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VINLMTV07A – Teaching English at Buddhist Monastery
VIN’s Teaching English at Buddhist monastery/
nunnery project aims to give volunteers/interns
a true taste of life at the monastery. It aims for
an exchange between the religious members
of a certain community and foreigners from a
drastically different community that have just
one thing in common: the eagerness to learn.
You may learn about Buddhist culture, while
the monks and nuns may learn the English
language, an extremely important asset for
Possible Daily activities
• Creating lesson plans for your daily teaching.
• Teach regular English classes.
• Interacting with the children of the Buddhist monastery.
• Help the other teachers advance their English. Teach basic sanitation/hygiene.
ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD
The program fee includes accommodation
and food for the duration of your
volunteering or internship.
VIN has a hostel which can accommodate
up to 35 people, with up to five bunk beds
During the volunteer induction, volunteers
will share these rooms.
If the hostel is unavailable, VIN organises
accommodation close-by in a hotel or
During your stay at the host family or
monastery/nunnery your sleeping arrangements may be private to shared.
Bathroom and toilet facilities are shared with your host family or monks/ nuns.
Hygiene standards vary from family to family/place to place. Sometimes it might be
very basic and hot water might only be available sometimes.
We kindly ask volunteers to be flexible and be prepared to cope with non-western
In regards to food, volunteers will receive three meals a day, in Nepali standard.
The main dishes are rice based and daal bhat (lentil soup and rice), vegetables and
curries are staple foods.
Nepalese people rarely eat meat or fish and have a mainly vegetarian diet.
Eating bread is also uncommon.
If you wish to supplement your foods with more variety (such as types of vegetables,
eggs or fruits) then the cost lies with you but host families are happy to prepare the
extra food items for you.
In the host families and monasteries/ nunnery you will share their food and please
inform us if have any specific allergies or dietary requirements.
4 weeks €555 €615
5 weeks €630 €700
6 weeks €705 €785
7 weeks €780 €870
8 weeks €855 €955
For each extra week
Please note that:
The Four Weeks Volunteer & Travel Tour fee is €815.
The Five Weeks Volunteer & Trekking Tour fee is €1.295.
If a volunteer chooses to do more than one placement, then an additional fee of
€70 needs to be paid.
VIN is a non-profit organization which doesn’t receive government funding and
relies on volunteer fees in order to facilitate the programs.
Day of Arrival
We ask volunteers to send us the flight details as soon as possible so that we can
arrange the airport pick up.
One of VIN’s staff members will wait at the airport for pick up and then bring you to
VIN’s inductions start every 1st and 15th day of the month.
The induction period is part of your placement and it will provide essential information
about VIN, the project, our culture and customs.
So please arrive one day BEFORE to the induction date.
The induction will last 2 to 3 full days (accommodation and food is provided) and includes
the following topics:
Esta beca tiene una cuota adicional, que deberás pagar antes de participar en el proyecto.
Esta beca cuenta con financiamiento para boleto de avión (VIVE FINANCE NO APLICA para beneficiarios de Programa Manos por el Mundo)
Adquiere tu seguro de viajero, VIVE ASSIST te ofrece tarifas preferenciales para adquirir tu seguro de viajero, asistencia de viaje 24/7, médica, personal y legal. Así mismo este programa te apoya a resolver todas las dudas sobre tus traslados al lugar donde fuiste aceptado, te dan orientación sobre vuelos, trenes y todo lo que necesites saber sobre tu viaje.