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Nepal Teaching & Temples

Unlock the secrets of Buddhism whilst helping to teach children or young monks. Immerse yourself in the mystical and enchanting culture and discover the adventures hidden in Nepal's countryside.

Prices from US$995

Unlock the secrets of Buddhism whilst helping to teach children or young monks in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. Immerse yourself in the mystical and enchanting culture of the Nepali people and discover the adventures which lie hidden in Nepal's countryside.

Make a pilgrimage to one of Nepal's most breathtaking temples, tucked away high in the mountains, try exquisite cuisine in an atmospheric local restaurant, visit surrounding villages, and witness traditional practices, clothing, handicrafts, and customs. The peaceful setting of your monastery will both entice and envelop you during your Frontier experience in Nepal!

  

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PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit one of the most intriguing destinations in the world
  • Earn your TEFL certificate for free!
  • Make a pilgrimage to one of Nepal's most breathtaking temples

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum age of 17 years

FAST FACTS

Location Nepal
Activities Teach English
Extracurricular activities
Live alongside Buddhist monks
Transport Airport pick-up
Accommodation Hostel

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
UK TEFL certification if applicable
In-country Food
Accommodation
Airport pick-up
Ground transfers
Local orientation
Project training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?

Babita Beswkarma, like many of Nepal's orphans, has had a life filled with tragedy. When she was seven her parents died of AIDS and she was left in the hands of her fellow villagers, who treated her cruelly for a year until they finally rejected her, calling her the "AIDS girl". Finally left in the care of her uncle, she was made to work as a slave, without rights or property.

Babita's story is all too common in a country where starvation is rife, home sanitation and running water are incredibly scarce, and where this year, around 10,000 adults living with HIV/ AIDS are expected to die.

You can give hope to these impoverished children, giving them the love and affection that they have been denied for much of their lives. You'll dance, sing, and play games with children as well as helping out in any way that you can at a remote mountain orphanage, where the sound of children laughing is the ultimate reward.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Though predominantly a Hindu country, Nepal has a significant Buddhist influence; beautiful monasteries all over Nepal are a testament to this. In Kathmandu, Buddhism is also practised by Tibetan people who are in exile in Nepal. Volunteers interested in working in a Buddhist monastery are able to teach English and immerse themselves in the Buddhist culture.

Though no teaching experience or skills are needed, volunteers joining the teaching and temples project should have good English both written and verbal. Volunteers are expected to be flexible and patient as not all teaching schedules are perfectly structured and much help is needed to improve efficiency. As a volunteer you will primarily work as an English instructor in the schools connected to the monastery, teaching kids and young Buddhists throughout the week. In addition to English teaching, volunteers may be able to assist in extracurricular activities and administration. In the evening, you can organise games, drawing, singing, dancing, and other creative education and extracurricular activities.

You will have free time in the mornings and late evenings; this is the perfect time to join meditation, rituals, prayers, and songs with the Buddhist monks.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

You'll be met upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport by a friendly member of in-country staff on the Sunday and taken for your first few days of induction. After an introduction to the project and the life and culture of Nepal you will begin your project.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

You'll stay at a hostel close to the monastery: a beautiful, tranquil place where the serenity of the monks is contagious! This accommodation acts as a home for volunteers, monks and kids alike. You'll be a member of the family, and everyone will go out of their way to welcome you.

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

The monks will provide you with three mouth-watering local meals a day. Vegetarian diets can be accommodated.

INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE  | 4 Aug 2017
I had an incredible experience! I think it came at a good point in my life, where I wasn’t ...

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I had the most amazing 4 weeks in Nepal!  | 21 Jan 2017
  I had the most amazing 4 weeks in Nepal, time flew by! I was definitely nervous before...

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Llio tells us about her Nepal experience  | 12 Nov 2016
The first week in Kathmandu was very interesting for me. We were taken to see famous sights such ...

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Tribeni's Buddhist insights  | 17 Aug 2016
My time at the Buddhist Monastery was amazing! When I first arrived at the monastery, I was nervo...

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Teaching at the Temple  | 20 Jun 2016
    When arriving first at the airport I was unsure as to what to expect a...

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Unforgettable Nepal  | 6 Jun 2016
We have had an amazing experience here in Nepal, doing so much! Rajesh has been absolutely brilli...

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GO AND HUG THE HIMALAYAS!  | 12 May 2016
TEFL teaching in Nepal is a must if you enjoy happy, enthusiastic, vibrant folk who are eager to ...

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A home away from home  | 19 Apr 2016
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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

In your free time you are welcome to either relax and enjoy the serenity of local life or try your hand at conquering the countryside as you climb, bike, raft and shop your way through the region.

COSTS

2 weeks US$995

Extra week US$345

 

DEPARTURE DATES

Weekly.  Please aim to arrive on the Sunday.

DURATION

2 weeks +

This project is available throughout the Christmas period

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

  • Pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt
  • UK Frontier TEFL Certificate (Training day available at additional cost)

In-country

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Ground transfers
  • Local orientation
  • Project training
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Kathmandu (KTM)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


LEGAL STATEMENT

Please read our legal statement regarding the running of NGO projects.

To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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