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Rural teaching in Palampur, India

Teach English abroad and share your interests in sports, music or art with children in this village school

On your gap year abroad if you are looking for something different, the opportunity to experience a new culture and make a difference, then Palampur is your ideal gap year destination. You will be teaching in a village school with, in the countryside, surrounded by ancient woods and endless picturesque tea gardens. This gap year destination is also very close to the home of the Dalai Lama, so you will undoubtedly experience a bit of Tibetan culture during your time as a volunteer teacher here.

Your volunteer role: On this gap year project you will be helping at a small, but well established rural school situated a short bus ride out of town. The school has 250 students taught by only 8 full time staff, so help from gap year volunteers is hugely necessary. As a volunteer teacher here you will have the chance to really influence these children’s lives.

Normal curriculum is taught until 2.30pm and after that you have the chance to teach something that you are especially interested in. Be it football, music or painting, as long as you bring the relevant materials you can use this time to teach whatever you like…within reason! Volunteer input and enthusiasm here is important for creating an enjoyable school experience and enabling children the chance to do something they wouldn't normally do. We find that gap year volunteer run activities increase attendance and are something the children very much look forward to. So this is a time when you can really help make a difference sharing your knowledge, experience and passion. Be sure to think about what you could bring to this time and plan well so that you can take the right materials and equipment with you.

Your experience: Palampur is a popular gap travel destination; you will be staying with other volunteers in our volunteer house situated in a peaceful part of the town a 30 min bus ride from the school. You can make the most of your gap year in India by using the weekends to travel with other volunteers to other parts of this beautiful Himalayan region and getting involved in local festivals and celebrations. Nearby McloadGanj is where the Dalai Lama settled after leaving Tibet, there are Buddhist temples and monasteries there that are well worth a visit, and if you are lucky you may even see his holiness the Dalai Lama himself! This area is also full of adventure sports like trekking, paragliding and white water rafting if you fancy a bit of gap year adventure!

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Teach English to children
Explore Palampur
Visit the home of the Dalai Lama
Run your own activities

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