I visited Nepal for a month during the summer, and it was an incredible experience that I'll remember for the rest of my life. Even before I left, Projects Abroad staff worked to make sure all my questions were answered. They booked my flights for me and checked in periodically before I left to make sure there were no problems. Upon my arrival in Nepal, a staff member was waiting to pick me up and drive me to the hotel, where I met up with other volunteers and felt comfortable almost immediately.
During my placement, which was at the Chitwan Medical College Teaching Hospital in Bharatpur, the staff checked in almost daily to ensure that every volunteer was having a beneficial experience and learning during the hospital volunteering. The volunteers had a meeting every week with the staff team to discuss weekly events, plan weekend trips, and make sure there were no problems with host families or culture shock in general. This was helpful because it allowed the volunteers to feel comfortable with the staff and discuss any issues that might be detracting from their experience.
Throughout my trip, I was continuously amazed by this beautiful country and its accepting, wonderful people. The other volunteers I met during my time are all over the world, and we still keep in touch. If you ever get a chance to visit Nepal, I would definitely recommend it.