The programs in India have completely flexible start dates most months of the year. It is generally suggested that participants arrive between Sunday and Wednesday to go through orientation and then jump right into their project.
ELI volunteers take a taxi to a hotel for their first night in Chennai. Orientation starts the next morning.· During the orientation we will help you set up a cell phone, exchange money, and take you sightseeing in Chennai before you settle into your program.
Orientation and Accommodations
Most participants spend their first night in the YWCA International Guesthouse in Chennai. Orientation starts the next morning. During the orientation we will help you set up a cell phone, exchange money, and take you sightseeing in Chennai before you settle into your program. Accommodations for the remainder of the program vary by project.
Notes & Helpful Links:
Check the time in Chennai with this Time Conversion Tool, and Check the Weather. ELI's Director blogs about eating his way through India in Hey Vegetarians! Participants need to visit a travel nurse before their arrival in India. For immunizations, we defer to the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control.
After you fill out the Application Form on our website, our Application Advisor will be in touch to help you with the next steps.