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Nepal English Teaching to Monks Volunteers

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4 - 12 Wochen  ·  Alter 18 - 50+

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Highlights

  • 75% of volunteers are 18-22 years old
  • Support learning through creative activities & teaching English
  • Live within a Buddhist monastery enjoying a new cultural experience
  • Explore the Himalayas, valleys & natural beauty of Nepal
  • Experience the colourful & unique Nepalese culture

Besonders geeignet für

Alter 18+
Alleinreisend
Gruppen

Über das Programm

Make an impact during your time in this country. Teaching in a classroom and informal setting as you live with Monks for a truly immersive experience.

Although not the most practised religion in Nepal, the influence of Buddhism can be found throughout; well Nepal is the birthplace of Buddha! From the countless temples and stupas located around the country to the thousands of Tibetan Buddhists who have sought refuge, Nepal remains an important ...

Über das Programm

Although not the most practised religion in Nepal, the influence of Buddhism can be found throughout; well Nepal is the birthplace of Buddha! From the countless temples and stupas located around the country to the thousands of Tibetan Buddhists who have sought refuge, Nepal remains an important place for Buddhists.

Many young Nepalese men spend a period of their life training as a monk. The majority of the children at the monasteries are Tibetan refugees and impoverished children from ethnic hill tribes. Becoming a monk offers many children the chance of a better life.

Training to become a monk starts at an early age. Young monks are taught about Buddhist practises and philosophies as well as receiving general mainstream education – including learning English. The ability to speak English allows monks to translate religious text and communicate the teachings of Buddhism to all. As the Dalai Lama said, “To learn English is to spread the word”.

About the program

It is very important that monks receive a formal education as well as religious training. It is not totally uncommon for monks to leave the monastery when they get older, therefore it is important for them to learn English in order to boost their career prospects in mainstream society. On arrival young monks will be keen and excited to meet you, but some will also be shy of you in your first few days at the monastery!

We support monasteries in Kathmandu and Chitwan. Volunteers stay at the monastery in separate living quarters. Expect to be woken early each morning as the gong is sounded and morning prayers commence! What an opportunity to get immersed in the Buddhist way of life! The monastery in Kathmandu is relatively close to the city centre whereas the Chitwan monastery placement is very rural. The unique aspect of the monastery in Chitwan is that volunteers will work with both male and female monks.

At Kathmandu expect there to be around 40 young monks in total and for Chitwan it is around 100 monks. The ages range from around seven years old to lower teen and average class sizes tend to be around 10-15 per class.

Can I use this program as part of a university or college placement? 

It is certainly possible to use one of PMGY’s programmes as part of your university or college placement. Project staff can sign off any paperwork required by your course tutors. PMGY regularly receives medical, childcare, psychology and nursing placement students at our projects around the world and we have ties with some of the leading universities.

If you’re a course tutor and would like further information about how one of PMGY’s programmes could meet the placement requirements for your degree course then please contact us.

Is it safe to travel to PMGY destinations?

Although our volunteers work in the developing world, we always ensure our host locations are safe. Each programme has been extensively researched and has passed our strict vetting process. Our UK team undergo an extensive routine when establishing our in-country infrastructures and we continue to monitor our safety procedures on a regular basis. Furthermore, we monitor the stability of our volunteer destinations on a daily basis. Through our constant contact with consulates and embassies and our reports from our overseas teams, we are able to ensure that our volunteers are never placed in unstable regions.

The PMGY team have visited and participated in every programme we offer and verified them based on our own independent criteria. We carefully inspect every little detail of our set-up. From inspecting the living conditions, checking out the neighbourhoods you’ll be staying in, to tasting the food you’ll be eating – each and every programme we establish has gone through a lengthy and rigorous vetting process. Risk assessments have been written for all areas in which PMGY operate and our experienced local coordinators are always on-hand to manage any emergencies that may occur. Our UK team are always on the road reviewing our risk management procedures in the field and monitoring local conditions. 

In emergency situations we have the necessary protocols and equipment in place and we are able to evacuate our volunteers from potential dangers. Our local coordinators are trained to deal with emergency circumstances. 

All volunteers will receive a digital PMGY Volunteer Handbook once they have paid their deposit and confirmed their place on the programme. We will send you an email entitled ‘Welcome to PMGY’ which will include a link where you can download the Volunteer Handbook.

