives you a head start in the very competitive field of veterinary medicine.” – Brianna W., Hartford High School, Hartford, VT (High School Veterinary Service)


“I loved learning how to work with elephants, they have such unique personalities. The dogs at ARK are awesome and the vets were really nice.” – Rachel G., UC Davis, San Diego, CA (College Veterinary Service)

“I loved the diet study it was very rewarding to actually help collect data for the vet while getting to know the elephant’s personality. Thailand is the land of smiles. :)” – Cheyenne S., Point Park University, Hanover, PA (Thailand 101)

“This was an opportunity of a lifetime, and if I was presented with it again, I would go in a heartbeat! It was incredible being able to work beside multiple veterinarians and be able to assist in the animal care and surgeries.” – Michaela M., Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA (College Veterinary Service)


“This trip was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I met some really amazing people, did even more amazing activities and was privileged to help with the most amazing and beautiful animals I loved every single minute and never want to leave here.” – Marissa M., Deep River, Ontario, Canada (Thailand 101 and Teach to Travel Experience)

“This has been the most incredible and enriching experience of my life. Dr. D was a fantastic mentor and role model, and gave each of us valuable hands on experience. I also feel as though the planned trips & ENP really allowed me to experience Thailand and have a blast along the way!” – Kat C., UC Davis, Long Beach, CA (College Veterinary Service)

“I loved getting to learn more about elephants, and getting to help take care of all the animals.” – Jordan W., Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX (College Veterinary Service)


“Loop was a great program. I got to not only experience the culture of Chiang Mai, but I was able to help make a difference at the Elephant Nature Park.” – Jade D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA (Thailand 101)

“This program gave me so many amazing experiences! I am so happy that I decided to go on this trip and experience vet wok and the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand.” – Kayla D., Willamette University, Yamhill, OR (College Veterinary Service)

“Throughout my time in Thailand I kept comparing the experiences to a Disney movie. Being surrounded by 30+ elephants, exploring temples, and having hundreds of dogs and cats running around you and playing together and truly is something you’d only see in a Disney movie, but Loop manages to make it real.” – Taylor N., Centaurus High School, Lafayette, CO (High School Veterinary Service)


“The experience as a whole was very knowledgeable but at the same time an opportunity to learn a lot about myself and to be grateful.” – Cynthia S., Kansas State University, North Mills, CA (Private Group College Veterinary Service)

“Loop Abroad opened my eyes to the world. From witnessing workers in the rice field to being blessed by Buddhist monks, Loop Abroad provided me with a life changing experience that I will never forget. I have cherished every moment and it was definitely worth every penny.” – Quinn M., University of Colorado Boulder, Seattle, WA (Thailand 101)

“Loop is such a great program. It taught me a lot of Thailand’s culture as well as the elephant conservation movement!” – Nathaniel B., University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Aurora, IL (College Veterinary Service)


“Being a part of the Thailand 101 program was great, because I was able to learn so much about a different culture, make a difference while experiencing it, and learn more about my area of study in a new light.” – Lara B., Jacksonville University, Owasso, OK (Thailand 101)

“This was an incredible trip. I was able to interact with 2 of my favorite animals – elephants and tigers. I also accomplished a dream of holding a tiger and feeding an elephant!” – Lexi P., Pennsylvania State University, Newtown, PA (College Veterinary Service)

“I learned so much about the realities of veterinary work and it was really great to get hands-on experience and work as closely as we did with experienced vets.” – Alisa R., University of Delaware, Plainsboro, NJ (College Veterinary Service)


“Loop Abroad gave me a chance to explore the world on top of learning more things about my major and prepping me for vet school. It was amazing to get an inside knowledge about an elephant’s life at ENP and was truly life changing for me. I learned so much about all the animals, and I fell in love with Thailand!” – McKayla P., University of Wyoming, Gillette, WY (College Veterinary Service)

“This trip taught me so much about working with animals as a trained vet tech. The experience is one you could never imagine unless you actually go on the trip. I highly suggest it!” – Trisha S., Santa Fe College, Fort Lauderdale, FL (College Veterinary Service)

“This has been the most incredible experience! Before this, I hadn’t been out of the U.S.A., but now I have the travel bug! This trip was amazing, and I would definitely do it again! It was life-changing!” – Kendra L., Branford High School, Branford, CT (High School Veterinary Service)


“Working with experienced vets has been an honor. Being able to get advice, make friends, meet dogs/cats/elephants is something I am glad I didn’t miss out on!” – Sandra A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, IL (College Veterinary Service)

“The elephants, staff, and peers steal your heart!” – McKenzie S., Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI (Thailand 101)

“I learned just how amazing the elephants are. They are smart, caring, & extremely interesting creatures. This is an amazing opportunity.” – Amber L., Cedar Valley Vet Tech Program, Dallas, TX (College Veterinary Service)


“This is an amazing and rewarding experience, but be prepared to do some hard work! I learned so much about the culture, lifestyle, elephants, and just how different things are across the ocean. The best part about this trip is you get a mix of recreation, work and learning, so it is the best Thailand experience!” – Tamara G., Southeast Missouri State University, St. Louis, MO (Thailand 101)

