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Social Work & Community Development in South India

Locations

India: Bangalore, Chennai, Madurai

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks

Term

Throughout the year

Dates

Inquire for specific dates

Intern Types

  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Environmental Management
  • Health Sciences
  • Journalism
  • Medicine
  • Photography
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Women's Studies

Languages

  • English

Cost in US$:

Costs vary. Please contact us for details

Cost Includes:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

Pre-departure Support: ELI's expert staff will be happy to assist you with planning your trip

Airport Pickup: Participants are met when they arrive at the airport in Chennai and brought to the program accommodation

In-Country Orientation: Each program starts with a 2-3 day orientation to help participants get their feet on the ground and able to navigate South India

In-country Staff Support: ELI's India coordinator has years of experience working with Volunteers, Interns, and Study Abroad Students. He is very resourceful and on call 24/7 in case of emergency.

Accommodations: Participants stay in housing associated with the project and are provided with three basic vegetarian meals a day.

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Aids
  • Arts
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Computer Training
  • Conservation
  • Culture
  • Disability Issues
  • Eco-tourism
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Health Education
  • Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Orphans
  • Public Health
  • Small Business Development
  • Social Work
  • Street Children
  • Teaching
  • Women
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

There is no typical ELI volunteer. We work with people from all over the world and a variety of backgrounds. ELI has placed volunteers ranging in age from 18-81. Successful volunteers are flexible, upbeat, energetic, and inquisitive.

Age Range

18-70

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Participants Travel

Independently

Typically Participants Work

Independently