A STUDENT has taken her caring attitude around the world, travelling all the way to Asia to teach English.

Mia McNulty raised money to fund a three-week trip to Thailand to volunteer with youngsters in the region.

The 19-year-old Leeds Beckett University from Flixton, in Trafford, went out to schools in Phang Nga in southern Thailand to carry out intensive English language courses with the children.

The scheme was being advertised by her university when "she saw the opportunity and took it".

Proud mum Rebecca McNulty said: "She went to give something back. It's something she said she needed to do."

Mia diligently fundraised around £800 to make the international trip.

Mum Rebecca said: "She did bag packs in Quality Saver in Urmston and Stretford.

"She did sponsored cycles, she did a ten-mile walk. She donated a couple of hundred herself."

While Mia was teaching her English classes at the beginning of June, Mia also visited orphanages in the area to lend a hand.

She was able to pick up a few Thai words while bonding with the children, along with experiencing traditional Thai food, dress and culture.

Despite missing Mia during her time away, her family say what she has done is "beautiful".

Rebecca said: "We are very proud.

"It's just beautiful that she wants to make a difference and help others.

"She's selfless and she was quite upset to leave — I think she got quite attached."

The journey has left its mark on Mia, who learned so much from the experience according to her family.

Rebecca said: "She has come back a different person.

"The time has made her even more humble and she's looking at the bigger picture now."

Mia is now going back to her studies.

She will be starting the second year of her law course at Leeds Beckett in September.