Lead Guide: Vinny Ricciardi
Cost: $1500 for all programming, food, and transport Thailand. Trekkers will arrange their own transport to Chiang Mai, where trek begins. Sarvodaya Scholarships Available.
Who can apply?: Anyone is welcome to apply. Recruiting for this trek is focusing on young adults in the State College, PA area.
Group size: Maximum of 10 trekkers
Deadline: Apply by March 7
Our partners in this trek:
Your guide: Vinny Ricciardi worked at UHDP from 2010-2011 and was an student visiting the center in 2008. He has been an adventure educator, facilitating trips throughout the US and abroad since 2007 with institutions such as Thompson Island Outward Bound, Indiana University's Bradford Woods, and the Adventure Center at Pretty Lake in Kalamazoo, MI. Continuing the spirit of group reflection and a commitment to small holder farmers in the world's rural periphery, he is currently a graduate student in Penn State University's Geography program interested in participatory approaches to health and agriculture development.