Cultural Orientation Programs Abroad
Our cultural orientations are the perfect way to learn more about the local culture, before your volunteering project begins!
Why do a cultural orientation week?
Our orientation week’s abroad are beneficial for everyone. Not only do they allow you get to grips with your new surroundings and feel more comfortable, they also allow you to make friends with the other volunteers before your projects starts. They can be a great bonding experience, which make being on the project a lot less daunting.
For anyone that would like to understand more on the local culture, the cultural orientation week can be a great way to immerse yourself into something completely new, to experience another way of life and to interact with the local people. It’s also a chance to do a bit of exploring before the hard work begins!ALL CULTURAL ORIENTATIONS
What do cultural orientations involve?
These week long experiences provide a greater insight into the local culture, rules, norms, customs, and the ‘do’s and don’ts’. You will be explained to about general safety rules, have some local language lessons, cooking classes, and more. This is an excellent way to get the most of of your project and to communicate better with local people.
The activities you do will vary from country to country but you can expect to be taken to local sights, such as mountains, viewpoints, temples, dance shows, visits to the local markets, art and craft activities and visits into the town or beach, etc (depending on location).FIND OUT HOW TO APPLY
Things to gain from a cultural orientation...
- Insight into the local culture. What to do and what not to do!
- Get familier with the local language- very beneficial on projects!
- See some of the beautiful sights - everything is arranged.
- Enjoy cultural activities, such as local cooking, dance, and craft classes
- Become more confident with your new surroundings
- Make some new friends before your project starts.