Dates: June 27 - July 23, 2016
Program Fee: $1,899 for 4-week program including 5 days of India travel and tour
Welcome to India summer volunteer and Adventure program! India is many worlds within one country offering incredible beauty, diversity, culture, and opportunities of exploration, travel, discovery, and volunteering. Volunteer and Travel to India is like paradise for those who know India and a surprise for those who do not know this amazing country. A country with rich past, India is a country of contrasts and has many things that one can wish for. With its established offices and field staffs in Delhi , IFRE understands India and your urge to explore and volunteer in this beautiful country.
Orientation, Language and Cultural Immersion in Delhi (7 Days)
The bustling and exotic city of Delhi marks the start of your travels into irresistible India . You will study Hindi language, learn cultural distinctions, and uncover the religious allure that makes India unique. Volunteers will listen to an orientation full of interesting facts about India . You will also have a chance to join a cultural program presented by the children of a local orphanage and explore the colorful bazaars known for their gathering of fascinating sights and sounds.
Service Projects: Work in Orphanage in Delhi (14 Days)
For 15 days, participants will work in an orphanage - sharing their love and time with needy children, teaching them basic conversational English and encouraging them to face the challenging world where knowledge of English is becoming more and more necessary. In your free time, you can hike to nearby bazaars and/or hillsides; travel the beauty of mesmerizing India-gaining first-hand experiences of Indian lifestyle, culture, and values.
Explore the Golden Triangle (6 Days)
On your next stop, you will travel to the Golden Triangle of North India, the land of the sacred lotus flower! Along the way, you will also discover the magical cities of Delhi , Jaipur and Agra and encounter India through new dimensions. As a volunteer, you will have an opportunity to enjoy the fusion of traditional and modern Delhi architecture, with ancient temples and modern malls. You can get romantic in the land of eternal and infinite love at the Taj Mahal in Agra - and marvel as you journey around Jaipur's Pink City in Rajasthan.
This program itinerary is merely a proposed sample and may be altered to meet the needs of the volunteers and changes in field conditions. This proposed itinerary will be finalized during orientation program.