Volunteer Saving Elephants with the “Real-Life Dr. Doolittle”

Allan Dixon is a photographer, traveler, animal lover, and Instagram celebrity (@daxon) most famous for his selfies smiling alongside animals. Now he’s ready to graduate from selfies to “elfies” and spend the summer rescuing elephants – and you’re invited to join!

Dixon is joining Loop Abroad on their “Thailand 101” elephant program as their “Master of Elfies” from July 1 – July 16. You (if you’re age 18-23) are invited to join in this amazing adventure and be a part of Allan’s group! You’ll get the chance to help rescued elephants right beside him and feature in a typical media story with Allan educating the world about saving elephants.

Allan will also be hosting a talk during the program about the power of social media and its impact on saving wildlife and the environment.

The “Thailand 101” program spends one week at the famous Elephant Nature Park, where the group lives and works with rescued elephants and helps to feed, bathe, and care for them, while learning their stories and how to help elephants. The second week of the trip is packed with adventures, including:
– Ziplining the rain forest
– Trekking to a mountain hot springs near a hill tribe village
– Cooking Thai food on an organic farm
– Meditating with a Buddhist monk
– Shopping Chiang Mai’s famous night markets
– Spelunking the Chiang Dao caves

All-inclusive tuition for the program is usually $3,450, but there is a $500 discount available – just list Allan’s name under “How did you hear about Loop Abroad?” on your application. Find more details on the discount and traveling with the Master of Elfies here (http://loopabroad.com/content/join-daxon-thailand-summer).

Loop Abroad offers animal-based study abroad programs for students and young adults. Programs take place in Thailand and South Africa and focus on ethical animal interactions and working with local sanctuaries. Veterinary programs match students with veterinarians to learn while providing life-saving care. Loop was founded in 2009 by a husband-and-wife team on a mission to help students follow their dreams and rescue animals. Many Loop students receive college credit for their program participation and go on to the best veterinary schools in the US.


Media Contact: Jane Stine, Managing Director of Loop Abroad: jane@loopabroad.com
Allan Dixon: allan@daxon.co