This Handbook contains literally everything you need to know – from what to pack, to how to obtain a visa, to local language guides. It is really important that you read through the Volunteer Handbook carefully once you’ve downloaded it. If you require any further information not covered in the Volunteer Handbook then our team are always on-hand to assist you.



Tagesablauf

Teaching English is the main way you will help but there may also be the chance to teach Maths and Science. You can expect to teach around 3 hours a day – however some days may be busier than others. You will follow a flexible curriculum syllabus in Nepal when conducting your lessons, working ...

Tagesablauf

Teaching English is the main way you will help but there may also be the chance to teach Maths and Science. You can expect to teach around 3 hours a day – however some days may be busier than others. You will follow a flexible curriculum syllabus in Nepal when conducting your lessons, working independently or alongside a fellow volunteer. There is usually a government course guide book available according to class standards that focuses on Maths, English and Science.

The level of English will vary dependent on which class you’re assigned. Therefore, you should be prepared to spend time planning for each lesson. Anything that you can teach about your own culture will also be gratefully received.

You will have a lot of free time, which you can spend travelling, relaxing or learning about the Buddhist way of life. You will find the monks to be accepting and genuinely grateful for your help. They will be interested to teach you about their way of life. This will give you an insight into the Buddhist religion not granted to tourists. You will get the chance to eat with the monks and have the opportunity too take part in some meditation rituals if you are up early enough to learn this practise too!


Freizeitaktivitäten

PMGY volunteers are offered a choice of rural and urban locations in this stunning and visually arresting country with volunteer programmes in Chitwan, Pokhara & Kathmandu. Each location is unique in its own way.

This off the beaten track destination offers such stark and beautiful scenic contrasts ...

Freizeitaktivitäten

PMGY volunteers are offered a choice of rural and urban locations in this stunning and visually arresting country with volunteer programmes in Chitwan, Pokhara & Kathmandu. Each location is unique in its own way.

This off the beaten track destination offers such stark and beautiful scenic contrasts from mountains to jungle and there are few countries in the world that are as well set up for independent travel as Nepal. Wandering the trekking shops, bakeries and pizzerias of Thamel and Pokhara, it’s easy to feel that you have somehow landed in a kind of backpacker Disneyland.

Out in the countryside lies a quite different Nepal, where traditional mountain life continues at a slower pace, and a million potential adventures glimmer on the mountain horizons. This is a guide to just a few of them.


Voraussetzungen

Voraussetzungen

Mindestalter: 18 Jahre

Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du zu Programmbeginn mindestens 18 Jahre alt sein. Es kann Ausnahmen geben, wenn du die Erlaubnis deines/r Erziehungsberechtigten vorlegen kannst oder wenn du von deinen Eltern begleitet wirst

Sprachkenntnisse

Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Fortgeschritten)

Polizeiliches Führungszeugnis

erforderlich

Staatszugehörigkeit

Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.

Andere Fähigkeiten

You should also be physically fit, as volunteering overseas can be quite strenuous. If you have any medical/mental health conditions that may affect your participation overseas then these must be declared to us during your online application.

Arbeitszeiten

Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Freitag von 09:00 - 14:00

Leistungen

Leistungen

Dienstleistungen von Plan My Gap Year

  • Accommodation
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) 
  • Airport Pick Up & Drop Off
  • In-Country Orientation
  • 24 Hour Support

Abholung vom Flughafen Tribhuvan International Airport

You should arrive into Tribhuvan International Airport (airport code KTM) on the Sunday. The airport pickup is available 24 hours. 

On arrival a member of our local team or appointed driver will be at the waiting area for you holding a sign with your name on it. This waiting area is usually just as you exit from the airport. They will drive you straight to Asim’s House in Kathmandu where you can relax and settle in. This journey takes around 45 minutes depending on traffic.

Unterkunft

Project Residence 

Volunteers will live at the monastery in separate volunteer living quarters. Accommodation is basic but comfortable. The monastery in Chitwan is located in a rural setting so volunteers should not expect western style toilets, hot water showers or internet access. The accommodation in Kathmandu is more modern.

Living at the monastery is a truly unique experience that can bring with it some amazing views. You’ll hear the gong go off at 5am every morning to call the monks for prayer and meditation – something you’re welcome to take part in! Living life side-by-side with the monks is definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity!

