I really can’t that Gap Year Nepal for the experience they have given me. After the devastating earthquake of 2015 I initially found it really hard to find a way to help out. However thankfully, I soon found Gap Year Nepal and they offered everything I was looking for. I ended up spending a whole month with these guys rebuilding schools in and around Kathmandu and it was unforgettable. Not only did I have an opportunity to finally get sucked in, and give something back to Nepal but I also made some incredible friends along the way. Really golfed to be leaving, but I’m certain I will back one day. FOR REAL YO PEACE OUT GAP YEAR NEPAL YEAH.
My experience in Nepal (3 months) I flew in from South India and met a chaotic Kathmandu. It was not love at first sight. I moved out to a little village, Nuwakot and like that. I taught science in an English school which was challenging. I really loved the students. My family was very nice. Then after four weeks I moved back to Katmandu to work in Kanti Children’s Hospital. They didn’t have any plan for me but I hanged around with the students. They took care of me. But I didn’t do any proper work there, just observing. I went 10 days to Kapan Monastery for a Buddhist and meditation course, which I can really recommend. I went to yoga at Pranayama, which I also would like to recommend. Thank you for helping me around,
It started three months ago in the month of March 2015 when I arrived in Nepal and what was to come in the following month would no less be the experience of my life to date. We have a funny way of dealing with trauma in a society that begs solidarity; in the west we have become masters of our own folly. But here in Nepal the vibrancy of community, the happiness in people magnifies in the face of adversity. Two major earthquakes proved that people are not so socially fallible. And then I meet with Gap Year Nepal under most auspicious circumstances. The work they are carrying out is a reflection of the beauty of the people of Nepal. This joint effort with Nepalese and travellers has inspirited my own efforts in creating a world without boundaries, a world where we can help each other regardless of race and creed. Gap Year Nepal, thank you for all you have done for me, for Nepal and the world at large.
My Experience in Nepal : I spent in Nepal one month for Med Volunteer in Kathmandu. I worked in B.P. Smriti Hospital (Emergency Ward) and I loved it! Doctors were really nice to me and happy to answer all my questions and I totally loved the nurses!! I learned to many practical medical things! My family was kind and always ready to help me. I enjoyed the food (thank you Prem). Bijaya from Gap Year Nepal is such a cool person, she helps me a lot the first days when I was feeling lost and she is still one of my best friends (love you honey!). The welcome from Gap Year Nepal was great and well organized.
Have had such a great experience from Gap Year Nepal. I feel like so much has been accomplished in my short time here. The people I have met and all the permanent Gap Year Nepal staff are truly good people at heart, and have looked after me every moment. Really sad that I have to leave and wish I discovered these guys when I first came to Nepal, so I could have spend more time. Thank you Gap Year Nepal, You guys are dope!
Always row your boat gently down the stream; cause life is just a dream.
Namaste, Today is a very strange day and all my feelings are so messed up. I have been here in Nepal for eleven weeks and now it is time to go back to Sweden, which makes me sad and happy at the same time. Sad, because I have met so many nice people here that I am going to miss a lot, Happy, because of all the things I have learned here that are going to be useful for the rest of my life gratitude, independence and an “every thing will be okay in the end “ mentality. Honestly my first one/two weeks in Nepal were horrible. It was the first time that I was travelling alone, I did not feel comfortable with speaking English and the culture shock was indescribable. Though, what does not hill you makes you stronger and now, when I look back on my stay in Nepal, there is no doubt that it is the best thing that has even happened to me. When I got out of my comfort zone and become more open-minded, things started to be amazing. In Kathmandu, I mainly worked as an English and Math teacher at a Monastery, which I really enjoyed. Nevertheless, I have also managed to travel around and see most of the fantastic Dal Bhat country. For example, I have visited Bhaktapur, Nuwakot, Chitwan, Pokhara, Nagarkot, and Lumbini. Thank you so much GAPYearNepal, I am eternally grateful for every thing you have done for me. You are all awesome, keep up the good work!
After one of the most useless rescue missions after the earthquake I’m so happy to have found such a great organization as Gap Year Nepal that really makes a difference. I’ve worked with awesome volunteers in 3 different schools in the surrounding of Kathmandu and loved every minute of it. With blisters on my hand and a sore back my time to go has now come but I will never forget this and hope to return soon.
Where to begin… wow words cannot describe the experience I had working with you guys to rebuild schools after the earthquake. My heart is filled with such fond memories and I will forever cherish the way you treated me and how friendly and caring everyone has been during my stay here. I wish you all the best for the future and may you get tons more volunteers (equally as awesome as us) to come and assist you in all the great work you guys are doing. I will miss you dearly and hope to be back one day again. Take care of yourself and big hugs.
Everlasting (NAAICE) Overall, the experience has been rewarding and insightful however I did experience some difficulty while trying to acquire visa for Bhutan.