“I loved meeting all of the animals here and meeting all of the like-minded people working to save them.” – Lauren D., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (College Veterinary Service)

“Loop abroad has been the best program I have ever participated in. I met a lot of great friends and learned so much about vet care and their culture.” – Ayanna E., Victoria West High School, Victoria, TX (High School Veterinary Service and Elephant Experience Add-on)


“I have learned so much about veterinary medicine on this trip. You get so much hands on experience that really helped out. The entire experience was amazing to be able to learn about dogs, cats, elephants and tigers!” – Shannon M., Alma Collee, Belleville, MI (College Veterinary Service with Elephant Experience Add-on)

“This trip was awesome. The elephants and tigers were cool but I loved meeting all the people the most The students and staff were all very nice and an experience all on their own.” – Aubrey D., Rogers State University, Inola, OK (College Veterinary Service)

“There is nothing more rewarding than spending time with the elephants. It taught me so much about their behavior and intelligence. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience!” – Emily B., Canisius College, Rochester, NY (Thailand 101)


“Dr. D was the best part of the trip. She made me feel comfortable to talk to her outside of the group. She was also a great resource. She gave me insight about what to expect and how to mentally prepare for life after school.” – Cassandra E., University of Wisconsin - Platteville, Burlington, WI (College Veterinary Service)

“I learned so much from this trip. For me, discovering more about the Buddhist lifestyle was incredible – but volunteering with various animals and experiencing new things was truly incredible!” – Kelsey S., University at Albany, Old Forge, NY (Thailand 101)

“Loop Abroad is an amazing opportunity for anyone who loves animals + wants to help them. I would have never gotten the chance through my school + I am so happy I was able to do this. Thailand is a gorgeous country + the ENP is an amazing place. This trip truly changed my life.” – Katie S., University of Missouri, Chesterfield, MO (Thailand 101)


“This trip was the best experience I have ever had, it will definitely be unforgettable. I became so close with the people I met on this programme, I feel that I definitely made friends for life!” – Anneka M., Trent College, Nottingham, England (College Veterinary Service)

“I don’t think I can say enough about how much my Loop Abroad experience has meant to me. I have made memories, friendships, and different outlooks that I will value for the rest of my life. I love everything about my time in Chiang Mai, from the people, food, animals… absolutely everything.” – Demetra S., Colgate University, Monroe, CT (College Veterinary Service)

“I loved every part of this trip. I learned a lot about Thailand’s culture and about Buddhism. It helped me be more open minded about others’ cultures and beliefs. My favorite part would have to be visiting ENP! I love how I had a chance to interact with the elephants and get to know their personalities.” – Lydia D., Humble High School, Houston, TX (Thailand 101)


“The trip was worth every penny and was not as scary as it seemed. The food was great, the elephants were amazing, and ARK was wonderful. I learned so much about the welfare of elephants, dogs, and cats. Thailand is a beautiful country and I would love to come back some day.” – Samantha L., Texas A&M University, Shiner, TX (College Veterinary Service)

“These past two weeks have been some of the best in my life. As a pre-vet student, having the opportunity to play an active role during an actual surgery was incredible and an invaluable experience. Working with elephants and tigers wasn’t too shabby either…!” – Allison F., University of Pittsburg, Hershey, PA (College Veterinary Service)

“This has been the most amazing two weeks of my life and has completely changed me for the better. The people, the animals, and the culture was incredibly beautiful and I will never forget this experience.” – Katie F., Belmore, Ontario, Canada (Thailand 101)


“My favorite part about this trip was the vet I worked with. Dr. D was able to teach me so much in the past two weeks that I wouldn’t have been able to learn in the States. Not only was I able to meet a vet who taught me so much, I earned a friend and role model to look up to.” – Madison W., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (College Veterinary Service)

“Greatest life experience you’ll have! Dr. D is my spirit animal.” – Rachelle B., Purdue University-West Lafayette, Fort Wayne, IN (College Veterinary Service)

“I loved every second of this trip. I learned more than I ever thought about Thai culture, Buddhism, and elephant care. My experience with Loop Abroad made it so easy to fall in love with Thailand.” – Emily W., The American University, Stamford, CT (Thailand 101)


“My favorite part of this trip was all the elephant experience. Being able to work with elephants & help such an amazing foundation built upon saving them is truly a unique experience I couldn’t have gotten anywhere else.” – Brianne S., Binghamton University, Cicero, NY (College Veterinary Service and Elephant Experience Add-on)

“We got to shadow the elephant vets and even help with some of the treatments. It was awesome!” – Alexis E., Monett High School, Monett, MO (High School Veterinary Service)

“My favorite park was working with the elephant vet. He allowed us to help with many elephant treatments. I learned how to do a proper surgery (neuter) on a dog and cat. I absolutely loved hanging out with my super cool group.” – Abigail A., Kansas State University, Pawnee Rock, KS (Private Group College Veterinary Service)