It is important to note that accommodation in Nepal is comfortable but generally very basic; particularly in rural locations. Most accommodation will have western style toilets however some options only have Nepali style squat toilets so be prepared! More rural placements have bucket showers. Most accommodation does not have Wi-Fi access and electricity is intermittent so it’s a good idea to bring a torch and plenty of books! It’s a wonderfully rustic way to live and a million miles away from today’s hectic, hi-tech lifestyle, so enjoy every peaceful second!

Verpflegung

You will be served three freshly prepared Nepalese meals a day. Traditional Nepalese food generally uses a variety of fresh, local ingredients including; lentils, potatoes, tomatoes, cumin, coriander, chillies, yogurt and lots of rice so its may take a little getting used to.

Dhal Bhat is the national dish and is usually served for breakfast and evening meal every day. It is a dish comprised of rice, lentils and seasoned vegetables.

Most meals are vegetarian with typical dishes being pasta or noodles complimented by locally grown vegetables. There is the occasional chicken, pork or fish dish served up from time to time.

Volunteers are advised to notify our local team if the food is not to their taste who will aim to adjust the food appropriately.

Internetzugriff

Gute Verbindung vor Ort

Was ist NICHT inklusive?

Was ist NICHT inklusive?

Flugtickets

Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Nepal zu finden. FINDE GÜNSTIGE FLÜGE

Reiseversicherung

Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Nepal bietet die nötige Sicherheit. ANGEBOT EINHOLEN

Impfungen

Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Nepal antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Nepal überprüfen. IMPFSCHUTZ ÜBERPRÜFEN

Informationen zur Anreise

This program starts on the 1st & 3rd Sunday of every month

Verfügbarkeit
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez

Programmgebühren

4 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt) 944€
5 Wochen 1.078€
6 Wochen 1.212€
7 Wochen 1.345€
9 Wochen 1.613€
11 Wochen 1.880€
12 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt) 2.014€
Durchschnittliche Gebühren 202€/Woche

Programmgebühren

202€ / Woche 4 - 12 Wochen Alter 18 - 50+

Zahlungsarten

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Dauer

4 - 12 Wochen

Anzahlung

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Ausstehende Zahlung

Deine Restzahlung vereinbarst du mit Plan My Gap Year während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.


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Plan My Gap Year

Ausgezeichnet 4.8 rating (860 Bewertungen)

Agentur - gegründet 2011

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Gesprochene Sprachen: Englisch

Über die Organisation

Plan My Gap Year is an award-winning international volunteer placement organisation based in the UK.

Lerne deine Organisation kennen

Plan My Gap Year is an award-winning international volunteer placement organisation based in the UK. We provide safe, affordable, need-driven volunteer programmes from 1 to 24 weeks in 11 countries worldwide.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US…

Founded by volunteers for volunteers, Plan My Gap Year works with local communities in the developing world towards long-term sustainable goals. We know there is no better way to travel and make a positive impact on the world.

We work extremely hard to ensure that our opportunities are affordable for everyone who wants to make a difference. So fees are 100% transparent, something our volunteers really appreciate.

Plan My Gap Year structured programmes create the perfect platform for you to see the world, meet like-minded people and engage in meaningful volunteer work. We have teams in the UK and in our host destinations who will support you 24/7 throughout your time with us. Furthermore, every project on our network is regularly risk-assessed by our UK team to ensure our set up is safe and that our volunteers are making a positive impact.

There is also a great social element to our programmes. Plan My Gap Year puts you in touch with all your fellow volunteers via Facebook before you set off. Our projects receive volunteers from around the world throughout the year, so even if you’re travelling solo, you’re going to meet heaps of people along the way. Plus you’ll have plenty of opportunity to travel the country with your newfound travel buddies – it’s all part of the PMGY experience!

So if you’re thinking of doing something a bit different on your next trip abroad, then why not drop us a line and find out what extraordinary things you could be doing.

AFFORDABLE & TRANSPARENT FEES

Our aim is to make our programmes accessible to motivated travellers irrespective of their financial capacity. Plan My Gap Year focuses on providing the core requirements of a volunteer programme: safety, structure and sustainability.

We are 100% transparent with our fees. That way you know exactly how much of your money goes towards the local community.

