Trip Details

Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to enrich the lives of enthusiastic, underprivileged children. Education is the most powerful tool to improve the future. Whether you are a qualified teacher or have an interest in volunteering to teach abroad, you can take part in this project teaching English and Special Education to the local children. Choosing your own method of delivering the lessons, your teaching work will take place at the local Kindergarten and Primary Schools.

After completing the Goa Introduction Week, you will be assigned the role of assistant teacher at one of the many Kindergarten schools. Primarily enabling children to improve their grasp of the English language, you may also be called upon to teach drama, music and foreign languages. As part of your duties, you will be expected to assist the teachers and other members of staff in creating teaching plans and performing other day-to-day tasks around the school.

Each of the teaching institutions are over 5 years old. They are all well managed and are supervised by officers from government and private organizations. Sharing common values and aims to create a better future for the children, some of them provide free education.

 

Trip Itinerary

Monday to Friday

Your working day at the project site will take place between 9:30 am and 12:00 pm. During this time your duties will primarily focus on teaching English but could also include teaching drama, music and foreign languages. Through a combination of interactive games, activities and traditional teaching methods, you will encourage children in their academic development but also ensure that they grow as a fully rounded individual. On top of this you will be expected to assist teachers and other school staff with general duties around the school, as well as creating teaching plans.

 

** Please note: This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances. **

Trip Accommodation

Trip Country Info

India

Capital: New Delhi
Language: Hindi, English and 22 other officially recognized languages
Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)
Time zone: UTC +5:30

India is known for its pyramid-like temples, its colorful streets and it’s crowded cities. This country represents one of the most vivid and the largest cultures in the world. From the golden triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra to the coast where Ayurveda medicine was born, India offers a 360 degree journey through the most magical of lands. Known for being the second most populated country in the world, India will show you the faces of thousands of Hindu gods in its very vast collection of temples all throughout the country. The land of colors and smiles is ready to take you on your next adventure whether road tripping or helping out in local communities, this sub-continent will amaze your senses. India will shift the way you see the world.

India’s literacy rate is around 60% for women and 80% for men. The principal language is Hindi and English is also commonly used in all major cities. New Delhi, the capital of India, is what many would call the real deal when travelling through the country. It is one of the biggest and most populated cities in the whole world with up to 25 million citizens. New Delhi is known for its amazing cuisine and its new modality of “street food”, which means restaurants with every specialty you can imagine are available to you all throughout the city! Chennai is another of the biggest cities in India, known as the “Detroit of India” for its automobile industry. If you are looking for a quieter spot Kerala is the centre of lifestyle, art, architecture, language and literature in all of the country!

Gap year travel to India is enjoyed in a country with wonderful history that dates back several thousand years. In particular, one of the most incredible historical points of India is how four separate world religions originated here – Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Buddhism. Beyond this, however, India has only truly been independent as a nation since 1947, just a couple years after World War 2 concluded.

In that time, India has grown to be the eleventh largest economy in the world as well as the second most populous nation, second only to China. This isn’t particularly surprising when you consider that India has been an economic powerhouse for trade routes in the past, but it is very impressive to consider that India has almost reached the status of superpower over the course of 66 years.

The geography of India has been a target for nature lovers for many years but is finally becoming an easy place to visit and explore for foreign tourists. With the Himalayas to the north, the desert in the centre and the luxurious beaches to the west, India has a type of climate that suits the desires of just about anyone. Even if you have a soft spot for snow, you can easily embrace that love by visiting some of the northern mountains which are nearly always capped in snow and ice!

With thousands of years of history and an incredibly diverse climate, India is not a place you can simply read about and understand. You have to visit and immerse yourself within the various Indian cultures before you get an idea of just how amazing India really is. So what are you waiting for? Get in touch now to find out more about our amazing gap year holidays in India or browse the latest experiences below;

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa