You are a student at university and have an interest in cultural exchange and the way of working in other countries? You have just finished your higher secondary and want to gain intercultural experience?

Introduction

VHS was established to let people meet, share and experience new culture every day. It is also a place where volunteers are fully integrated and can learn and teach in the same time. People from all different nations are welcome here and we try to find the right place or a host family for each of them. According to the principles of a Volkshochschule, in the German speaking countries we believe that everybody has a knowledge which is worth to be shared. 

VHS is the biggest formal and informal learning center in town. We teach German and Nepali language, we counsel students on their way abroad, we organize workshops and trainings but also various programs like cultural festivals, awareness programs or information evenings. As volunteer or intern you will be encouraged to get engaged either directly in one of these offers or in helping us providing the administrative backend to make all this happen.Therefore we have possibilities for Nepali as well as engaged persons from abroad. 

Drei Monate habe ich als Volontärin in Nepal an der VHS verbringen dürfen und es war eine tolle, aufregende, lehrreiche und interessante Zeit.
Was ist mir von dieser Zeit vor allem im Gedächtnis geblieben? Nepal ist ein Land mit einer vollkommen anderen Lebensweise und Kultur, man wird als westlicher Ausländer sehr freundlich und offen empfangen, die Hilfsbereitschaft und Offenheit der Nepalesen hat mich immer...

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Arthur Volunteer

It would take a whole book to describe how nice and dedicated is the team in VHS. During the 6 month I spent working there, VHS gave me opportunities to teach and learn. They trusted me with my work and gave me challenging opportunities to improve my skills.
Spending so much time with this team was definitly a life changing experience that I would repeat with no doubt a all.
Cheers to VHS!

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