I look forward to welcoming you with me in Kolkata. It gives me great pleasure to know more about local cultures, traditions and we'd love to hear tales of your travels. On a personal level, the fantastic cultural exchange has been wonderful and I look forward to a culturally diverse adventure with you.
I used to train ESL students, but I had to put a temporary pause.
Currently, I work on creating ESL lesson plans and trying to build a platform for online lessons.
So any help with that would be highly appreciated.
A little bit about me.
I am in my 20s, living by myself, working remotely and trying to do my best in bringing a positive change in the world. I am working on a degree for an International business specializing in Intercultural management. I like listening to music, an occasional movie, tv-show or anime here and there. I do stay a little busy during the day but I always try to make time for getting to know volunteers and collaborating on projects.
However, I have experienced each individual has their own set of strengths and I try to get to know you better so that I can assign the work accordingly.
Either way, feel free to send a message for inquiry.Any interaction and exchange of culture or bouncing ideas off each other helps :)
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️There is an internship program for interested participants who wish to gain international working experience. You will get a Letter of Recommendation & certificate stating you've worked with us. However, the minimum duration is a month to qualify for this
*️️️️️*️️️️️Volunteers can stay for shorter durations. It's only for the internship there is a minimum requirement. Otherwise, we appreciate the volunteer anyway.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️Please look at our calendar and availability. Although we would love to host you, we are expecting others at that time. You are still welcome to reach out if you'll be in town anyway during these days in case someone has to cancel last minute but the probability is slim
Have a wonderful journey ahead.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
-Gain a perspective into the Indian (millennial) way of life
- I love discussing topics around the world and would be happy to help you with any question you may have
- Have a different experience through the various work given
- Discussions and culture
- Make a difference
- Mutual learning
Well, we would appreciate any help with creating lesson plans or proofreading the original content I create.
I also create a lot of PowerPoint presentations and any help with them would be great.
Online blogs and posts are appreciated (but not necessary)
My schedule is usually very busy, so if you could help cook a meal you'd have my eternal gratitude (but again not compulsory).
Discuss and bounce ideas about work or me asking about your culture.
Bengali (Bangla): Fluent
I live in a quiet suburb in a corner of the city. It is quiet and peaceful. We have nice grounds to go for walks and our building complex has stores nearby for a quick bite.
It is very close to the airport and easily accessible.
You get a bedroom to yourself (with AC) and share a kitchen with me. We have an induction cooker and microwave for cooking. You also have a fridge, a water purifier.
Househelp comes in to clean the place from Monday - Saturday.
The bathroom has an option of a hot and cold shower.
Kolkata is very well connected with taxi cabs, auto rickshaws and even trams (a specialty found only in Kolkata). There are various festivals that occur through out the year.
Located at the Eastern banks of the Hoogly, Kolkata is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. The city is home to the oldest functioning port in India and is the 3rd most populated metropolitan in India after Mumbai and Delhi. The region came under the Suzerainty of the Nawabs of Bengal under the Mughals and eventually the British who took full control of the city in 1772. The city is also the center of the industrial revolution in India and the birthplace of modern Indian cultural, poetic, artistic and literary movement in between the 19th and the early 20th centuries. The city was also
the capital of India under the British and was the nucleus of the Indian Independence Movement
It is also one of the cheapest place to live with delicious food that can be bought under a dollar.
1. Birla Mandir
Built by the renowned Birla family, Birla Mandir is a famous Hindu Temple in Kolkata known for its magnificent architecture. This temple is an epitome of craftsmanship that is a product of amalgamation of traditional, and contemporary art, and is also one of the best places to visit in Kolkata.
Price : Free
2. Mother Teresa House
“Hearts to love and hands to serve,” said Mother Teresa, and to this day people from all around the world visit the Missionaries of Charity to give love with nothing in return but a peaceful mind and a happy heart. The Mother Teresa House is a must-visit for learning the ideologies and taking a closer look at how Mother Teresa lived. Adjacent to the large tomb of Mother Teresa is a museum that displays the sandals and the drape she wore, the bowl she ate in and also consists of a room display of the place where Mother Teresa worked and slept, left in the same state it was when she was alive.
3. St. Paul’s Cathedral
Known for its Gothic style of architecture, St. Paul’s Cathedral is the largest cathedral in Kolkata. Resembling closely to Norwich Cathedral,St Paul’s Cathedral is also one of the best places to visit in Kolkata
Located along the western banks of River Ganga, Botanical Garden is a 273 acre garden known for its extensive floral diversity. Housing more than 12,000 different species of plants, it is one of the most beautiful places to see in Kolkata for travellers who wish to witness the mesmerising beauty of nature.
5. Sunderbans (in the same state West Bengal)
Sunderbans is one of the natural wonders of the world. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sunderbans is a part of the world’s largest delta formed by the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna. It is also the largest Tiger reserve, and national park in India.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
I have an internet speed of 100 MBPS which is excellent for video calls, downloads etc.
3 hours/ a day/ 5 days a week