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Location:  Chitwan Valley, Kathmandu or Bhaktapur, Nepal
Type of Assignment:  Teaching English
Project Duration:  Minimum 3 Weeks
Activities:  Teaching English



The Organization

How is the Organization involved with the community?

By utilizing international and local volunteers, the organization has focused on exchanging and sharing knowledge with the rural poor of southern Nepal in order to implement income generating programs, empower the disadvantaged Dalits (socially un-dermined) and low economic class groups, promote health and sanitation programs, bring education to children, and promote ecotourism to the communities living below the poverty line. One of the many projects the organization has taken on to help the poorer communities of Southern Nepal is by providing poorer schools with an English teacher.

Background to the project and its aims?

Nepal is a country plagued with many governmental administrative problems. Public services are deficient, scare, or completely non-existent in many regions of the country. The organization has decided to take some of the problems head on to combat some of the education and social welfare issues in the rural villages of Nepal.

The organization tries to help by bringing experienced English teachers to the impoverished youth of Nepal. With the volunteers skills, students and teachers can work to better improve their English, thus opening more opportunities to them.

What are the daily volunteer activities in the project?

Volunteer will prepare teaching materials and lessons. Volunteers are encouraged to bring materials with them, as often they are in short supply due to lack of funding at schools. Volunteers are encouraged to have some teaching experience (preferably ESL) due to language barriers.

Program Details

Quick facts about the trip:

Project duration:  Minimum 3 weeks
Project Location:   Chitwan Valley, Kathmandu or Bhaktapur, Nepal 
Airport of arrival:  Kathmandu (KTM)
Activities:   Teaching English
Working hours: 5 days a week; school hours are from 10 am - 3 pm.
Requirements: None, but volunteers with a teaching degree or teaching certificate are preferred (ex: TEFL, TOEFL, CELTA) or with experience teaching EFL.

What's included:

Accommodation: With host family, in independent room. Squat toilet, bucket shower, and bucket clothes washing.
Meals:  All meals, 7 days a week. Traditional Nepali food prepared by host family. Nepalese food will include Daal (Lentil/ pea/ bean soup), Bhaat (Cooked Rice), Tarkaari (Cooked Vegetable), the same as Nepalese people eat every day. The host family will try to prepare different food as much as they can.
Airport pickup
Local Transfer: available from Kathmandu to and from the project site.
Pre-departure Orientation and Onsite Training::  Volunteers receive a comprehensive workshop on being a volunteer in the project, safety and security in the destination country, culture shock, and pre-departure preparations.
Support::  24/7 during your volunteering time.
Leisure activities:

  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing (one day): guided tour to the (UNESCO) cultural and religious heritages of Nepal.
  • Visit Royal Chitwan national park for 1 night and 2 days. The participants will witness some wild animals, Tharu cultural dance and fabulous bird species.
  • Entrance fees not included

What's not included:

Flights, visas, insurance.
Additional activities that may be included with an additional charge:

  • Trek to the Annapurna Conservation Area: view of lush green valleys and fascinating views of beautiful landscapes and snow-capped peaks by climbing up to more than 3000 m in Annapurna trials.


Program Duration Cost (USD)
3 weeks 655.00
4 weeks 725.00
6 weeks 865.00
8 weeks 1044.00
10 weeks 1,190.00
12 weeks 1,335.00
16 weeks 1,626.00
20 weeks 1.917.00
Additional weeks 110.00 per week per person

All Registration Fees are included in the prices above.