Nepal

Projects Abroad

I recently just returned from volunteering abroad in Nepal with Projects Abroad. It was one of the most meaningful and amazing experiences in my life. I was able to work with a local school, repainting classrooms and teaching children, all before I was 18. We were able to provide the school with freshly painted walls and provide the children with new toothbrushes during our dental outreach. I had amazing coordinators who were with us the whole time we were in Nepal. They were always by our side and took great care of us if we felt upset. Not to mention how much they made us laugh! Not only did I have great staff present, but I met some of my very best friends on this project; we became our own little family in this short time period. Not only were we given a prime opportunity to give back and help the people of Nepal, we were able to visit cultural UNESCO heritage sights along the way. We took a weekend trip to Pokhara and were greeted with sprawling views of the Annapurna Himalayas. Projects Abroad provided us with clean hotels, delicious food (providing for all dietary preferences) and working Wi-Fi, which was great because I was able to still speak to my family at home. I would completely recommend this trip to anyone wishing to travel to Nepal. Projects Abroad truly helped us immerse in the culture of Nepal and motivated us to do our best work. Nepal is the most amazing country and I already have plans to return! I am so grateful for the opportunity to give back and experience the most beautiful country. I can guarantee that you won't regret this experience!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Jan 30, 2018
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Projects Abroad

The two weeks I spent in Chitwan on the high school special medicine project might have been the best 2 weeks of my life. Not only did I help out at hospitals and acquire a passion for a doctors work but I also made friends from around the globe who shared the same aspiration and interests as I did. Each step of the way our coordinators made sure we felt completely safe and addressed any complaint or problem positively and made us feel completely at home. Our placements were interesting as each day we had a different hospital and were able to see surgical procedures and everyday doctor-patient interactions and all the doctors were really friendly and answered all our doubts and sometimes asked us to help out to get a hands on experience. Our project had exact mixture of free time, nepali culture and medicine, We had enough time to ourselves to strengthen friendships, enough time to learn about the country we were in, explore it and go sightseeing, along with enough time to learn about why we were on the trip.
Hands down I would recommend any this trip to anyone who wants an abroad experience.

Program:
Location: Nepal
Posted: Jan 26, 2018
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Projects Abroad

Visiting Nepal under the Projects Abroad's High School Special's Medicine Project has proven to be one of the best experiences I have had. The accomodation at Hotel Global in Chitwan, and Hotel Prince in Kathmandu were all very comfortable, with easy access to bottled water. The staff at both hotels were incredibly helpful and friendly, and were all receptive to feedback. The food at Hotel Prince and Global catered for the dietary requirements of volunteers and always ensured a variety of both Nepalese and Western Food. Hot water when showering made my stay at Global and at the Prince more enjoyable.

Projects Abroad ensured that the volunteers got to experience Nepalese culture by attending a dance class, and they organised for a staff teach us basic Nepalese phrases to ensured we had better communication with the locals and during placements. The staff members at Project Abroad implemented many team building exercises and icebreaker games to allow for all volunteers to interact with one another, and they always ensured to take our feedback on board by doing daily breakdowns and reflections.

The staff at Projects Abroad also ensured that we had the freedom and choice to tour around the markets and side streets in Chitwan and in the tourist area near the Hotel Prince, and were helpful in allowing us to exchange our foreign currencies into Nepalese Rupees at the best local rate. The Project was a good balance of working in local hospitals to exploring the local areas as well as ensuring sufficient time to relax and bond in the evenings.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Jan 9, 2018
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Global Crossroad

I completed a health care volunteer program at Shadid Memorial Hospital in Nepal for two weeks. Despite being unwell for a few days during this time, I learnt more than I thought I ever would. The staff at the hospital were very supportive, answered any questions I had, explained procedures and the care they were giving and also let me be involved in all aspects of a patients care. The staff at the hospital should be applauded for the amazing work they do each and every day.This experience allowed me to gain an understanding of how I can improve m own practice as a student nurse and how appreciative the Nepalese people are of any nice gesture you give them. The hostel itself was nice to stay in as it was clean, warm, had more than enough food and support was always on hand if needed. Nepal is a beautiful country and it is amazing to see the Nepalese so happy when some have so little. Overall, I had a great experience on my two weeks here and wish I stayed for longer.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Dec 8, 2017
Overall:
9
Support:
9
Value:
9

We Volunteer Nepal

I spent two months with we volunteer nepal and I would definetly recommend it to everyone who is thinking about a volunteer programm in Nepal.

The communication before I arrived was smooth. Bhagawan (he is the one responsible for the communication with the volunteers) answered all of my queries fast and copious. This made me feel very comfortable even before i arrived.

He then picked me up from the airport and I spend the first days with him and his very sweet wife Manju. They made me feel like at home! They provided super delicious food, went on activities with me and gave me some nepalese language and culture lessons.

Once arrived at the monastery where I should live for the further two months Bhagawan never hesitated to contact me questioning if everything is ok. He and his wife even visited me once in a while (consider: the monastery is about 2 hours drive away from his home) to make sure that everything is really ok.

