Teaching and Travelling
Since arriving in Nepal, I received great service from TSN staff. My flight was late for an hour, and the staff waited for the whole time to pick me up and take me to my host family. The overall conditions were better than I imagined: there was wireless WiFi and hot water in the homestay.
On the first day, TSN staff took me to visit the city and environment around the host family. After that, I had some Nepali language and culture classes. I worked in the Women’s Centre and local school to teach English. They love to learn! I enjoyed the process of teaching; through it I learned new knowledge and culture, and had a sense of achievement.
Kathmandu is a very safe place. When I decided to volunteer in Nepal, my parents were a little worried about the situation because they did not know if it’s safe for a girl to go alone to an unfamiliar country for so long. By showing the TSN website and volunteer’s reports, my parents gained confidence and supported me to participate in the TSN program.
The reason for choosing TSN is its close relationship with schools and orphanages and knowing that my costs went directly to these projects. The cost to participate in the TSN program is suitable for a student.
The opportunity to help others gave me the sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. I really enjoyed the Nepali styles of life because it is a simple way to be happy. Being a volunteer in Nepal is a good way to experience the local life and reflect on our busy city life. I hope to have another chance to return to this magical country!