Homestay and Cultural Exchange

Family is the cornerstone of Nepalese social life.  Those who wish to immerse themselves in language, culture, and daily life should consider spending time with a host family.  This provides an intimate experience of Nepal and also allows the host family to learn about other cultures, lifestyles, and languages.CIMG2773

Most placements are arranged in rural areas with typical Nepali-style houses. Volunteers participate in activities based on their interests:

  • helping prepare food
  • taking care of the kitchen garden
  • looking after the animals
  • teaching English or other subjects to children
  • contributing to social mobilization on different issues

Of course, homestays can be combined with other volunteer work available in the local community.

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We have ongoing arrangements with host families of various jati(caste or ethnic group) who are always keen to welcome guests and provide optimum care and satisfaction. Typical Nepali meals will be served at least three times a day and include simple, but nourishing rice, vegetable curry, dal (lentil soup), chutney, milk, fruit, and sometimes meat.  The food is prepared in good hygiene and is mostly organic.  No worries for vegetarians.  Host families can easily accommodate them.

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