immersive cultural experiences that make a difference...


Travel to India

Our friendly & experienced staff will meet you at the airport to begin your journey by car to Shimla.

Live in our Home

Our comfortable & safe himalayan home is your basecamp for your immersive adventure in India.

Learn & Contribute

Connect with the community & share perspectives while contributing to locally led development efforts.

Explore Indian Culture

Immerse yourself in local traditions, practices, language & history through enriching cultural activities.

whyCULTURAL PASSAGE?


Our “learning first” approach to sustainable development volunteering places the needs of the community first.
Our experienced team creates deeply enriching & educational experiences that empower you to make a positive and sustainable impact.

EXPERIENCED

Our staff members have decades of experience working with international volunteers in sustainable development projects. This ensures a safe, smooth, enjoyable, and meaningful experience for the volunteer.

EFFECTIVE

It’s important that the work a volunteer does is continued long after they return home. By placing an emphasis on continuity, our volunteer projects make a difference. We provide the tools for volunteers to share experiences, ideas, and impressions to incoming volunteers so they can pick up where the previous volunteer left off. Once you return from your volunteer experience, regular updates keep you connected and allow you to see the legacy of your work.

MEANINGFUL

Through our belief that experiences provide the greatest lessons in life, we provide a reflective and meaningful experience that will stretch your understanding of the world and yourself. We believe in facilitation rather than traditional teaching, and convey concepts through experiential activities concluded with rich debriefing sessions that translate your experience in India to your personal life.

SUPPORTIVE

Our full-time staff is available to volunteers 24/7. Whether you need assistance in your placement, a lesson in Hindi, or help finding something around town, our staff is there for you. Our staff speaks English and love to have fun. Our staff is not there just to help, but also they are there to become your friend. These friendships often last a lifetime.

AFFORDABLE

We’ve hit the sweet spot providing a comprehensive, rich, safe, and comfortable experience while keeping the cost of our program within reach. We are approximately 22% more affordable than comparable programs.

"My EXPERIENCE in India withCULTURAL PASSAGE struck the perfect balancebetween COMFORT & CHALLENGE"

FIELD NOTES


An Intern in India – Nutrition A World Away

Traveling to India with Cultural Passage was a true full-circle experience for me. I originally started my undergraduate degree as an International Studies…


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