Teaching at a Kathmandu School

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

Nepal was a great learning experience and the children at the project were wonderful. The volunteer home was wonderful and welcoming. The safety of the neighborhood was great. The entire family was very accommodating and helpful with whatever I needed help with. I’m so glad that I had a chance to meet a family as wonderful as them. In the end when I got stuck at the airport and went over to the Indian embassy and they said there was nothing they could do to help me out, Raj came and helped me handle the situation and called the coordinator and the other volunteers to go meet me at the airport and try and help me out there. After nothing worked the coordinator and the volunteers took my bag back to the house and Raj assisted me at the Jet Airways office. I’m so thankful that they were there to help me. Definitely travel on the weekends to different areas of Nepal to help broaden their view of Nepal because not every area is like Kathmandu. Traveling also helps learn how the different communities in Nepal function and it’s also really fun and relaxing to get away from the city. I would recommend going to Chitwan and staying at the jungle vista resort and visiting Bhaktapur and Nagarkot. Also bungy jumping was a big hit in the volunteer house. Future volunteers shouldn’t bring anything of importance and if they do it should remain locked in their suitcase at home. They should have a suitcase lock anyway if they don’t want their stuff to be gone through when they’re not home. As for clothing, women should cover themselves even though our generation is expected to wear clothing that a little less decent but if they don’t want the extra attention then they should show as little skin as possible.

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would