Exchange Program And Home stay program
program gives you opportunities to explore the
rich cultural diversity of Nepal. Nepal's vast
diversity of people, rich culture & art as well
as distinctive architecture, makes it ideal as
an amazing & interesting destination for
exploration. Nepal is claimed to be one of the
best exploring destinations with all its varied
language, tradition & unique hospitality of the
people inhabited in the countryside.
The best month for home stay
is from the month of August to December where
loads of local festivals take place that makes
the volunteers stay more excitable and
memorable. Other month from January to May is
also very good for excellent whether condition.
Nepali culture is diverse, there are numbers of
tribal group reside in different parts of the
country. Each tribal group has their own dialect
they used Nepali language to communicate with
inter group. They celebrate their own festival
like sherpas, Gurugn and Tamang they celebrate “Lhosar”,
Newari group celebrate “indrajatra, ghode jatra,
kwanti purnimaa.” Similarly other tribal group
Rai, Limbu celebrates Cahndipurne.
Home stay program is a unique opportunities
to observe Nepali and other tribal group culture
and their lifestyle. Alliance Nepal offers
home stay program for students, expatriates
volunteers or anyone who wants to see Nepal very
closely. The home stay program could be arranged
in rural, urban and other location in BB basis
or full board basis. Our hosts have already
served numbers of international paying guests
who experience a worthwhile time. They are very
hospitable, helpful, understand more western
culture and respect it.
Alliance Nepal main objectives of this
program is to introduce Home Stay program in
Nepal and help to students who wish to research
about related with Nepal and Nepalese. More over
we aim to support volunteer in understaffed
community schools, teach local women group and
youth group. Depend on participants’
availability you can work 3 to 6 hours a day, 6
days a week.
As a participant for cross culture and home stay
program you have to be:
flexible and able to demonstrate respect
for another culture;
sensitive to local cultural values;
willing to observe prevailing workplace
hierarchies and protocol;
able to work independently;
willing to serve others in the way they
want to be served; be
able to demonstrate initiative and have a
sense of humor;
open to other possibilities, differing
opinions, and values that may contradict your
able to function as a member of a team;
Upon your arrival, if you are traveling by air
you will be picked up at the airport and
traveling by over-lands picked up from bus
station in Kathmandu and placed in a hostel. You
will go to Alliance office to introduce
with staff member, code of conduct about
Alliance Nepal and briefing about your
project and placement.
You will receive pre placement orientation
appropriate to length of volunteering and
During this time, you will participate in a
3-day volunteer orientation designed to ensure a
smooth transition into Nepali culture life and a
productive contribution to the local community.
The orientation will provide you with extensive
information about your new work situation, as
well as tips on handling intercultural issues.
After completion your orientation you will be
taken to your placement.
Dates and Duration
Eligibility and Skills Required
Minimum age 18 yrs
You do not need any formal teacher
training or experience to participate, but
whatever experience you do have will be taken
into account when arranging your day-to-day
Volunteers need to be independent,
enthusiastic and adaptable, hard-working with
an open-minded attitude.
Depending on your project locations, if you are
placed in rural area then you will be staying
with host family who provide you a room. You
have to understand Nepal is a one of the poorest
country so you do not expect very cozy board in
rural host family. Some placement may not have
electricity they use either solar panel
electricity with few voltage power or they use
candle and kerosene lamp.
During orientation you will have food as per
your choice in pokhara. There are varieties of
restaurants that offer Indian, Chinese,
Japanese, Nepali and other continental foods.
During your placement you will be provided with
Nepali food Daal (lentil soup), bhaat (rice)
with vegetable and sometimes eggs or meat if you
are non-vegetarian. Most of the meals with host
families are organic. If they have buffalo or
cow they will offer you non-pasteurized milk.
Usually host family eat food at 8:30 am and 7:30
pm in the noon they provide you snack that would
be puff corn, beaten rice, noodles etc.
During orientation you will involve in a two
days tour after finishing your daily Nepali
language that would be around Pokhara
How to Apply ?