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Teach at a Buddhist Monastery

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months


2017 Arrival Dates: January 23, February 6, February 20, March 6, March 20, April 3, April 17, May 1, May 15, May 29, June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7.


Experience in the classroom is helpful but not necessary. Volunteers must be 18 years of age, fluent in English, interested in Nepali culture, flexible and enthusiastic.


  • English

Cost in US$:

We are proud to keep our program fees low! Visit our website for cost breakdown.

Cost Includes:

  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure
  • Registration fees
  • In-country staff support
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Language instruction
  • Food
  • Housing

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Arts
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Teaching
  • Tutor
  • Writing
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

Successful ELI volunteers want to learn about other cultures, meet new people, and contribute in struggling communities. They are flexible, open-minded, and fun.

Age Range

18-81 - All volunteers are welcome!

This Program is open to

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

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Resume

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home