Do you dream of teaching English in Nepal? Well you have found the right page.
Teaching is a well-respected job in Nepal. The people believe that knowledge is something that cannot be bought. Since knowledge cannot be traded for money, being a teacher is seen to be a work of respect and independence.
While there is demand for English teachers in the country almost all opportunities are on a voluntary basis. There are a number of charities and organisations that run programmes in Nepal, for more information about how to find a good, ethical programme, see our post about TEFL and volunteering .
You can apply for a visa online, or a tourist visa can be purchases on arrival ($100 for 90 days, extendable for $2 per day for up to 150 days). Fines (and prison sentences) are imposed when foreigners overstay their visa so make sure you’ve got all the right paperwork. Most work in Nepal is voluntary, and if you want to do it on the cheap, you’d be better to contact a school or company directly rather than going through a volunteering agency which will impose a fee. However, if this is your first TEFL trip abroad, the security of an organised trip is worth paying for.
The Kathmandu International School is one of the few international schools in Nepal.KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project) runs English language courses which they need volunteer teachers for. The courses tend to last one month. You’ll live with a host family who provide three meals a day. RCDP Nepal has various projects available asking from 1 to 12 weeks. Stay with a host family. You need to be fluent in English but no other qualifications are required. One of the most affordable volunteering companies. Projects start every 2 weeks throughout the year.
Check out the The TEFL Org Jobs Centre for listings of current teaching positions in Nepal .