Interns will make a significant difference in the local community by teaching English to children and young adults. In the process they will gain knowledge and practical teaching and leadership experience, while becoming immersed in the rich culture in Luang Prabang.
English skills are vital for students in Laos in order to improve access to further education and future employment opportunities. As an intern, you will become a part of students’ development and play a role in helping them to improve their futures. In addition, all internships are geared at developing your leadership skills. Our leadership course will allow you to develop a variety of key soft and hard skills.
In addition, the corresponding assessment will give you the opportunity to put these skills in to practice, while allowing you to become a role model to your students, the community and the other volunteers and interns. GVI have been running community development, education, and conservation projects since 1997 and our highly experienced field staff will help you gain and improve vital skill sets to improve your future job prospects.
The entire experience was amazingly rewarding. All the students I had the pleasure of interacting with were hardworking, dedicated and so appreciative of the work we were doing. Although I was only on the program for a month and had no previous teaching experience, I felt that I was able to play a real part in improving the life opportunities of the students I worked with. I would encourage anyone wanting to make a positive impact while travelling or wanting to experience a culture beyond the tourist experience to seriously consider a project with GVI. My only regret is that I did not stay longer.