Tibetan Teaching, India

An opportunity to volunteer to teach English as a foreign language and Computers to Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala, Northern India, the centre of the Tibetan exile government and the residence of H.H. Dalai Lama.

You can join for 3 to 6 months periods and we have places available from June onwards. 

English TEFL & computer teachers all welcome.

Cost for food (3 meals a day), lodging in school and project support is £135 for any duration.

Tibetans, who grow up in the rural areas of Tibet, often have no possibility to attend school. They live too far away from schools or fees for the Chinese state schools are so high that Tibetan families very often cannot afford it.  To avoid the sad fate of an uneducated person, every year more than 4000 young Tibetans (aged 18 to 30) cross the Himalayas to reach India on foot. They risk their lives crossing these mountains, often more than 9000 feet high.

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What to Expect?

This programme is open to volunteers who want to teach English abroad and who preferably have a recognised TEFL qualification and some TEFL teaching experience, as they will be responsible for preparing and delivering lessons each day. There will usually be two to four volunteers at a time.   Tibetan adults from 18 to 25 yrs old will be taught in small groups for the preparation of KET (Key English Test), PET (Preliminary English Test), FCE (First Certificate in English) and CAE (Certificate in Advanced English).

The school provides all meals and accommodation (private room) for volunteers and the school itself is set in a picturesque area by a river and a small forest.

It is an ideal opportunity for anyone who would like to live amongst a small Tibetan community, teach in India or simply give something back.

  • Program ID: # 2574
  • duration:
    More than 3 Months
  • location:
    Dharamsala
    United States
    US
  • Fitness level:
    Light Impact
    Moderately Fit
  • Closest Airport:
    Delhi (DEL)
  • Costs From:
    Less than $500
  • Program Type:
    Community Development Projects
    Teach Overseas
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