Compared to the large majority of volunteer organisations out there, even most charities and not-for-profits, PMGY’s opportunities are significantly cheaper. Furthermore, as our reviews will testify, our support service and structured programmes are second to none.

SAFETY & RISK MANAGEMENT

Your safety is our top priority. All of Plan My Gap Years' programmes have been personally inspected and vetted by the PMGY team – which is not an industry standard by any means. We carry out independent risk assessments on an annual basis and our local teams constantly review the safety precautions we implement. This includes regular staff and safety appraisals.

 Our local teams are made up of highly experienced volunteer coordinators. They have hosted international volunteers for many years and are prepared to react in the unlikely event of an emergency. Whatever the problem, big or small, our local teams are available around the clock.

As part of our commitment to your safety, we keep in constant communication with local embassies and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to ensure we can identify potentially dangerous situations and act upon them immediately. Our UK team are available 24/7 to assist volunteers and their families.

TRAINING & SUPPORT

We support our volunteers every step of the way. Before you go we will provide you with a detailed Volunteer Handbook, which will guide you through how to prepare for your trip. This Handbook contains literally everything you need to know – from what to pack, to how to obtain a visa, to local language guides.

Our experienced UK team are always available to provide assistance. Plan My Gap Year is always available to answer our questions and support you in anyway we can. 

On arrival, a member of our in-country team will collect you from the airport and help you settle in. Your orientation course will teach you everything you need to know about the country, how to stay safe and what to expect from your upcoming volunteer experience. 

Our local team are on-call 24/7. Whether you’ve lost your passport or just want some help in planning a weekend trip, our friendly in-country coordinators provide that safety net to ensure you are well looked after.

RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL

Plan My Gap Years' responsibility is not limited to our travellers but also the projects we support. That is why all our volunteers must provide a Criminal Background Check before they travel.

It is essential that our projects are need-driven and sustainable. We work closely with our local partners to ensure that our volunteers are contributing to bring about long-term development.

PERSONAL TOUCH

We really know our programmes. Our UK team have stayed in the accommodation, volunteered at the projects and met the volunteers. We carefully assess each application we receive so that your personality and skills are suited to the project. Whatever your query, you can feel assured that you will be speaking to someone who can tell you exactly what to expect.

HAVING FUN

One of the best aspects of volunteering is meeting some amazing like-minded people. We place over 2,000 volunteers every year so wherever and whenever you go, you have the peace of mind in knowing you will be living and working alongside other PMGY volunteers. In many of our destinations, we run our own Volunteer House accommodation, which ensures all volunteers live together, and therefore guaranteeing a strong social element. In addition, our local team are always there to help you plan any independent travel or give you some tips for what to do at the weekend.

860 Bewertungen · rating4.8

I recently spent 4 weeks in Nepal on the Teaching English to Monks Project. From the start, I was greeted with warmth from Asim, Namrata and Yubaraj. After I got picked up from the airport, we made our way to Asim’s house and shared a lovely dinner together with the other volunteers. The ...
My trip to Nepal with PMGY was one of the best experiences of my life and something I would highly recommend. All information and support were very well provided both pre-departure and post-arrival. When you are in Nepal you receive a lot of support from the host family, making you feel very ...
On the whole, I really enjoyed my English teaching experience in Nepal and the organisation of PMGY was excellent. There was a lot of support even pre-departure including a volunteer handbook, preparation zoom meetings and a responsive live chat function via the PMGY website. This was then continued ...
Great overall experience with lots of support from the pmgy team. Had so many new experiences and met many new friends! If you're not just interested in helping teach teach but also want to learn a lot about buddhism and the culture this is a great ...
Lauren Warwick rating4.8

2023 at Nepal English Teaching to Monks Volunteers

I could not recommend PMGY Nepal more! A wonderful family who made you a part of the family throughout your stay! Volunteering in the school was great and once in a life time experiences over the month I was ...
Jennifer Noemi Leyva Draigor-Shlosberg rating4.8

2023 at Nepal English Teaching to Monks Volunteers

The recent volunteer experience was amazing! PMGY was always supportive and Asim's family was very welcoming and helped us with whatever we needed. The children at the monastery were wonderful and lovely. It was definitely a life changing experience and I wish I had the opportunity to stay at the ...

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