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Language and Cultural Program - India

language and culture program in dharamsala, india

Our one week language and orientation program is designed to give volunteers a head start before they actually work in a volunteer project. Through the program, you’ll learn about the history, culture, political situation and the mentality of the people. This will give you a very good idea of what to expect from the people you’ll be working with. You’ll also learn local language, which will make communicating with local people much easier. As part of the program, you’ll also tour historical, religious and cultural sites of the city of Delhi. After completing the program, you’ll be fully ready to take on any challenges your volunteer program might throw at you.

Program Schedule

Day Activities
Day 1: Orientation; volunteers will be briefed about the short history of India, religion, cast system, economic development, marriage, festivals, dress, family values, geographical features, safety issues, food, transportation, and host family and project information. Hindi language introduction with the greetings words.
Day 2: Hindi language (3 hours a day, you can visit local market and send emails to your family and friends in your free time)
Day 3: New Delhi Sightseeing (5 -7 hours a day): Lotus Bahai Temple, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar
Day 4: Hindi language continues
Day 5: Old Delhi Sightseeing: India Gate, Red Fort, Jama Mosque and Raj Ghat (Gandhi Samadhi)
Day 6: Hindi language continues + washing clothes, packing things or Watching Hindi Movies in the afternoon
Day 7: Project departure; meeting with the host family or hostel staffs and introduction with the kids or project staffs.
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