It was our first workaway experience and we really loved!We are really happy of our time in Hanoi, thank you very much Ms. Hay for your kindness and for taking care of us and thanks to everyone for this amazing opportunity to discover your beautiful city and also to realize how much we loved to teach.
It was our first workaway experience and we really loved!
We choose to volunteer in outskirt Hanoi because we wanted to be away from the crowded city, we realized that Outskirt of Hanoi is an extension of Hanoi city rather than a country side. We were glad to find a home and a neighbourhood full of really friendly people. We really had a great time there.
The local teachers at the school were very kind and helpful. We were teaching classes of half an hour or 45 minutes depending on the week schedule but no more than 14 hours per week. The smile of the kids and see how they were progressing on their learning was priceless.
About the accommodation, we were living in a really nice house with one big private floor just for us, with free internet and our own toilet and shower, 10 minutes walking from school. We were sharing the house with a couple of really nice teachers from the school; they were always cooking for us, taking care and making us feel like home, we had the chance to taste really delicious homemade Vietnamese food.
Ms. Hay was always organizing touristic visits with students and volunteers to discover Hanoi, for us was the best way to discover Hanoi with locals. She’s always working hard to give the best to the volunteers; we even had the chance to be invited to a Vietnamese wedding! You can’t ask for more immersion than that.
To get around we had a motorbike at our disposal giving us a lot of freedom to visit Hanoi in our free time, it’s a 30 minutes ride from the house to the center.
We are really happy of our time in Hanoi, thank you very much Ms. Hay for your kindness and for taking care of us and thanks to everyone for this amazing opportunity to discover your beautiful city and also to realize how much we loved to teach.
Name: Lise and Jonathan
Age: 33 & 34
Program: Teaching English
Date: October 2015