|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|June||2019||02/01/2019 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|July||2019||03/01/2019 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Teach in the Himalayas
With the Himalayas, diverse cultures, stunning landscapes, and world-class hospitality North India has always been a favorite destination for tourists from all over the world. International Internships LLC takes you into the heart of North India where you can learn, intern and experience the best India has to offer!
This is your chance to get hands-on experience in the shortest possible time. Teaching them English, Math, Science, Art, Craft, Music or Social Sciences, designing teaching aids and working with teachers to introduce new learning techniques to them. India faces a number of challenges that have resulted in a low literacy rate and this program allows you to make a difference in some major problem areas.
Please note that there are multiple start dates each month. After acceptance, we will determine the best start dates work best for you.
Where do we go? NAINITAL and RISHIKESH
Nainital is a popular hill station in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and headquarters of The Nainital district is the Kumaon, in the foothills of outer Himalayas. Situated at an altitude of 2,084 meters (6,837 ft) above sea level, Nainital is set in a valley containing a pear-shaped lake, approximately two miles in circumference, and surrounded by mountains. From the tops of the higher peaks, one can see the beautiful views of the plains, the mass of tangled ridges in the north and the great snowy range which forms the central axis of the Himalayas.
Rishikesh, one of the most tranquil places in northern India, surrounded by hills and bisected by the wide and sluggish Ganges, is often claimed as the `Yoga Capital of the World'. Back in the 1960s, Rishikesh gained instant fame as the site where The Beatles came to stay with their guru, the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It is an excellent place to meditate and study yoga. Rishikesh is also a good starting point for treks to Himalayan pilgrimage centers and therefore is rightly called the gateway to the Himalayan Shrines such as Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri.
Situated 15 miles upstream from Haridwar, at the confluence of the Chandrabhaga and Ganga, Rishikesh has long been a spiritual center. It is said that the sage Raibhya Rishi did severe penance here and as a reward, God appeared to him in the form of a Rishi (saint), hence the name. Rishikesh has numerous ashrams, some of which are internationally known as centers of philosophical studies, yoga, and meditation.
Volunteers get an extraordinary work experience and see the life & culture of local inhabitants living in hilly areas up close and personal. Volunteers can also opt for river rafting and bungee jumping during the weekend and spend evenings in the beautiful cafes located on the banks of river Ganges with the magnificent view of river and hills. ISAC has its accommodation for the volunteers in a guest house in the heart of the city and also at the kid's project location (about 6 miles further up in the Himalayas).
- Program Fee, 1 Week: $2,800 (additional weeks may be added - see below for costs)
- Airport pickup on arrival
- Transportation from Delhi / Udaipur to Program site (in case the program site is different from Delhi / Udaipur)
- Cultural adjustment, health, and safety orientation.
- Program orientation and overview by qualified program personnel (Program Director/Academic Director/Sr. Program Managers)
- Local SIM card on day of arrival
- Shared accommodation at our guesthouses. The accommodation at all of our program locations is secure, centrally located and basic but comfortable.
- Most of our guest houses have power backup, hot water, modern amenities, internet access, television, a well-equipped kitchen, day staff for cooking and cleaning.
- Three meals a day: Indian vegetarian meals. Meat is not served at guest houses for health and hygiene reasons. Often curries or breakfast might include eggs. Vegan meals can also be arranged on request.
- Support during program activities and monitoring (Program activities are Monday to Friday. Weekends are free for students’ personal travel).
- Weekly reviews of the program with qualified program personnel (Program Director/Program Manager/Academic Director). This includes reviews of the participants learning, contribution to placement organization, facilities, logistics and program content.
- Help/support/certification in completing participant’s requirements for academic credit.
- ISIC (International Student ID Card)
- 24 Hour emergency support (7 days a week).
- Any overnight accommodation in program location if your flight arrives before the program date.
- ?Daily local transportation. (Proper guidance will be provided to participants on how to use local transport systems.)
- Air ticket to India, visa fees, and any travel insurance will be the responsibility of the student.
- Weekend and overnight excursions outside the program activities will have to be paid by the students directly.
- Expenses of personal nature like table drinks, fruits, juices, other snacks or personal preference meal items, mineral water, international telephone calls, or any other expenses which are not included in the above list, would be borne by the students.
- Airport Drop at the end of the program is not included in program cost.
- Housing, per additional week: $750 (up to 6 weeks)
- Local transportation fees
- Visa Fees (mandatory for U.S. Citizens): Approximately $80
- Academic Credit (optional): $650
India’s low literacy rate can be attributed to many factors like poor quality of schools, improper management, inadequate learning aids and the fact that most of the time there aren’t enough resources to train the teachers themselves. You can volunteer your time to make a difference in any of these problem areas by introducing both teachers and children to better learning techniques and help create an exciting environment for students so they stay in school.
- This Program is Open to students of social work, liberal arts, social sciences or just someone who wants to gain experience while making a difference
- Although no prior experience or other training is required to participate in this program, the participant must be preferably over 18 years of age, easygoing and flexible. The students should be able to adjust to inconveniences caused due to disturbances in communications, power and water supply in some remote areas of India
This program is ideal for students wanting to gain experience in the area of international development.