Global Nomadic

Buddhist Monastery School Teaching

Kathmandu, Nepal show on map

Agency | Global Nomadic

Volunteer teaching placement in a Buddhist monastery working alongside other volunteers and local staff.

The project

This project focuses mainly on teaching English; however, any skills that you may be able to transmit are of use and of value. You will help local children who did not have a chance to study English with foreigners to improve their language and communication skills and this will increase their chances for future education and career. You will have an unforgettable experience through the daily interaction with the children.
The monastery school is situated in Kathmandu, Nepal. Today, the school teaches over 6,000 students from ages 7-18 and different religious backgrounds including Muslims and Hindus. The monastery is also the home to over 1,000 people - from monks to orphans.

The location

Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, yet one of the richest in terms of culture and heritage. With snow capped mountains, Buddhist monasteries and vibrant people it is an amazing place to spend time in and call home. This project focuses mainly on teaching English; however, any skills that you may be able to transmit are of use and of value. You will help local young monks who did not have a chance to study English with foreigners to improve their language and communication skills and this will increase their chances for future education and career. You will have an unforgettable experience through the daily interaction with the children. You don’t need to have any previous teaching experience to get involved with this project and there is a required introductory week to help you get started,

Typical day

You will help local children who did not have a chance to study English with foreigners to improve their language skills and this will increase their chances for future education and career.

You’ll be teaching for roughly five hours with a lunch break in between. After your teaching shift, you will have time to prepare the lesson for the next day.

In the monastery there is a library and a local shop where you can buy basic things.

Details on Arrival

Project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability. Placements start each Monday

Free-time activities

There are many things to do in Nepal, from trekking, hiking, swimming and culture to see. You will not be bored!

Hiking
Museum/Opera
Yoga/Meditation

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
required
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Passion and enthusiasm for teaching, lots of energy and creativity!
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

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Before your journey

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On-site services

Services by Global Nomadic
  • food
  • accommodation
  • airport pickup
  • orientation
  • in-country support
  • project activities.
Airport Pickup at Tribhuvan International Airport
Upon arrival you will be met at the airport by a project representative and taken to the project HQ.
Accommodation

During the program, you will be staying at the monastery where you will be teaching. You will share a room with 2-4 people.  There are western toilets available and cold showers only. Wifi is available in the office areas. The accommodation covers 6 nights and 7 days. Arrival is on Sunday and departure is on Saturday at 12:00.

Private rooms are available for an additional £100 per week. (Please ask for the $ price, as this depends on the current exchange rate)

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
There are three meals provided per day on weekdays and two (breakfast and dinner) on the weekends. The meals are traditional Nepalese food with lots of rice, meat, eggs etc.
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu. We assist you to find cheap flights to Nepal.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Nepal provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Nepal you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Nepal.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,600.00
5 weeks
$2,000.00
6 weeks
$2,400.00
7 weeks
$2,800.00
9 weeks
$3,600.00
11 weeks
$4,400.00
24 weeks (max. stay)
$9,600.00
Average fees
$400.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kathmandu/Nepal between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Global Nomadic will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Nepal.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with {project.name} during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Asia Southern Asia Nepal  Kathmandu, N/a

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