Teaching Assistant in Buddhist Monasteries, Nepal

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Program Description

Discover Nepal’s hidden beauty, and teach English in Tibetan monasteries to help the young monks realise their true potential. You will have the unique opportunity to teach Tibetan kids and adults how to understand scriptures written in English, whilst exploring the fascinating culture of the Buddhist monasteries – something which the average tourist can only dream of experiencing.

During this project you will spend your working days planning your own English lessons, organising games, conducting workshops and other creative activities. Your teaching will have a truly positive impact, as being able to speak and read English is a skill that can dramatically enhance the course of a Buddhist monk’s life.

You will be based in the capital city of Kathmandu, and during your free time you will be able to explore here and the breath-taking country of Nepal. You will have the chance to experience Nepal’s world-famous attractions including rafting on the Tibetan border, trekking the renowned Annapurna circuit or even bungee jumping with the longest free-fall bungee jump in the world.


- Gain valuable and interesting teaching experience, which will surely enhance your CV and future career.
- Teach the young monks how to explore Buddhist scriptures written in English, and to circulate their teachings to the rest of the world.
- Experience the unique and amazing Buddhist and Nepalese cultures.
- Explore the breath-taking country of Nepal, and visit world-famous attractions.


- Minimum age: 18 years old
- A good level of oral and written English
- Teaching experience is desirable but not mandatory
- International volunteers are welcome
- You should be independent, enthusiastic, adaptable, hard-working and have an open-minded attitude
- Most importantly you need to be respectful of the Nepalese culture and enjoy working with children

What`s Included

- Accommodation: volunteer housing, on-project housing or homestay
- Food: all meals are provided by staff or host family during work days
- Transportation: airport pick-up
- Sightseeing activities
- Pre-departure advice and information
- In-country training and assistance
- 24 hour emergency contacts
- Donation to the project

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Program Locations

Kathmandu, Nepal

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Program Details

Twin Work and Volunteer
  • Nepal: Kathmandu
1-3 months
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide
This programme is unpaid, as it is a volunteering position.
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