After my two months were over, I started a trekking trip with my brother through the himalayas. Bhagawan gave us loads of information and even helped us with the transportation. He was even ok to leave our luggages with him during this time as we didn't needed them.

All in all, I would really recommend we volunteer nepal. Bhagawan and his wife are two very kind hearted people which will make your volunteering experience a very unique one!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Dec 4, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

RCDP Nepal

i was volunteering 3 months in Rampur chitwan on a farm.
I digged and mulched the fields. Seeded plants and saw them growing. the work was sometimes hard but I enjoyed very much and I'm really glad that i could live with a host family togerher. it was nice to see how is the actually life in nepal. We shard food, experiences and celebrated many festivals together also one marriage. i will really miss them and the wonderful peaceful time on the farm.

I can only recommend it!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Dec 3, 2017
Overall:
7
Support:
7
Value:
6

RCDP Nepal

Had a really good time in Nepal!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Oct 28, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Projects Abroad

Nepal was my first time out of the country, but it was an experience I will never forget. I knew that if I ever needed anything in Nepal, I had 20 different people I could call for help. The Projects Abroad staff was so awesome and helpful. They made sure to place us with a caring and kind family, and with supervisors who wanted to teach us. My time in Nepal is something I value very much, but the knowledge and background that I now have for physiotherapy and foreign countries is so much more.

My favorite part of Nepal was my host family. I stayed with 3 other volunteers and now have 3 new best friends from around the world. My host mom was the absolute sweetest human being I had ever met. She was constantly making sure that we were all comfortable and happy. Her three sons were always there to help and even pick us up from town if we needed a ride. My roommate could not figure out how to get home from her placement, and kept getting lost. My host family was always ready to pick her up when she was lost and even walked to and from work with her for a week. My host mom had a knack for making maps to help us to get work and to town and I will never forget them. The food was impeccable and we experienced true Nepali culture. My host mom will always hold a special place in my heart.

Outside of work and home, I got to get really close with the other volunteers. Going to a foreign country for 5 weeks could be a taxing challenge, but having 30 other people to do it with made it so much easier. Every Friday, the staff at projects abroad organized a group activity. We learned about Nepal culture and food, while getting to see all the volunteers. This allowed us to get to know each other and have friends to hang out with on the weekends. Besides our Friday night activity, the staff also organized outreaches weekly. This meant that typically once a week, we went out to the community and participated in something related to our placement. In physiotherapy, we typically went with the medical volunteers to talk to schools and kids about hygiene, health and activity. Other times, a doctor or physiotherapist would come in and teach us something new. I valued this experience because it was constantly challenging me in my field. Along with the challenge, I got to exchange information and knowledge with people who valued the same stuff as me. The Projects Abroad staff always made sure that our outreaches pertained to our field and were important for the community or us. Overall, my experience in Nepal is something that I will never forget.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Oct 26, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
9

Projects Abroad

I traveled to Nepal for three months to work on the disaster relief/building project. The support I received in the months leading up to my departure from Projects Abroad was amazing. I had my flights and insurance organised by their team and the staff were always happy to answer my many questions about visas, money, Nepali culture and the project itself. Upon arrival I was welcomed into my host house with 13 guests, I quickly learnt that the volunteer community that Projects Abroad created would be, after the Projects Abroad staff, your lifeline. From teaching you the ins and outs of the way of life and the language, to becoming your tour guide for the cities attractions, there would always be someone who had been in the city long enough to make you feel like you were travelling with a local.

Work was very varied with demolition, bricklaying, concrete mixing, sanding and painting. It was busy and hard work at times but every volunteer could work to their own capabilities. The onsite Nepali engineers and masons guided us through every step while our Projects Abroad building coordinator was always there to ensure the smooth running of the project as well as the overall well-being of the volunteers.

For the duration of my stay I was looked after by incredible host parents, Ram and Mina and their two year old daughter Eva. After work we would often spend hours with Eva teaching her how to kick a soccer ball or chatting to our host dad Ram who had very good English, about his life and Nepali culture. The food provided for us was always plentiful and delicious, with the local masala tea served twice daily quickly becoming an addiction for many volunteers. Volunteer life was always busy, you were never short of places to see and people to meet with weekly activities hosted in the centre of Kathmandu by Projects Abroad. We practiced yoga and momo (a dumpling) making and learnt traditional Nepali dancing. Projects Abroad made sure that you were wholly immersed in the culture whilst having the experience of a lifetime, could not recommend it more highly.

Program:
Location: Nepal
Posted: Oct 21, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

A Broader View Volunteers Corp

Before I left for my travels earlier this year I completed the necessary training to receive my EMT certificate in the states. After some searching online, I found this opportunity and thought it would be a great way to combine my travels with my newly learned skills.
The pre medical program was a fantastic way to experience a different hospital environment in a place with limited resources. I had the opportunity to observe the ER general OPP multiple endoscopies, the path lab and 4 surgeries during my 3 weeks.
The bedrooms and common space provided were both very nice in areas to stay for 3 weeks. Enough space was provided even with 7 volunteers, the volunteer house is very big and safe.
And I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed everything about Nepal. Its challenges, its food, its people made it an amazing experience and I want to return very soon.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Oct 20, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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