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VIN’s teaching English at Buddhist monastery/nunnery volunteer program is one that aims to give volunteers a true taste of life at the monastery. It aims for an exchange between the religious members of a certain community, and foreigners from a drastically different community, that have just one thing in common: the eagerness to learn.

The volunteers may learn about Buddhist culture, while the monks and nuns may learn the English language, an extremely important asset for them. You as a volunteer within this program would experience the role of both teacher and student: humility and authority. English would be your field of expertise and Buddhism your field of apprenticeship.     

Program: Buddhist Monastery & Nunnery
Project: Teaching English at Buddhist Monastery & Nunnery
Start Dates: 1st and 15th of each month
Language Requirements: English (Basic Nepali is provided)
Food and Accommodation: Nepali standard at the monastery / Nunnery or host family
Key Activities: Teaching English, organizing creative and fun activities, sanitation & environment work, teaching physical exercises
Beneficiaries: Monks / Nuns age bet 6 to 30
Working Hours: 3 to 5 hours a day / 5 to 6 days a week
Required Qualifications and Skills: Teaching, Passion to sharing culture, flexible
Program Fees: €505 to €1305 depending on the length of stay

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