SRI LANKA - INTRODUCTION WEEK 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 245 € per week. Program runs Mon-Fri (free weekends). Mandatory to start the programme.
- Code : G/LK/IW2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
GREENLION SRI LANKA
The best way to embrace Sri Lanka is in the introduction week in Kandy, where you will get familiar with the culture and people of Sri Lanka. During this week we will explain the do’s and don’ts regarding safety, transport and women travelers. Additionally you will get acquainted with Buddhism, mysterious mythology behind this culture and you will visit a few temples including the temple of the tooth. We will enrich your experience with language sessions to be able to talk to the locals and know how a traditional Ayurvedic massage feels like. You will also witness an ancient Kandyan dance performance and last but not least, you will get to look, smell and taste inside the Sri Lankan’s cuisine during the cooking sessions. The aim is to introduce you to Sri lanka’s diverse geographical and cultural environment by fostering a deeper understanding of cultural similarities and differences through experiential learning in Srilankan and to help you develop awareness and deeper understanding of cultural differences.
You will be accommodated in our center which is located 2 kilometers away from Kandy center. Our rooms allocate 4-6 people based on a single-gender basis and shared toilet with your roommates. There is a beautiful garden by the river to relax in and dining and lounge areas where you can hang out with fellow participants. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages. Safety lockers are available to store your belongings. We do not have Wi-Fi at the centre. You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are a mix of Western and Sri Lankan food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can also eat out at any of the local restaurants.
Kandy, the last royal capital of Sri Lanka is a major tourist destination. About 115 km from Colombo at 465 meters above sea level. Famous for the Temple of the Tooth and many other temples the city could be called the cultural capital of the island. This bustling market town is rich in cultural diversity has plenty to offer to the tourists from songs dances and handicrafts to ancient temples and adventure activities.Kandy was a royal capital and the last stronghold of the Kandyan kings against foreign power, holding out against them for about 300 years. The two main Buddhist Chapters are based here and formed the last centre of independent Buddhist thought during colonial times. Our house is located 2 kilometers away from the city center, where you can find anything you might need. The nearest ATM and supermarket are located a 15 minute walk away from our accommodation. The places to visit during your weekends or on your project holidays are the Royal Botanical Gardens, Knuckles mountain range, Udawatta kele sanctuary, Hortons plan national park and the railway museum.
Additional equipment: First Aid Kit, Hat, Hiking Shoes, Small padlock to secure valuables, Tidy clean clothes for temple visits, Umbrella/raincoat. Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday morning. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends), culture week mandatory to start the programme: 245 €. Compulsory starting dates for 2017: 02/01 – 16/01 – 06/02 – 20/02 – 06/03 – 20/03 – 03/04 – 17/04 – 01/05 – 15/05 – 05/06 – 19/06 – 03/07 – 10/07 – 17/07 – 24/07 – 07/08 – 21/08 – 04/09 – 18/09 – 02/10 – 16/10 – 06/11 – 20/11 – 04/12 – 18/12. Reception at BIA (Bandaranayake International Airport) on Saturdays and Sundays.