• Nepal
    • Pokhara
2 to 24 weeks

Program Details

Year Round


What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Meals Transportation
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Nov 03, 2023
Nov 17, 2022
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About Program

Surrounded by Himalayan mountains, Nepal is home to eight of the highest mountains in the world, with Mount Everest as the tallest. Contribute ethically to projects with short-, mid- and long-term sustainable objectives that are measured by the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

This is a great opportunity to add to your CV and get a headstart in your chosen career path by developing your soft and hard skills in community development, infrastructure, education initiatives, gender equality, child development, workshops supporting economic development and public health.

When you aren’t on base, join a trekking expedition in the Himalayas, watch the sunrise over Annapurna and Machapuchare mountains from one of Pokhara’s viewpoints, or go on a river rafting adventure.

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Program Highlights

  • Enhance your CV with hand-on work experience, and improved skills in lesson planning and classroom management.
  • Trek in the Himalayas, and explore caves, ancient ruins and nearby temples.
  • Connect with people from around the world and local community members.
  • Learn more about ethical sustainable practices and responsible travel.
  • Contribute to the 17 UN SDGs.

Popular Programs

Interns working with children in Nepal

Join preventative health initiatives focused on raising awareness around sanitation, hygiene and diseases in Pokhara. You will also work in collaboration with community members to conduct your own sustainable development project to serve an existing need in the community.

Intern working with young children in Nepal

Learn about different gender dynamics and culture in Pokhara, as you assist with educational classes for both women and girls, focusing on literacy and numeracy. Facilitate skill-based workshops, and conduct discussions in local communities on human rights violations and health.

Interns teaching a class in Nepal

Gain work experience teaching children and young adults in Pokhara. For the first 12 weeks you will develop skills in lesson planning, classroom management and child protection. After completing your training, you start your work placement where you will manage ongoing education projects with local partners.

Program Reviews

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Yes, I recommend this program

One month was not enough

I chose Nepal because I wanted to go to a social proyect that had an emphasis on public health. After researching more about the country I realized it also has amazing views and hikes, an amazing culture and delicious food!

Nepal is an amazing country that opens its heart to everyone that visits it. GVI Nepal is not the exception. Every one of the staff members are amazing and day to day it’s fun and full of experiences, from the schools we go to, to the transportation, the food, the scinery, wating every morning to see if the mountains would show up and give us the spectacular view of the Himalais. I had the opportunity to work with the children but also to do 2-3 days of women empowerment. Both very diferent and challenging in its own way.

The children from the school are full of energy and welcoming, always wanting to play and high five, also willing to learn specialy when the classes have some kind of dynamic. The women where amazing. Super powerful to see so many women wanting to learn English for different reasons like to be able to help their children in school, to open their own business among others.

Also all the other volunteers where so nice, and I definitely was able to create new friends and experiences with them. Also the staff is really welcoming, arranging diferent meetups so we could interact with each other generating a very nice environment within the base and between the diferent volunteers.

Nepal was amazing, 1 month was not enough.

  • Nice environment
  • Personal growth
  • Lasting friendships
  • Far away from my country (expensive airplane)
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Response from GVI

Hi Jimena,

Wow - thank you so much for the incredible review. I'm thrilled to hear you had such a fantastic time with us in Nepal! Thank you for the impact you made in both the the schools and the lives of the women you worked with. I'm also so glad you found the staff and other volunteers so helpful and friendly. We'd love to have you back on another program soon!

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Life Changing Experience!

My time in Nepal with GVI was truly life-changing. From the moment I got to Nepal, I felt cared for and known. From a thorough orientation and health and safety briefing to Nepali language lessons and a tour around Pokhara, I immediately felt at home. GVI truly lives its mission to create sustainable and just volunteer and internship opportunities. I loved my time teaching English. It was so nice having a Nepali director who taught us how to appropriately teach in a Nepali school. I also enjoyed doing my internship and having some responsibility. Not only was my time working great, GVI allows generous time off on weekends to explore the country you are in. It was an absolutely incredible experience and I would recommend GVI Nepal, and GVI in general to anyone looking for a meaningful volunteer or internship experience overseas.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
I would say be prepared to go with the flow and not freak out when you see how crazy the traffic patterns are!
66 people found this review helpful.
Response from GVI

Hey Robert, thanks for your review! I'm thrilled to hear you had such a positive experience with us and enjoyed your time on base as much as you did. We'd love to have you back on base sometime soon!

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An Unforgettable Experience

My interactions with GVI have been nothing short of phenomenal since I sent an inquiry email regarding the Nepal program; I had a phone call back from them within 5 minutes, which thoroughly dismissed any doubts I had and I signed up immediately. Once I landed, I was given an amazing tour of the area and had a lot of opportunities to get to know the area and other volunteers. The work itself was surprisingly fun; it was rewarding, no doubt about it, but most of the time I was enjoying myself and my surroundings so much the work never seemed like too much and I was more than happy to dive in. Seeing the smiles on the faces of the kids during the lessons I taught is a memory I'll never forget. The staff were incredible too, always happy to do what they can to make you feel more comfortable and they created such a friendly atmosphere, they genuinely become more like friends than support staff. I'm already planning to go back, so if you're unsure, send an inquiry right now - it's so quick and simple, and I guarantee after the phone call you'll be ready to book. Happy travels!

70 people found this review helpful.
Response from GVI

Hey, thanks for your review! I'm thrilled to hear you had such a positive experience with us and enjoyed your time on base as much as you did. We'd love to have you back on base sometime soon!

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