Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cultural Exchange & Home stay Program

Home stays and cultural exchange programmers can be arranged in most areas of Nepal with our lots host families. Participants will be placed with a Nepali family in a small rural village for the duration of their stay. This provides the volunteers with an excellent opportunity to learn about all aspects of Nepali culture, lifestyle, language, food and people. Volunteers should remember that this is a cultural exchange and that an effort to offer some knowledge of their own home culture and customs to the family with whom they stay is appreciated. During their stay, volunteers will attend 2 hours
of language lessons in the morning and in the afternoon. They will also have the opportunity to visit and help out at the local school. Home stay programmers are best organized from August to November which is the time when most large local festivals take place. This makes for an overall more exciting experience for the volunteer. Nepali culture is distinctively friendly and open and participants are made to feel as though they are part of the family. FUN-Nepal local coordinator will be on hand to help volunteers.
Skills required: No need of such specific qualification but if volunteers show high interest in learning new things (our culture, new place, our language, life style etc) then they can obtain full pleasure within that period.
Program Dates - Flexible i.e. the minimum time for the program is 2 weeks and the maximum length of stay is 5 months.
Accommodations - Volunteers will have either home stay with traditional Nepali families (host family) or have their own room in their women empowerment clubs. The accommodation is typically Nepali and based by Western standards, often with traditional Nepali toilets and showers.

Food - Breakfast at around 7 am which consists of a cup of tea and biscuits. There after lunch is served at 9:00 to 9:30 am and is usually dal/bhat (rice, lentils, and vegetables). Dinner is at 6:30 to 7:00pm and is once more Dal/Bhat.
Suggestion:  The program is namely cultural EXCHANGE so volunteers can bring their cultural photographs and pictures of their family and where they live.
 Project Location: Tropical village not far from large town with all basic facilities.(Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara -If needed we can arrange placement all over Nepal)

Please visit us:  for more information and get various volunteer opportunities in Nepal

For contact:
Friendship United Nepal (FUN-Nepal)
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Post Box No: 24886
Tel:  +977 01 4334798    
Cell: +977- 9841492062

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