“Loop Abroad is an amazing program! This is the first time I have ever traveled and they made me feel very safe. I learned so much, had lots of fun, and became inspired throughout this trip! Don’t second guess it. Go on this trip!” – Brittany M., Arkansas State University, Hazen, AR (College Veterinary Service)

“This trip was truly an amazing experience. Waking up each morning to make a difference in someone else’s life really makes everything worth it.” – Cassidy H., College of Southern Idaho, Burley, ID (Thailand 101 and College Veterinary Service)

“The best part of this trip was the hands on medical experience. I can say that I helped remove testicles from cats and dogs before I start college. Loop Abroad helps you get ahead of the game and enjoy yourself.” – Ashley T., Freeport High School, Freeport, ME (High School Veterinary Service)


“The Elephant Nature Park was really great. We had tons of fun with the elephants and even got to participate in a nutrition study. We had really good leaders on the trip, all of which were extremely helpful. Thailand is really hot but very fun. I would do this trip over in a heartbeat.” – Briana B., University of Mobile, Terra Haute, IN (College Veterinary Service)

“The college vet study abroad trip was fantastic. It was so hands-on & I had many new experienced working with animals. We got to draw blood, place catheters, monitor under anesthesia, and neuter a dog & cat. We also worked with elephant veterinarians to clean infections & abscesses on the rescued elephants at ENP. Free time was filled with exciting excursions and the beautiful sights of Thailand. It really was the trip of a lifetime.” – Cierra S., College of Charleston, Menominee, MI (College Veterinary Service)

“This country welcomed me with nothing but open arms! I loved interacting with the animals at ENP – just watching how happy they are there made my day. Thailand is a beautiful country with a beautiful culture, people and animals.” – Mayra P., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, IL (Thailand 101)


“Loop Abroad was a life changing trip. I learned a lot of new techniques and skills from Dr. D. I especially loved the hands on experience with the elephants. The program opened my eyes to a whole new world on veterinary medicine and I am so grateful I was able to be a part of it.” – Izzy O., Tarleton State University, Plano, TX (College Veterinary Service)

“This trip was a truly amazing experience and it’s for anyone excited to learn about a new culture and meet amazing people with the same interests. On this trip, I learned a lot of new things & tried new things, which made the trip even better & more interesting.” – Sabine Z., Lane Tech, Chicago, IL (High School Veterinary Service)

“I loved absolutely everything about this trip. Furthermore, Dr. D made my experience even better. She formed a bond with us that was truly amazing…. I wouldn’t have had it any other way.” – Lindsey F. Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, Kokomo, IN (College Veterinary Service)


“This trip was the greatest experience of my life. I had a few life-affirming experiences, but no complaints. Working with the animals confirmed what I want to do with my life, and I can’t wait for what the future holds.” – Layna T., Rogers State University, Glenpool, OK (College Veterinary Service)

“My favorite part about this trip was the amount that I learned and the experience I gained with animals. The people that were with us throughout the trip really made it special and it wouldn’t have been the same without them. I will never forget the way I felt around the elephants!!” – Samantha P., Kansas State University, Salina, KS (Private Group College Veterinary Service)

“This trip was amazing. I got to be so up close and personal with elephants. Also I got to learn how to do and help with a cat and dog neuter. Over all this was an amazing experience.” – Madison S., Lower Lake High School, Clearlake, CA (High School Veterinary Service and Experience Thailand: Elephants and Everything Else)


“Thailand is a cultural wonder and this trip provides so many once in a lifetime opportunities! I learned so much about elephants and their endurance through anything. I also learned a lot about caring for dogs + cats including physical exams + neuter surgeries. I can’t wait to come back!” – Kayla H., Washington State University, Edgewood, WA (College Veterinary Service)

“This service program was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Not only did I get to explore Thailand and experience its amazing culture, I got to shadow and learn from many amazing veterinarians. The amount of hands on work I did and the knowledge I have gained will definitely help me I my journey towards a career in Veterinary Medicine.” – Alli H., University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (College Veterinary Service)

“This trip is for anyone who loves animals & a good time. There was not really anything bad about this trip. I would definitely recommend this trip.” – Marijke I., Milton Hershey School, Hershey, PA (High School Veterinary Service)


“My time in the loop abroad pre-vet program has been an experience of a lifetime! I was very nervous and scared to go all the way to Thailand on my own. After getting here and meeting everyone all my fears went away. I was so impressed by the amount of hands on experience we got shadowing the vets and spending time with the elephants beyond exceeding my expectations. If you are thinking about choosing loop abroad, do it. You won’t regret it.” – Crystal M., San Jose State University, San Jose, CA (College Veterinary Service)

“This was such a great experience. The friends I made will be friends I keep in touch with forever. The vets we got to work with & learn from were so kind, patient & informational. Such a wonderful trip & I’m so glad I got this opportunity!!” – Nicole K., Cal Poly Pomona, Foster City, CA (College Veterinary Service and Elephant Experience Add-on)