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Experience a part of India that is off the beaten track and away from the tourist traps. Live life as a local in the beautiful foothills of the Himalayas and immerse yourself in the culture of these amazing people. Use your skills and interests to enrich the lives of young people in a rural community and get more from your Gap Year than you ever imagined.
Our India program offers more than just being a tourist and seeing the sights, it's a unique opportunity to engage meaningfully with individuals and a community, to build relationships, make friends and live life as they do.
All our programs are divided into three parts - orientation, cultural immersion placement and independent travel. With the independent travel element you can explore all that this amazing country has to offer. From the explosion of colour, sounds and smells that will awaken the senses in the cities to the peace, quiet and wildlife in the rural regions, India has so much to offer!
- Live in unique ethnic community called the Lepchas
- Explore the beauty of the Himalayas
- Become part of an ancient community
- Be more than a traveller passing through