India

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Home to 1.25 billion people, India is a vast country full of culture, flavours and experiences to be enjoyed!  The India trip is YOUR chance to experience India; the most incredible country on earth.

 

 

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Russ Foundation

LSU Action has partnered with Russ Foundation, a non-profit organisation based in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.  Russ Foundation works in various sectors, primarily with children and women, including; health, education, HIV/AIDS, TB and the environment.  Over the past 23 years, Russ Foundation has helped thousands of people transform their lives.

 

The India Expedition

You’ll be staying at the Russ Campus, based in a village near the ancient city of Madurai.  The 17-acre Russ Campus is home to our Home for Children without Parents, Primary School, Dairy Farm, Kennels and various farming activities.  We are also currently building a HIV Hospice, which is due to be completed by the time the India Expedition takes place. 

Whilst staying with Russ Foundation, you’ll be working on a project (to be decided nearer the time), teaching English to the Russ children, spending time at our Primary School and also visiting various Russ Foundation programmes to experience the incredible work that Russ Foundation undertakes on a daily basis.

You’ll have plenty of free time to explore and discover some of the many things that India has to offer.  Here's just some of what the 2018 Expedition includes;

  • Activity days with our Primary School children
  • Extensive time with the Russ children
  • Group excursions, from villages to cities, beaches to mountains
  • Outings with the Russ children
  • Cooking lessons
  • Chance to take part in watersports
  • Action Projects
  • A truly localised, Indian experience

 

Extended Travel

We also offer you the chance to take part in an extra 6 days in North India for just £250!  This includes the costs of flights to northern India, accommodation and attraction ticket costs, and allows you to see breathtaking, world-famous sights such as the Taj Mahal, the Golden Temple and the famous deserts of Rajasthan.  The extension trip will be run by 2017 Project Leader and Russ International trustee, Aleks Kolodziejczyk.  I can arrange any extended travel in advance with you.  

 

The Cost

The cost of volunteering with us for 26 days is £1,550, inclusive.  This cost includes all of the following:

  • Flights
  • Group Travel
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Local Guides
  • Activities
  • Visa
  • Insurance
  • Fundraising for our charity partner

 

Documents

Find out more information about the India Expedition by downloading these PDFs

Russ Foundation Testimonials

 

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Join the India Expedition today by answering the questions in the PDF below!

APPLY: India Expedition 2018 Application Form

 

For more information about the India Expedition 2018, contact the Project Leader and Overseas Opportunities Officer, Dominic Cowell, via loughborough@russinternational.org!

 

This project requires you to have a DBS certificate, to find out more about the DBS certificate please CLICK HERE

 

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