Teach English to Tibetan Monks in 2018 school holidays

Development journeys for students

Open to school students between the ages of 15 and 19. In Dharamsala, India – home of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama – do volunteer work within the Tibetan exile community. Learn about an ancient culture and interact with monks, lamas and other Tibetans on a journey that will force you to re-evaluate your priorities, meaning, and purpose.

This trip is truly unique because of the people that participants will be able to meet and converse with; the life coaching sessions are included in the cost and will take place every day as participants experience all that the changed environment has to offer.

Meet monks, government officials and ex-political prisoners

Teach English in the Tibetan Refugee School

Learn about the Tibetan political situation

See the Taj Mahal

Have English conversation classes with Tibetan monks

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30 March to 9 April 2018

COST R34,500

Includes all flights, accommodation, local transportation, all donation fees, 3 meals per day and all entrance fees to museums and other attractions.


Personal spending money, travel and medical insurance and visa application fees.


30 March to 9 April 2018
14 to 24 April 2018
23 June to 3 July 2018
4 to 14 August 2018


This trip qualifies as a Presidents Award Residential Gold

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Gap-week in Kathmandu, Nepal

This journey will focus on doing some actual rebuilding of temples and monuments in the Kathmandu area. Participants travel to Nepal and do some much-needed community work in Bhaktapur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site outside Kathmandu on the foothills of the Himalayas. After the April 2015 earthquakes, a lot of help is needed in the local communities and some real rebuilding will be done. We will also use the journey for personal development and use group coaching sessions to discuss themes that are important to participants. themes such as personal positioning, career choices, confidence, dealing with uncertainty, finding meaning and purpose in life.

Help rebuild some ancient sites

Volunteer at local schools and coach cricket or basketball while experiencing a new culture

Work in a small wood-work factory, a clay-making factory and a hotel kitchen

Teach lessons at local the school

Take part in a river-rafting trip at the end of the week

Get to know families from the Bhaktapur community

Map out their personal life vision

Join us on our next journey

August 2018 IEB school holiday

COST R35,500

Includes all flights to and from Kathmandu, accommodation, local transportation, 3 meals per day and entrance fees to museums and tourist attractions.


Excluded from the price is personal spending money, travel and medical insurance and visa application fees.


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This journey qualifies as a Community Service Residential Project for the Gold Level of the President’s Award