Roof of the World: Nepal Teaching Internship Program

THE ROOF OF THE WORLD

From the tropical lowlands of the Terai to the dramatic silhouette of Himalayan peaks, Nepal offers the adventurous traveler an unparalleled opportunity for exploration. Nepal’s skyline includes eight of the world’s ten highest peaks, each towering over 26,000 feet. Nestled in high-altitude valleys and in close harmony with the land, small communities still practice a peaceful agricultural and pastoral lifestyle. At the “roof of the world,” Nepal’s Langtang amphitheater is the looming backdrop for your village stay and community service project. The rich cultural and spiritual fabric of Nepal, and the warm hospitality of the Nepalese people interweave to create an awe-inspiring appreciation for life’s simplicity.

“The trek was amazing and beautiful, but what I enjoyed most was interacting with the Nepali people. I loved the home stay and having a wonderful native family to care for me and my home stay partner. It was amazing to totally immerse myself into the culture. I loved eating Dal Baat every night and washing our clothes by hand with a rock. -Rebecca Marmor

“My leaders inspired me to fall further into the culture and to take real interest in the places we visited and to recognize just how amazing things truly are.” -Lily Chait

HIGHLIGHTS

Wander through the bazaars, temples and cobblestoned streets of Bhaktapur and Kathmandu.

Live amongst high Himalayan Peaks: trek for nine days each on two of Nepal’s most classic treks to sacred, jewel-like lakes beneath breathtaking peaks in the Himalaya, sleeping in teahouses, and eating with families, passing through timeless Tibetan villages along the way. October and November in Nepal are revered by hikers for classic, cloudless, beautiful days in the Himalaya.

Seek out the elusive one-horned rhino whilst atop an elephant on an expedition in Royal Chitwan National Park.

White-Water Rafting overnight journey through Himalayan Valleys with our professional outfitters.

Embark on your Teaching Internship, construct a school, plant trees and teach public health and nutrition workshops in a rural Nepalese village.

Delve into Nepalese family life with your homestay family. Master the preparation of Nepal dishes like momos and dhal bhat and learn the techniques for subsistence on the steep terraced landscape.

Explore the rich cultural history and architecture of the ancient cities of Bhaktapur and Bodhnath. Immerse yourself in medidation courses and dip your toes into the beautiful lake of Eastern Hindu and Buddhist philosophy.

NOTE: This is a wonderful yet challenging program requiring that its participants possess the desire, sensitivity and strength to meet the cultural and physical demands of trekking in remote areas at high elevations.

THE BASICS

Nepal

Dates: Fall: Sep 13 – Dec 5, 2017 / Spring: Feb 21- May 15, 2018

Starting Point: Kathmandu, Nepal
Ending Point: Kathmandu, Nepal

Group Size: 14 student maximum; 1-2 U.S. leaders; Local Staff

Language Requirement: None

Program Fee: $9,795

Included in Program Fee: Program leadership staff, all in-country land transport, accommodations, meals, program activities, excursions and activities including: entry fees, guides, group tours, rentals and adventure activities and part of the Service Project fees*.

International and domestic airfare, health insurance, visa and spending money are extra. Travel expenses to and from Kathmandu are expected to cost approximately $1,400.

*Please note as a part of our program we encourage students to fundraise for a portion of the service project.