Teach English in a Buddhist Monastery in Nepal

Teaching English at a Monastery in KathmanduGo for a unique volunteer trip and teach English in Nepal at a Buddhist monastery, located at Aarubari, Jorpati, Kathmandu. Since the young monks are passionate English students, you will enjoy teaching. At the same time, you will learn about the Buddhist philosophy of peace and compassion.

Teach English in Nepal to the Young Monks

Teach English in Nepal Zita Scederkenyi with the young monks
Zita Scederkenyi teaching English to the young monks

The young monks in Nepal want to learn English in order to further their academic and professional opportunities. At this volunteer placement, you will teach English in a monastery located within the peaceful highlands of the Kathmandu valley.

Buddhism Emphazises the Ideals of Peace and Compassion

Buddhism is a religion based on the ideals of peace and compassion. As a volunteer at the monastery in Nepal you can learn much from the followers of Buddhism, especially from their mantra of a simple life. Therefore you will have the opportunity to get a close insight of Buddhist culture and spirituality. At the same time, your teaching will help the monks developing language skills and open new opportunities for their future.

Interesting, Inspiring and Educational Experience

Lammert Lettinga with the young monks at the Monastery
Lammert Lettinga with the young monks at the Monastery

Teaching English to the child/junior monks at the Monastery has been an interesting, inspiring and educational experience for me. I only hope my pupils experienced it the same way. The atmosphere in the monastery was very welcoming, peaceful and enjoyable and so were the people in it. – Lammert Lettinga

Share your Knowledge and Experience the Life in a Buddhist Monastery

Teach English in Nepal - Lammert as Super Man with a young Monk
Lammert Lettinga poses as Super Man with a young monk

If you choose to volunteer here you will share your knowledge and English language skills in exchange for the unique experience of witnessing and sharing in the inner workings of a Buddhist monastery. By giving your support in developing their proficiency in English language and grammar you will be playing a vital role in growing and broadening the futures of these young men.

Also, if you have any other talent or skills that you could share with the monks then our local coordinator will be happy to provide you with some space for that.

 

 

Start Dates & Arrival

Location: Aarubari, Jorpati, Kathmandu

Start Dates: Our programs to volunteer in Nepal start on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the months. Volunteers should arrive on Saturdays. You can choose to volunteer from 1 to 12 weeks

Orientation: Takes place on the first day and includes introduction to the project location and rules and regulations of the monastery. Participants will be introduced to the basic Nepali language and greetings.

 

 

Fees

  • The program fee is paid directly to the host organization.
  • All of the projects incur a registration fee of US$ 199.00 on top of the program fee.

What is included in the program Fee?

  • Airport Pickup
  • Orientation
  • Accommodation for all projects
  • 3 meals per day
  • Support from local staff & Program supervision
  • In-country 24/7 support throughout your stay
  • In-country administration costs
  • Donation to support the local project

There are no hidden costs. Our programs to volunteer teaching English in Nepal are highly affordable and have the best cost x benefit than any other.

Accommodation

Monastery

Meals

Our programs to Volunteer in Nepal provide 3 meals per day of typical Nepali food in all the projects.

Volunteers should notify prior to arrival about any dietary requirements.

Requirements for volunteers in Nepal

You are expected to have a high level of proficiency and fluency in English, although you won’t be required to provide proof in terms of language tests or degrees. Volunteers must have good grammatical accuracy. Applicants must respect Buddhist values and the way of life of a monk.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old at the start of the placement.

All volunteers must have adequate volunteer travel insurance and are required to provide a criminal background check to local staff on arrival in Nepal or during orientation.

Lammert Lettinga with the young monks at the Monastery
Lammert Lettinga with the young monks at the Monastery

Teaching English to the child/junior monks at the Monastery has been an interesting, inspiring and educational experience for me. I only hope my pupils experienced it the same way. The atmosphere in the monastery was very welcoming, peaceful and enjoyable and so were the people in it. At times, it was challenging to keep the kids in line by using only positive feedback and enthusiasm (because they see and undergo enough violence in their lives) but I think me and other volunteers have found a nice balance to make lessons entertaining, engaging as well as educational. It has been very rewarding to see how much progress they’ve made in the three weeks I got to teach them. – Lammert Lettinga

Uplifting Experience

I was in South America December 2017 when I learned about Iko Poran. At first, I wanted to volunteer near where I was, considering that Iko Poran was Brazil-based. However, circumstances needed me to be in the Philippines in February. Fortunately, Iko Poran also had volunteering opportunities in Asia and after considering my options, I decided to volunteer as English teacher in a Buddhist monastery in Kathmandu. I registered for two weeks but ended up extending it to three weeks – March 17 to April 9, 2018. The experience was uplifting. It was my first time to work with children and it gave me optimism that the world continues to be more interconnected. While teaching, I met co-volunteers who opened my eyes to many more adventures which led me to visit Auroville, India and Bangkok, Thailand before resuming my original plan to immerse myself in Spanish-speaking countries. Now I am in Sevilla, Spain and I am looking forward to a next volunteering opportunity. I am confident working with Iko Poran will yield another outstanding outcome. – Elpidio (63), United States

Zita Scederkenyi teaching English to the young monks
Zita Scederkenyi teaching English to the young monks

Nepal Volunteer Programs

Find out about all the programs to volunteer in Nepal here.

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