9. Which season is the best to arrive in Nepal?
Any time of the year is fabulous season in Nepal. However, it is important to know that rainy reason (early or late June/July) may vary on the degree of rain that may sometimes create problem for trekking.
10. How do I know that I have been in right organization?
Depending on your flight information, the organization staffs or representatives will be waiting to receive you in the airport. You will be organized properly once you arrived.
11. What happens if I decide to return home before the placement is completed?
As volunteers know that they are required to pay before commence of their training program. Terms and condition apply. FUN- Nepal does not have policy to refund program fees. However, if due to unavoidable circumstances for instance serious illness or family grief, FUN- Nepal will consider a refund of 25% of the Host Family Costs if they are registered for more than 30 days.
12. Can I change my volunteer placement if I get dissatisfied?
It may possible if the reason is authentic. However the terms and conditions apply.
13 Can I choose my placement area?
Yes, of course! However, placement areas are taken in to account based upon program vacancy and volunteer’s skills. If you have any preferences, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can endeavor to accommodate them. Your placement village will be finalized during your training week.
14 How do I communicate with people?
There are number of ways to communicate with people such as e-mail, telephone, and post office. Cyber facility is the most adventitious and convenient in many places in Nepal especially for email, chat and telephone. However, you can make your life easy by using cello phone as well. Fun staff will guide you which simcard is cost effective
15 How much extra money should I bring?
Well, we manage food and accommodation for volunteers after training. You may need some extra money if you plan on trekking/traveling part in adventure activities. Similarly, you must also remember the VISA fee, which can range from 30-60 US dollars depending on the length of stay. There is also an airport tax, which you pay upon your departure of Nepal. This can range from $25 -30US dollars. Extra budget for transportation, extra foods and entertainment and other must be arranged by you. Money exchange facilities are available right from airport to the many places of Katmandu city.
The important thing is FUN program fee which you can after arrival.
16 Is there any age limit in program? , Do I need to speak Nepali to participate?
You must be at least 18 years of age. As part of our program, you will learn the basic of Nepali language and you will be guided al the time as Nepalese people are very enthusiastic to perform excellent hospitality role for foreigners.
17 What are the living conditions of my placement?
The living conditions can very a great deal according to where you are placed in Nepal. You will generally be placed in a host family. These homes may belong to teachers or have students at the school where you are volunteering. Most of the family members educated and you will be well respected in the family as well as community. If you are volunteering in one of our Orphans Home /Monastery placements you may stay in the Orphans/Monastery with the children and staffs. You will have your own room and can enjoy your meals with children.
18 What kind of volunteers do work with FUN-Nepal?
There is no specific skill & knowledge required for you to join in FUN program. As FUN- Nepal is working with universities, colleges, organizations, clubs, medical groups, youth groups and individuals we will provide you with an appropriate training for your interest program. However, your experience in teaching, health worker or environmental project can be more adventitious for you..
19 What Should I bring for myself ?
You are advised to have very light journey as many things are available in Kathmandu in cheaper price than in your country. However if you already have those things which are essential for travelers and can bring, we would suggest you to save money.
20 Is it safe to travel to Nepal?
Yes, Nepal is quite safe to travel in and also an imagine place for fun and learn. Here is politically peace, enough transportation and other facilities. Nepal is historically recognized country in the preservation and conservation of cultural heritage as it is said that she is the country of God & Goddess. Country of Himalayan is another popular identity of Nepal where you can enjoy trekking. Many falls, springs, ponds and rivers have added unbelievable beauties of Nepal where you will feel good to visit everywhere although you do not have enough time. Visitors are always welcomed and respected in Nepal.
21 Is there anything I can bring with me that would be useful to your organization?
We would be very grateful for educational books (grammar, TEFL, science, health, etc illustrated books, English novels and children’s books). It also would be great if possible, if you could find happy to bring clothes, art supplies and stationery for children. But Please be sure it is not compulsory.
22 Is there any specific medical treatment provided to volunteers in Nepal?
In fact we do have some immunization program running by government such as: Tetanus; diphtheria; Polio; Hepatitis A & B; Typhoid; Rabies; Tuberculosis; Malaria. We would advice you to consult to your doctor if any of you need to immunize prior to come to Nepal.
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