Need to Know
Age & Required Experience
- At least 20 years of age
- A keen interest in teaching & a desire to learn
- A yearning to discover new culture & embrace a different way of life
- No formal qualifications or previous teaching experience needed. All we require from our Adventurers is some enthusiasm, a big heart and a dash of patience in order to make this Adventure truly worthwhile
Due to the nature of this project a minimum commitment of 4 weeks is required. However, we can tailor all our programs to suit your ideal adventure. If you wish to volunteer for longer than 4 weeks please contact us & we will put together a package to suit your desired length of stay.
Accommodation & Meals
All accommodation is included. For the complete traditional Nepalese experience your accommodation will be a homestay with a local Nepalese family. You will have your own basic room with all essential amenities.
All your meals at the home stay are included (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
Daal 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.
If you wish to have a western meal every now and again then there are western restaurants you can go to for some home comforts at your own expense.
Orientation & Support
MyGapYear offers unlimited support prior to departure. Upon receipt of your deposit you will receive your MGY Handbook, which includes comprehensive information on Nepalese customs, culture, what to wear, traditional Nepalese meals and important words in the Nepali language.
There is an English-speaking staff member at the monastery to offer support and guidance if needed. They assist with day-to-day operation of the project and are available to answer questions and ensure that you settle into the monastery and way of life.
MyGapYear follows the principles and guidelines of ‘ChildSafe International’ in protecting children from all forms of abuse and preventing child exploitation and trafficking. As part of our mission to empower and protect youth; we require all volunteers who are 18 years of age or over and who plan to work with children; provide a Criminal History printout. This printout is available from your local Police Station and may take up to 4 weeks.
MyGapYear has partnerships with other like-minded organisations across the globe. This particular Adventure is operated in partnership with GapNepal. We guarantee that all of our partners offer the best value, exciting & safe Adventures you have come to expect from MyGapYear. For more information on who our partners are and how we handle your trip please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.