"If you have time for but one
  province in China, Yunnan should
  be it.
"
           
- Lonely Planet
 

 

Volunteer in Kunming, Yunnan,
a city with year-round Spring weather. Trips to 26 cultures &
5 nearby countries.

CALL US Mon - Fri
  9AM - 11PM China Time
  Kunming-China time is:
  

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JAPAN(日本)

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SOUTH KOREA

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AUSTRALIA

+61 (02) 80060842

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Dos and Don'ts

 

Things to Do Before the Program:
 
1. Pay in full 2 weeks before arrival and start of your volunteer work abroad.

2. Check for things to pack in the pre-departure list provided.

3. Consult your university regarding the credit approval policy, if you are looking for academic credits.

4. Get medical advice for your ensuing trip if needed.

5. Check your ATM cards before you embark on your volunteer travel.

6. If you need to cancel, please confirm at least 2 weeks before the starting date of your program. You will be subject to the standard cancellation/refund policy.

7. You should also contact your medical insurance provider to check out the coverage for international trips. We strongly recommend students to have an insurance plan that covers your study abroad period in China.

 

Things to Do while attending the Program:


1. When you are traveling in a group with other international student volunteers, if a participant falls sick or gets injured, inform your program manager immediately. Alternatively call the preset numbers on your cell phones for prompt medical help. You will be assisted by doctors and escorted to pharmacies nearby.

2. If your luggage has been lost or delayed, you must contact your program manager. The program manager will help you in contacting the local police. You must lodge a police report listing out all the missing items. If the luggage was lost in air transit you have to file a claim with them. For school groups headed by a group leader contact your group leader first in the event of such a mishap.

3. Show consideration to others like fellow international student volunteers, the staff at organizations involved in community service, homestay parents, employees at hotels and drivers of transport vans. Your behavior, attire and words must reflect your respect towards the local culture and people.

4. Visiting local friends or relatives is subject to permission from your group leaders. In either case, if the visit involves your leaving the program for some time, a permission letter from your parents or legal guardian is necessary. A copy of this letter should be signed both by your group leader and the program manager. Under no circumstances should any of your acquaintances stay back in your room for the night.


Important Notes On Meals

1. You will enjoy fine quality, healthy and tasty meals, as long as you are associated with our overseas volunteer programs. We encourage you to keep an open mind and sample everything. Although we will try our best to accommodate your special dietary requirements and include vegetarian or low salt meals, we cannot guarantee it at all times. Most days you will be served a Western style breakfast and a variety of Chinese style meals for lunch.

2. If you are under 21, you will be required to have your guardian’s letter of permission to sample beer or alcoholic drinks in meals. For school groups headed by a group leader, sampling is advised in the presence of the group leader.

3. All restaurants are carefully selected and continually monitored for hygienic and quality standards. However if you are unsatisfied with any particular experience, do bring it to our notice.

Important Notes On Accommodations:

1. While staying in apartments, homestays and hotels, you are expected to maintain polite behavior with the hotel staff, members of the homestay families and others. We carefully select hotels and apartments and provide fair amount of training to homestay families to prepare them for accommodating you.

2. You must pay for phone calls, extra food and beverage items taken from the homestay families and the hotels outside the standard meals. Picking up souvenir items from any of these places is absolutely forbidden, as it may jeopardize your volunteer work abroad. In the event of such an incident, you will be expected to pay for any lost/stolen items. Do remember that any improper behavior may affect our ability to work with these establishments, which will directly hamper the operations of our overseas volunteer programs.

 

 

 

 

Impact Abroad provides International Volunteering & Community Service Opportunities
to people in the western world to help children in Yunnan, China

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