Teaching in Nepal Kathmandu

Impact: 5
Support: 5
Fun: 5
Value: 5
Safety: 5

My favorite part of the trip was working with the children and teacher in my classroom everyday. The teacher was so warm, friendly, and kind – in general the whole school was welcoming including the teachers and especially the students.
The most difficult thing I experienced was the constant staring from locals because they weren't used to seeing African Americans. Everyday there was someone looking and talking with a friend to figure out things about me or they would ask me where I was from constantly.
I packed two weeks worth of clothing for my month stay because I planned to donate my clothes so I could have more room for souvenirs to bring back home, so I bought older clothes with me so I wouldn't worry about them getting ruined. If you’re going to a country in the Eastern part of the world just be prepared for the long flights and the different airplane culture. Make sure you read over the list for things you might need for staying in that country and make sure to buy most of it. I would recommend waiting to buy stuff for donations until you know exactly what your volunteer site will need so you know that your donations will really be used. While sightseeing be respectful of the countries customs and if you are going to a religious sight ask what you should do before you go.
ABV is a wonderful program to work with if you want to get an experience that will change your life forever. The many volunteer programs in different countries can be appealing to anyone who wants that experience. Going to volunteer in Nepal has changed my life forever and I am so appreciative of that. I’ve learned more about myself during my one month stay than my entire life.

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would