Home Stay/Cultural Exchange Program
stays and cultural exchange programs can be arranged in most areas of
Nepal. Participants will be placed with a Nepali family in a small rural
village or within a city for the duration of their stay. This provides
the volunteers with an excellent opportunity to learn about all aspects
of Nepali culture, lifestyle, language, food and people.
Volunteers should remember that this is a cultural exchange and that
an effort to offer some knowledge of their own home culture and customs
to the family with whom they stay is expected.
Home stay Programs are best organized from August to December which
is the time when most large local feast and festivals take place resulting
in an overall more exciting experience for the volunteer. Nepali culture
is distinctively friendly and open and participants are made to feel
as though they are part of the family. Volunteers are welcome to join
the Program with their children, partners or group of friends.