Stay in the local community and assist local organizations and families with their businesses in the eco-tourism sector.
About the project
Are you wondering where to go for your real experience of your study and your future career? How can you combine it with both volunteering to help local community and traveling ? “Ecotourism & Community Development internship” is the best choice for you. Via this project, participants will take a research trip in a hill-tribe village and its surroundings in the Northwest Vietnam which is the most pristine beauty and biodiversity as well. Staying in a homestay with a local host family working right on site in the tranquil settings, and experiencing all kinds of eco-tours with local people’s support, you will have a fulfilling experience in your study, and it also give you creative ideas in order to help locals develop their own business.
Our mission is to offer a worthwhile internship program for youth all over the world, particularly, giving opportunities for students to experience with a real woking environment related to their field of study, challenge them with practical tasks and learn from case studies in a new land where they will be working with new people. We aim to offer a good chance for volunteer to gain for personal development, develop their and profession. We also carry out the mission of helping locals by giving volunteer’s initiative ideas from their research to improve eco-tourism and community development to locals
This program not only helps you achieve personal goals but also develop your future career. Via the program, you will work on real tasks, work directly with local people and local organizations, do the research and see through your own eyes how people live and how the nature is; applying what you’ve learnt from school to gain real working experience. You will help locals promote their accommodation, improve services offered to travelers and set up an itinerary and schedule for travelers.
Your typical working day will look something like this:
You are at leisure for the weekend.
There's suggestions for things to do :
You can choose to stay in Mai Chau and relax in a homestay, visit Mai Chau or Pa Co market, 1000 steps cave or travel off the beaten path to Pu Luong natural reserve. Depart from Mai Chau, you’ll have a good chance to trek remote and wondrous ethnic villages where you can gain a deeper understanding of local culture and traditions. It’s worthwhile spending your weekend holiday in such a fascinating and beautiful place like Mai Chau with so many things to see and do.
Airport pick up at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi: You will be picked up at the airport by a driver and transferred to your hotel in Hanoi. He will hold up a printed sign with your name on it. Please double check your belongings before getting on and getting off the car to make sure that you don't forget anything.
Homestay is basic with western style toilet and a hot shower. Based on your budget, we will find out which accommodation best suits your budget.
Meals are provided by our host family. You have a good chance to experience local cuisines which you’ve never tasted before.