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- Experience a different kind of project every two weeks!
- Do conservation work in Nepal
- Help disadvantaged communities with Public Health and Childcare Projects in Cambodia.
- Support disaster relief work by Building classrooms and help local staff on our Teaching Project in Nepal.
- Explore the UNESCO temples of Angkor Wat and take a safari at Chitwan National Park.
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Is this Gap Semester in Asia right for me?
If you are 17-24 and seeking a chance to discover the world in a structured, meaningful, safe and engaging setting, you should read on. This programme is designed to allow you to explore new cultures and gain exposure to a variety of fields through hands-on experiential learning.
If you have finished high school and have passion, energy and an open mind to really find out what it’s like to live and work in other countries, this programme is perfect for you!
We explain more about Gap Semester Projects and what they involve below. While most of these projects focus on volunteering, we can facilitate internships during your gap semester if you need to fulfil requirements for school. Just let us know when you apply to join.
Childcare and Education
The focus of our Childcare Project in Cambodia is to ensure that young kids learn the skills they need to thrive once they leave school. You’ll provide extra support for teachers in overcrowded and understaffed pre-school and primary schools. You’ll teach through play and other creative activities.
- Create lesson plans with help from our local staff
- Support early childhood development through games, arts and crafts.
- Focus on literacy work and conversational English.
- Promote good hygiene practices and teach about nutrition
You don’t need previous experience working with kids. We’ll provide training, workshops, and resources so you’ll have everything you need.
Provide education to remote communities in and around Siem Reap. Teach about the environment, basic health, nutrition and other important topics that are often ignored in regular classes.
- Visit remote communities
- Create workshops and games to involve community members of all ages
After returning from Siem Reap you will have the opportunity to join our Public Health initiative. You’ll work alongside nurses and doctors to provide outreach visits and mobile clinics to communities that have little to no access to healthcare.
- Learn basic medical skills from our experienced staff
- Conduct health checks alongside professionals
- Teach children about healthcare, nutrition, and hygiene
- Record, analyse, and report data for our Global Impact Database
You'll be based in a primary school and work alongside local teachers who will guide and assist you.
- Teach children English and make lessons fun and engaging
- Design resources to contribute towards a literacy-rich environment
- Assist teachers with subjects like music, science, sports, art, life skills, and hygiene
- Attend workshops about the education system in Nepal
Work alongside builders, engineers and architects to assist with classroom construction. Kathmandu is still recovering from the 2015 earthquake that devastated the region. Your assistance will make a clear and visible impact in developing the local community and enabling more children to access education.
- Renovate existing classrooms
- Support construction of new classrooms, toilets and washing facilities
- Learn how to mix cement, dig foundations and lay bricks
Head to Chitwan National Park to begin your Conservation adventure. Stay in a small village surrounded by rice paddy fields.
- Work with conservation specialists in the community forest adjacent to Chitwan National Park
- Monitor species and conduct biodiversity surveys
- Check camera traps for Bengal Tigers
- Conduct surveys on the greater on-horned rhinoceros
- Raise awareness about ongoing conservation efforts through workshops and lessons in local schools and communities
Where in Cambodia and Nepal will I work?
You'll start your journey in Phnom Penh. The Capital of Cambodia sits on the banks of the Tonlé Sap and Mekong Rivers. However, for all its growth, there remain areas of poverty and marginalization in the city. These are the communities your work will focus on supporting.
Even with Cambodia’s history of war, the city is rapidly developing to keep up with an expanding population and growing tourism industry. In some places, it can be an intriguing mix of traditional and modern life. And, around every corner, your nose will be led to some of the most delicious Cambodian food. The city also boasts a lively night life and a great selection of spas and restaurants.
As you walk the streets, you’ll be greeted by saffron-clad monks, chaotic traffic, and some of the friendliest locals you’ll ever meet. You can spend time at the many Buddhist temples, sample delicious fish amok or Cambodian chicken curry, or visit one of the local markets and modern malls.
The cultural and tourist centre of Cambodia, Siem Reap retains some of its colonial French influence. With sprawling night markets and an assortment of exciting street food, Siem Reap is a great place to explore and learn more about the culture of Cambodia. From here, you’re also within easy reach of the world famous Angkor Wat. Hundreds of ancient temples are scattered throughout the jungle and are an unforgettable sight.
While Siem Reap city is prosperous, the surrounding province is one of the poorest in the country. You'll conduct community outreach events and workshops in these areas.
You’ll spend your first 10 days in the bustling city of Kathmandu. Explore ancient temples and marvel at views of the Himalayas.
You’ll travel to the city of Bharatpur in Chitwan District. This fast growing city is full of sacred religious sites, as well as forts and palaces. It’s popular with tourists due to its close proximity to Chitwan National Park. Bishazari Tal wetland also lies on the southern side of the city and is a popular bird watching site. Spend time exploring the many colourful markets, and gaze in wonder at the snow-capped mountains surrounding the city.
Chitwan National Park
You’ll live and work in on the edge of Chitwan National Park. Surrounded by rice paddy fields, you'll experience rural life and nature.
Wir setzen die Ziele und Absichten unserer Projekte in Dokumenten fest, die sich Management Plans nennen. Wir nutzen diese, um deine Arbeit ordentlich zu planen. Die Dokumente helfen uns auch dabei, unsere Leistung und Wirkung jedes Jahr zu evaluieren.
Letztendlich helfen uns die Management Plans dabei, unsere Projekte immer besser zu organisieren. Dadurch kannst du einen Beitrag zu Arbeit leisten, die wirklich einen Unterschied macht, da wo es gebraucht wird. Lies mehr über unsere Management Plans.
Das Ausmaß unserer Wirkung
In unseren Projekte arbeiten wir auf klare, langfristige Ziele hin, und verfolgen spezifische, jährliche Ziele. Jede/r Freiwillige/r und jede/r Praktikant/in, die wir in diese Projekte entsenden, tragen zu der Verfolgung dieser Ziele bei, unabhängig davon wieviel Zeit sie in den Projekten verbringen.
Jedes Jahr betrachten wir mit etwas Abstand die Fortschritte, die wir zum Erreichen dieser Ziele gemacht haben. Wir stellen einen Global Impact Report zusammen, in dem unsere Errungenschaften dokumentiert werden. Erfahre mehr über die Wirkung, die unsere globale Gemeinschaft von Freiwilligen, Praktikant/innen und Mitarbeiter/innen erzielen, und lies dir den neuesten Report durch.
Sicherheit und unterstützung durch unsere mitarbeiter/innen
Deine Sicherheit ist unser wichtigstes Anliegen. Wir wenden viele Vorgehensweisen und Systeme an, um sicherzustellen, dass du die nötige Unterstützung bekommst und deine Reise unbesorgt genießen kannst. Unsere Projects Abroad Mitarbeiter/innen stehen dir rund um die Uhr zur Verfügung, und sorgen dafür, dass du dich in deiner Unterkunft und in deinem Projekt gut einlebst. Falls du irgendwelche Probleme haben solltest, helfen sie dir jederzeit.
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