Our Volunteer Myanmar program is an incredibly rewarding experience that allows participants to experience another culture, and give back to communities in a fascinating and diverse country.

As a volunteer, you will be immersed in the center of a tea growing village called Namhsan, in the Shan state of Myanmar. You will take part in a number of different activities to benefit the local community.

Cost: $995 USD

Minimum Length: 3 weeks

Maximum Length: 8 weeks

Placement: Shan State

Main Highlight: Live with Hilltribes

Housing: Included


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BEFORE YOU GO

A one-week cultural orientation course is included in our Volunteer Myanmar Program, and is designed to help participants ease into Myanmar culture and society through in-class lectures on culture, politics, geography and language.

It also includes several exciting excursions to famous sites around the country such as, Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar National Races Village, and even the opportunity to volunteer at a local orphanage in Yangon.

XploreAsia Myanmar Orientation

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITES

Volunteers will primarily be teaching English to members of the community in the Shan state of Myanmar, an area home to many tea plantations. But volunteers in Myanmar are encouraged to do more than just teach the English language, we want you to get involved with the local community! You’ll be surprised by just how much you’ll be learning by putting yourself out there, teaching, and finding ways to improve the lives of others. Exciting isn’t it?

In addition to teaching, a volunteer in Myanmar can do much more including:

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Learn how to grow tea and the management processes involved with the task.

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Assist the Myanmar Tea Growers Association and help with administrative tasks and research.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BE A VOLUNTEER?

Ability to adapt to a new environment

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Strong command of English

A positive attitude

Do I Need A TESOL?

Are you interested in teaching abroad, but have no teaching experience? Gain real world teaching experience with an in-class TESOL, and learn the skills and strategies necessary to be successful teaching abroad.

Learn more about our TESOL programs

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN OUR VOLUNTEER IN MYANMAR PROGRAM

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One week cultural and language orientation

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60-hour TESOL training course

Accommodation throughout entire duration of program

Myanmar survival guide

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Basic Myanmar language booklet

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Accommodation during orientation and TESOL course

ITINERARY FOR OUR VOLUNTEER IN MYANMAR PROGRAM:

  • Arrive in Yangon
  • Week 1 – Participate in 5 day cultural orientation course in Yangon
  • Week 2 – Head to Namhsan and settle in before beginning your volunteering
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REQUIREMENTS TO VOLUNTEER IN MYANMAR

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Applicants must have strong command of English, but do not have to be native speakers.

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Applicants must be in good physical and mental health

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Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

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Applicants must take part in both the 60-hour TESOL course, and the cultural orientation.

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Applicants must have sufficient funds to pay for the course fees as well as living expenses (apply now to receive an information pack with all fees and recommended budget)

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Ability to adapt to a new environment.

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Strong command of English.

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A positive attitude.

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START DATES

30 January 2017
27 February 2017
3 April 2017
1 May 2017
29 May 2017
26 June 2017
31 July 2017
28 August 2017
25 September 2017
30 October 2017

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