Teaching in Nepal

Our Volunteer Teaching program in Nepal places you at a primary school in the capital city Kathmandu or in the rural village of Bijayanagar.

As a volunteer teacher in Nepal, you will teach English to children in government schools. You can also teach in other disciplines such as math, science, music, geography, art, dance, etc. One volunteer even taught a group of children circus acrobatics for 6 weeks!

The students range in age from 5 to 15 years of age. The teaching curriculum in Nepal for each major subject is based on the students’ standard book. Teaching volunteers are also encouraged to create their own lesson plans.

Depending on the subject, volunteers can bring along teaching materials such as picture books, instruments, flash cards, art supplies, and songs.

Each institution has its own permanent staff member who assists volunteers with their teaching and in communicating with the children and colleagues. Classes are generally in session five days a week, with four to six class periods each day and a break for lunch.

In 2003, our Teaching Program in Nepal was named one of the Top 10 Gap Year programs by the Observer newspaper in the UK.

Locations:  Kathmandu, Bijayanagar (Chitwan).

Dates:  Available year-round. You choose the start and end dates.

Requirements:  Age 16+

Length of Stay:  4 weeks minimum. 4 months maximum.

Schedule:  Volunteer Monday – Friday 830am to 2pm. Weekends free-time.

Accommodations:  Host Family.

Program Fees

  • 1 Week: $995
  • 2 Weeks: $1,150
  • 3 Weeks: $1,300
  • 4 Weeks: $1,450
  • (After 4th week, add $150 per extra week)

What’s Included

  • Volunteer Placement
  • Meals & Accommodations
  • Airport Pickup & Drop-Off
  • 24-hour Support
  • Orientation in Bijayanagar
  • Handbook for Bijayanagar
  • Pre-trip Guidance & Support
  • Assistance with Visa Process
  • Drop-off at Program Site
  • Introduction to Host Family
  • Guidance with Extra Sightseeing
  • Cosmic Volunteers T-shirt
  • Certificate of Participation
  • An experience that will last a lifetime!

(Not Included: Flights, Insurance, Visas)