Volunteer Society Nepal : The best experience for volunteers, the best value for Nepal.

A Group of 27 University Students & Their Mentors Joined our Educational Tour and Volunteering Program in Nepal

Volunteer Society Nepal offers a range of projects with the combination of Expedition and volunteering to provide University Students with valuable international work experience, practical skills, and academic enrichment along with jungle safari and short hiking in Nepal. These projects are suitable for Student Groups, University Clubs, and Faculty-Led Student Groups. The volunteering opportunities cover a diverse range of projects, including Community Development, Education for the underprivileged, Women Empowerment, and Medical Volunteering, which includes Physiotherapy, Dental, and Nursing Projects. These projects can be customized to meet the specific academic, research, and professional learning needs of students studying Social Work, International Relations, Development Studies, Business Management, Gender Studies, as well as Medical, Pre-Medical, Public Health, Nursing, Dental, and Physiotherapy. Throughout the projects, students will be guided by professionals and will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on work that aligns with their competence, skill set, and willingness to learn.

5 student from netherlands taking a picture infront of pashupati nath in nepal
Photo op at Pashupatinath temple

A Memorable Journey: Students From Corlaer College Embark On An Unforgettable Visit To Nepal

A group of 27 university students and their mentors from Corlaer College, the Netherlands, embarked on a life-changing visit to Nepal. This immersive experience allowed them to explore the rich cultural heritage, engage in community service, and forge lasting connections with CBIA School and the local communities. The group got involved in learning, exploration, and meaningful interactions.

Nepal Language Training
The Nepali language holds the status of being the national and official language of Nepal, and is widely spoken throughout the Kingdom. Learning this language can provide a distinctive experience, especially for expatriate volunteers who come to Nepal to serve the local community. To assist these volunteers and research students in their language and cultural education, Volunteer Society offers Nepali language and cultural training, as well as education on other indigenous languages, Nepali culture, and society. VSN also offered them survival language classes for university students, which span over a period of two days.

Staying with local Nepal family

To provide a unique experience different life style, students and their mentors were placed with a Nepali family where they experienced about all aspects of Nepali culture, lifestyle, language, food and people Nepali cooking, dancing, playing instruments, games while they were staying with Nepali family, They also got opportunity to get involved in local festivals take place. That made for an overall more exciting experience for the volunteer. Nepali culture is distinctively friendly and open and participants were made to feel as though they are part of the family.

School exchange program in nepal

Embracing Cultural Immersion:

The students’ visit to Nepal started with a deep dive into the rich cultural tapestry of the country. From exploring the ancient city of Bhaktapur to marveling at the breathtaking Boudhanath Stupa, they witnessed firsthand the vibrant traditions, art, and architecture that make Nepal so unique. Trying authentic Nepali cuisines further heightened their cultural immersion, allowing them to savor the flavors of the land and connect with the local communities on a deeper level.

  • Empowering Education:

A significant aspect of the students’ visit was their engagement with CBIA School and other educational initiatives supported by organizations like Tika Foundation. The students participated in training sessions for teachers, sharing their knowledge and learning from local educators. They visited schools and interacted with students, understanding the challenges and triumphs of education in Nepal. These experiences reinforced the importance of education as a catalyst for personal and societal growth.

group volunteer in nepal
after local school classroom painting
  • Community Service and Environmental Responsibility:

The students embraced the spirit of service by engaging in community projects. They joined hands with CBIA School students to clean the surrounding areas, leaving a positive impact on the local environment. They also actively participated in decorating the CBIA School, transforming its walls into vibrant works of art. These acts of service allowed the students to contribute to the betterment of the community and instilled a sense of environmental responsibility.

  • Wildlife Encounters and Adventure:
    The journey took an exciting turn as the students traveled to Sauraha for a wildlife adventure. They enjoyed a thrilling elephant picnic, feeding and interacting with these majestic creatures. Canoeing, jungle walks, and jeep safaris provided them with an up-close encounter with Nepal’s diverse flora and fauna. The students left with a profound appreciation for the importance of environmental conservation and the need to protect Nepal’s natural treasures.
  • Lasting Connections and Farewell:
    Throughout their visit, the students built deep connections with the CBIA School community, local organizations, and the inspiring girls from the Girls’ Scholarship Project. Emotional farewells marked the end of their journey, but the memories and friendships forged will endure. The students left Nepal with a broader perspective, an appreciation for cultural diversity, and a renewed commitment to making a positive impact in their own communities.

The visit to Nepal was a transformative experience for the students from Corlaer College. It provided them with a unique opportunity to explore a new culture, engage in community service, and broaden their horizons. The journey fostered empathy, cultural understanding, and a commitment to global citizenship. As they returned home, the students carried with them a profound appreciation for the power of education, the beauty of cultural exchange, and the significance of service to others. The visit to Nepal will forever hold a special place in their hearts, serving as a catalyst for personal growth and a lifelong commitment to making a difference in the world.