NCYE-Nepal offers outbound and inbound exchange program to Nepali youth and international participants, respectively. Our out-bound exchange program offers opportunities for Nepali youth interested to join intercultural learning in 31 countries of Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America. Details of the ICYE exchange program participating countries are given in www.icye.org.
In the meantime, inbound exchange program offer opportunities for international volunteers from any ICYE members countries to join exchange program for 10 months in Nepal.
For outgoing exchanges: ICYE Nepal has recently started to send Nepali candidates to engage in volunteer work abroad for a period of 6 months to 12 months.NVCYE require people aged between 18 to 30 and who are passionate about volunteering for outgoing exchanges. If any individual above the age of 30 is interested for ICYE volunteering program abroad, it is entirely up to ICYE to consider the case.
NVCYE Program offers volunteering placements for anyone who wants to volunteer while living with a host family and engage in useful humanitarian work. For most placements, no experience or specialized skills are required -- all you need is an open mind and a commitment to do something positive for local communities and for the people of Nepal. You don’t even need to speak Nepali or perfect English.
You will work alongside local people in a place you want to volunteer. You will stay with a local family during your entire volunteering period. You will be warmly welcomed by friendly Nepalese people who will allow you the opportunity to immerse yourself in Nepalese culture in a way few tourists have ever been able to do.
Whatever type of work you do, you will take home with you fond memories and satisfying moments, whilst also making local friends and gaining new perspectives.
Your Host Family:
NVCYE Program, in collaboration with local partners, will manage your host family. Most of our host families have previous experience hosting international volunteers. The living conditions of the placement depend on the area. One should not expect luxurious accommodations in Nepal. You will be placed within a family setting with your own room. Most placements have electricity. (If electricity is an asset it can be arranged). Some members of host families may speak English. Room will be clean and well ventilated. Most of our past volunteers have stayed with their host family as a son/daughter or brother/ sister. We expect that you also treat them likewise.
Please keep in mind that placements in host families are not meant to be like any hotel stay. It is therefore important to follow the family rules during all times. This is also a noble gesture that shows you respect your host family and appreciate their hospitality.
Rules for volunteers while living with host family
Please do not use alcohol or any kind of drugs while staying with your host family. If your host family asks you to take alcohol, please take it with care, as most of the locally made alcohols are very strong.
- Most Nepali people are Hindus and hence cows are considered sacred. So, please do not consume any dry beef meat or ask for it.
- The Nepalese society is very conservative (or not influenced by western culture), please dress modestly and avoid any kind of dating or romantic activities with any members of the host family.
- Please do not use facilities of the host family (TV, radio, VCR, bike etc) without their permission. Always keep your doors closed when you go out
- Please clean all your clothes and dishes yourself.