Perched high on the rooftop of the world, Nepal is a country like no other. Located where the majestic snow-draped Himalayas meet the hot plains stretching up from Northern India, Nepal offers a multitude of experiences for the adventurous traveler. Visitors can spend weeks trekking the networks of mountain trails, or catch sight of a rhino or tiger at Chitwan National Park. Despite the poverty that impacts much of the country, the Nepalese people are warm and welcoming, generously sharing their time, hearts and awe-inspiring vistas.
The Roof of the World
Nepal’s land, culture and traditions have remained relatively unchanged for hundreds of years, even as the country has adapted to new technologies and an influx of foreign travelers. Nepal’s small size and secluded location nestled among the Himalaya Mountains provides both opportunities and challenges to its people as they work to grow their economy in a sustainable manner. From the country’s extensive network of high-altitude trekking trails to the jumbled alleyways of Kathmandu, Nepal captivates its visitors, many of whom return again and again to experience more of this unique destination.
World Endeavors provides international internship and volunteer abroad programs in Nepal designed to meet each individual’s goals. Internships provide participants with real-world, resume-boosting experience in a variety of fields. Volunteer programs allow participants to make a difference by working with nonprofit education, community development, health care, environmental conservation, and social welfare organizations.
World Endeavors internship and volunteer programs in Nepal are located in and around the city of Pokhara, Nepal’s third largest city. Pokhara’s location alongside Phewa Tal Lake, at the base of the Annapurna mountain range, makes it a picturesque destination for both international and Nepalese visitors.
My international experience has clearly influenced just about everything I do in my life. I feel like I have a second family and cannot wait to go back to see all my friends.
-Katie, Education Intern in Nepal