INDIA - Teaching Children and Beyond (<18)

Explore the magical land of India which is full of diverse people, dramatic landscapes and spiritual energy. Make a difference in the lives of Indian youth as you teach underserved children, support infrastructure projects at local schools and volunteer on community development projects. Discover authentic India through visiting the Taj Mahal, the royal city of Jaipur, a unique camel safari, camping in the desert and participating in an array of cultural activities.

Duration: 21 Days (20 Nights)

Dates: See Dates tab below

Location: Jaipur, India

$4,999

Description

Experience Highlights:

  • Live in the royal city of Jaipur, also known as the “Pink City” for its distinctive color.
  • Work with an orphanage that caters to children affected by many issues facing India, from widespread poverty to the HIV epidemic. Your service may range from building a new room to playing and interacting with the kids.
  • During your second week, volunteer at a school for underprivileged girls, where you will work on infrastructure projects and school beautification.
  • In your third week, teach children in the local schools and be part of the initiative to support children academically in a part of the world where the literacy rate is below 70%.
  • Discover India’s diverse religious history as you visit a historic temple famous for being the only one erected for Brahma, and participate in yoga sessions guided by a Brahmin.
  • Gain invaluable cultural knowledge through immersing yourself in cultural activities like Bollywood dance, traditional Indian cooking classes and dress workshops.
  • Take a town tour in Pushkar and visit a colorful and vibrant local market where you can shop for items like embroidered clothes, jewelry and traditional goods.
  • Take a cable car ride to a temple at the top of a mountain, with stunning aerial views of the desert and town below. Visit sacred Lake Pushkar, a site of religious significance to those practicing Hinduism. Camp in the desert outskirts after experiencing a unique camel safari.
  • Visit the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra, an ultimate bucket list item and the world’s most famous monument to undying love.
  • Between sightseeing and participating in various cultural activities, learn about and discuss the preeminent issues in the region, from access to health care to educational opportunities for youth.
  • Contribute 45 hours of community service.
  • Student/Staff Ratio: 6 to 1.

 

A typical Initiative for Children Experience:

  • In both Jaipur and Pushkar, Home Bases will be hotels with nice, clean and safe accommodations.
  • Students will stay in gender-segregated rooms with roommates and have access to shared bathrooms.
  • Meals will consist of mostly vegetarian dishes due to the local culture, but non-vegetarian dishes will also be provided.

Included

Experience Fee Includes:

  • All educational materials.
  • Lodging.
  • 3 meals per day.
  • All in-country transportation.
  • Airport pick-up/drop-off.
  • Professional full-time staff and experts from the USA/Europe.
  • 24/7 Parent Support Hotline during the program.
  • Secondary medical and travel insurance.
  • All cultural activities, lectures and weekend excursions.
  • Pre-departure materials and support.

 

Experience Fee Excludes:

  • Flights.
  • International and domestic airport taxes.
  • Medical and travel insurance.
  • Visa costs.

Dates

  • 1 July – 21 July 2019
  • 25 July – 14 August 2019

Documents Required

  • Personal Details – Name, Surname, Date of Birth, Nationality.

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