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Volunteer with Buddhist Monks & Local community members in Laos

Practical information

Strengths

  • Teach Buddhist novice monks and other students in Luang Prabang
  • Learn about Theravada Buddhist practices
  • Immerse yourself in the many diverse cultures of Laos
  • Swim in the crystal clear cascading pools of the Kuang Si Waterfalls
  • Opportunity to complete a course offered in partnership with University of Richmond in the United States

Program description

Young boys from the outskirts of Laos often join Temple schools as it provides them with access to education as well as a place to stay. Often classes are overcrowded and teaches require additional support in order to offer quality education. 

 

As a participant on this program you could expect to be involved in lesson planning, preparing of resources, assisting with teaching, hosting small group English language lessons for young adults in the area as well as occasionnally team teaching classes. 

 

By engaging in this project you assist in improving the quality of education which increases quailty of life as there is greater opportunity for work.  

 

From Monday to Friday, you will devote yourself to the preparation and the animation of the English courses. During the weekends, you will be free to visit the surroundings, or simply to relax with the other volunteers.

 

This program includes an optional Community Development online course which must be completed in order to obtain a certificate offered in partnership with the University of Richmond in the United States.

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Where is your project

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Included in the price

  • Airport pick up
  • Accommodation
  • Location orientation
  • Meals while on project (except on work placements for long term internships)
  • 24 hour support and supervisor on project
  • Orientation on teaching methods and techniques, language, culture and religion

Not included in the price

  • Flights
  • Visa
  • Insurance
  • Extra local excursions

Your accommodation

Live with other participants from around the world in the ancient city of Luang Prabang, among Buddhist temples, rolling hills, and the mighty Mekong river. The base is situated at a quaint guesthouse, with an outdoor space where participants can relax and take in the tranquil atmosphere of the capital of Laos.

 

Project work continues from Monday to Friday at local educational centers around town and meals are available at restaurants on base. In your free time learn more about the many cultures of Laos, by taking additional language lessons, exploring nearby temples, or visiting a rice farm. Bond with new friends while visiting the beautiful Si Kuang falls or taking a river cruise down to the historic Pak Ou Caves, filled with thousands of images of the Buddha.

Activities

Additional information

Are you looking to pursue a career in social development? Why not upgrade to a career internship.

The career upgrade offers you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience by working with partner orginisations in multiple locations. This combination of having a virtual experience  on top of on the ground experience are qualities that are highly sought after by employers.

 

Do you have an independent research topic to complete? Why not upgrade to an research internship.

Gain valuable experience and collect data for a dissertation or thesis. This program offers virtual check ins with a research supervisor who has extensive experience and credentials in this sector. As a research intern, your main focus will be collecting or analyzing data and writing a paper. 

JOB GUARANTEE: for both the Career & Research internship, we offer a job guarantee for those who join for a minimum of 6 months with a 50% cash back guarantee (terms and conditions apply).

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Conditions

- Up to date CV/ resume

- Copy of return flight itinerary

- To speak English fluently

- Police clearance

- Acceptance subject to availability of position

Payment
A deposit of 300 € must be paid 7 days after sending your reservation and then the balance must be sent to us no more than 12 weeks before the start of your project.
For stays in less than 12 weeks: the full amount must be paid to confirm the reservation. 

Cancellation

A 50% deposit is required for booking. Balance payment is due 4 weeks prior to departure. In case of cancellation before start date, all fees will be refunded, except the deposit. In case of cancellation after start date, there will be no refund.

Other

Founded in 1998, our partner organistion run award winning programs in 21 locations, in 13 countries around the world, each manned by their own staff and aligned to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or UN SDGs as well as the objectives of local partners. 

 

As an organisation, their aim is to constantly develop an understanding of ethical best practice. In so doing, they aim to provide an exemplary industry standard for other education institutions, international development organisations, and social enterprises. Their Badge of Ethics stands for the drive to always do good, better. 

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Volunteer with Buddhist Monks & Local community members in Laos
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