Nepal Kathmandu Past Review

By (Children's Literature, NYC) - abroad from 05/08/2018 to 10/31/2018 with

A Broader View Volunteer Corp: Kathmandu - Volunteer Nepal 25 Social and Conservation Programs

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
yes it 100% worthwhile and if I could I will travel again

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

very nice experience easy to get use to

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

perfect orientation day and service

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

the coordinator was also the head of the accommodation, great location, meals and friendliness

* Food:

excellent didnt get sick

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

did many tours, went out to check all the local interesting sites in Kathmandu

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

got the travel insurance they recommended, but didnt have any issues while in country

* Safety:

we just followed the curfew and went to the safe are of the city

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

I always wanted to do some volunteer work and ABV USA looked to me as a good organization and Nepal did sound as a very interesting location with many needs, I traveled with 2 of my best friends from NYC. The orientation day 1 was provided with information about the program places to go, and ways to go. I got a cell phone from the country and eat lunch at a local restaurant, orientation was good by the local coordinator. I worked on the school in the morning and library in the afternoon, the school was challenging because there were physically disabled children in the same class with the regular children, but it was a very satisfying experience and heart warming to see how the able children help the disabled to get around the school. In the library was a lot of fun working with the children from the community different ages, loving, very polite. The host family was wonderful. I was happy that the coordinator was the head of the host family because he was there to help with any questions on concerns. The whole family was wonderful. Meals were good, I eat everything. Nepali food was delicious and I did not get sick from eating it. I am glad I went to Nepal, it was a very good experience.


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

very cheap, most expensive was the tours.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? US$150
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? ask the coordinator for reputable tour agencies


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students
  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • the children
  • the host family
  • the tours
* What could be improved?
  • nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I had all the information

Reasons For Studying Abroad

To help future students find programs attended by like-minded individuals, please choose the profile that most closely represents you.
The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'