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India Experience

Learn about the country and its people, language and food, and explore the rich culture with visits to special sites of interest. Get the best out of your Indian adventure.

Prices from $2,495

A land of sensory overload, cultural extremes, and extraordinary beauty and mystery, India has become one of the most desirable destinations to travel and volunteer. Its sheer size, and dynamic, complex population combine with fascinating wildlife and a mystical and pervasive heritage filled with tales of ancient gods, kings and queens, to make it a place that will transform your perspectives and realign your priorities.

With such a wide variety of excursions, activities and trips available in India it can be a little daunting deciding on the best and most suitable choice for you. Why not choose the Frontier India Experience? Learn about the country and its people, the language and food, and then explore the rich culture with visits to special sites of interest. Trek through the jungle, enjoying the excitement of natural India and its jungle inhabitants, before relaxing on the beach for a week and watching the days roll lazily past. This placement will ensure you get the most out of your time in India with a wide range of experiences, and you will return with a multitude of memories that will remain with you forever.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore some of India's most beautiful regions
  • Delve into the culture of India
  • Return with a multitude of lifelong memories

FAST FACTS

Location India
Activities Cooking traditional meals
Cultural, historical & language lessons
Yoga & meditation classes
Visiting historical sites
Environmental trekking
Beach break
Transport Airport pick-up
Bus to project site
Accommodation Varies

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Food
Accommodation
Airport pick-up
Ground transfers & in-transit accommodation
Local orientation and training 
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Introduction week

The first week is designed to introduce you to India: inviting you to understand and appreciate her mysteries and complexities and helping you to settle quickly, enabling you to get the most out of the rest of your India Experience. During this week you will learn about the history and culture of India, as well as an introduction to the different languages that are spoken and guidelines on social etiquette. You will try your hand at cooking a traditional Indian meal and have the opportunity to visit local sites of cultural interest.

Volunteering and cultural week

After your introduction week you will then begin your volunteering, with a range of options available to you as part of this project. Take your pick from a wide variety of volunteering opportunities including teaching and community assistance. Throughout the duration of your programme you will have the opportunity to explore Indian culture in your free time learning about local customs and visiting temples and markets. You will soon find yourself in touch with the spirit of India, something that will stay with you forever.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

Upon arrival at Goa Airport you will be greeted by a representative from our partners in India you will be taken to your accommodation. Please aim to arrive on the Sunday before your programme begins on the Monday.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

For the first two weeks you will be based in the project centre, while during the third week you will be based in one of a number of clean and welcoming local guesthouses. The final week will be spent in comfortable local-style huts situated right on the beach!

You will find all of the accommodation to be simple, clean and comfortable. The rooms will be single sex and shared, and volunteers are expected to be environmentally responsible and use resources with restraint, and to help by keeping the living areas clean and tidy. The doors and windows are not mosquito-proofed, so don't forget your mosquito net!

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

All three meals during the day will usually be taken together and will be the delicious typical cuisine of the region. Breakfast will vary from rice to Indian breads, and lunch and dinner will include a range of Indian dishes, characterised by rice, vegetables and sauces. You should be prepared for some of the food to be spicy, it being India after all, but you will find that there are tastes to suit all palates.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

In your free time, or after your placement has finished, you may have the opportunity to engage in a number of cultural and adventure activities.  Attend Bollywood festivals and theatre performances, explore remote villages and visit magnificent ancient temples, test your nerve as you rock climb high above coffee and tea plantations and spot tigers and monkeys from the back of an elephant as you trek through the jungle.

COSTS

4 weeks $2,495

Extra week $645

DEPARTURE DATES

Project begins on Monday. Should aim to arrive on Sunday.

DURATION

From 4 weeks  (2 week options available from $1,252, $522 per extra week, Introduction Week is compulsary)

This project is available throughout the Christmas period

2017 Start Dates:

Jan 2nd-16th

Feb 6th-20th

Mar 6th-20th

Apr 3rd-17th

May 1st-15th

Jun 5th-19th

Jul 3rd-10th-17th-24th

Aug 7th-21st

Sep 4th-18th

Oct 2nd-16th

Nov 6th-20th

Dec 4th-18th

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

  • Comprehensive pre-departure support
  • Travel advice & documentation
  • Kit advice
  • Free Frontier t-shirt

In-country

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Ground transfers & in-transit accommodation
  • Local orientation
  • Project training
  • In-country emergency support
  • 4-hour international HQ back-up

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Goa (GOI)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


LEGAL STATEMENT

Please read our legal statement regarding the running of NGO projects.

To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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