Language and Cultural Immersion Program - Delhi (one week)

Language and Cultural immersion Program is a one week adventure in cross-cultural learning, language study, and travel. The program features orientation of Indian cultural, religions, politics, climates, and other issues related to volunteering in India . In this program, volunteers will learn the basic phrases and verbs that are commonly used by Indians in their daily lives. As a part of program, you will explore the vibrant city of Delhi covering the most popular tourist destinations of old and New Delhi .

In summary, this one week program offers you intriguing glimpses of India and an in-depth understanding of the country and peoples before you start your volunteering project.

  • Program: Language and cultural
  • Start Dates: 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month
  • Departures: Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
  • Language Need: None
  • Accommodation and meals: Mostly Hostel or Host family and Indian foods three times a day by host family
  • Working Hours: None
  • Activities: Vary with daily diary, please see details above

Language and culture program is only available for a long term volunteers

Day 1:

Welcome at Global Crossroad's India office, orientation on the language and culture program, and familiarization with the week's events. Also, learn about Indian geography, climates, politics, and safety issues.

Day 2:

Hindi language class begins. Learn words of greetings, affirmative & negative, pronouns, short expressions, and more about getting to know each other. In the free time, explore the bustling markets and vibrant commercial areas.

Day 3:

Hindi language class continues. Learn more on verb, adjective, adverb, family relation, food and drinks, and how to appreciate something. Explore the near by cafes and mall in the free time.

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Day 4:

Visit Old Delhi - Explore the captivating tourist attractions of Old Delhi. Some of the most delightful attractions our volunteers will see include Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India; Rajghat, the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated following his assassination in 1948; the renowned colorful shopping bazaar of Old Delhi.

Jama Masjid:

It is one of the largest mosques in India . The tomb was constructed when Shah Jahan decided to make Delhi his capital. Built in 1656 AD, the mosque took about six years to complete and about 5,000 laborers and craftsmen worked on the mosque.

Day 5:

Hindi language class continues. Learn more Hindi words (name of places, animals, birds, direction, body parts, days, months, shopping, traveling). In the free time, explore the bustling markets and vibrant commercial areas, and try to use your new language.

Day 6:

Explore New Delhi - Discover the delightful sites of the dazzling city of Delhi . Drive through the wide lanes of New Delhi and explore some of the most fascinating tourist attractions the city has to offer. The day's itinerary includes the following destinations:

Qutab Minar:

Built in 1199, Qutab Minar is one of the most popular landmarks in Delhi . The 72.5 meters long monument has 379 steps to reach the top. Qutab-ud-din Aibak started the construction of Qutab Minar in 1199 but he died before completing it.

Old Fort:

Popularly known as Purana Quilla, the Old Fort has an interesting history. The construction of the fort was started by the second Mughal emperor Humayun but before he could complete the fort, Sher Shah Suri attacked Delhi and captured the city. He completed the construction of the fort and named it Shergah meaning 'dwelling place of lion'.

Humayun's Tomb:

The mausoleum of the Mughal emperor Humayun is a popular monument in Delhi . The tomb was constructed by Humayun's wife in his memory. The tomb was built between 1562 and 1572 AD. The tomb is located near the shrine of saint Nizamuddin Aulyia.

Red Fort:

Also known as Lal Quilla, the Red Fort is another important addition by Shah Jahan on the landscape of Delhi . Shah Jahan built the Red Fort in 1648. Today Red Fort has special significance as the Prime Minister unfurls the flag on Independence Day and address the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort. If you wish to learn a lesson about the history of Delhi , you can enjoy the 'Light and Sound Show' in the evening at the Red Fort.

Apart from these monuments, we also pass by Bustling bazaars of Chandni Chowk , India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Lodhi Gardens and Lotus Temple

Day 7:

Hindi Language revision and evaluation. In evening, depending on volunteers' interests a village sightseeing or going to movie will be arranged.

Note: This is a sample itinerary and can change to meet the changes in field conditions.