Volunteer and Intern Abroad in Bangladesh
- LOCATION: Dhaka
- ACCOMMODATION: Host families
- LOCAL LANGUAGES: Bengali
Bangladesh, located to the east of and almost completely surrounded by India, is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. As a volunteer, you will live and work in this complex and dynamic country, helping to improve quality of life in severely underprivileged communities. You can volunteer with us whether you are on a gap year, a summer vacation, or a career break.
Problems such as poverty and malnutrition are widespread in Bangladesh, and the efforts of our volunteers will go a long way toward improving the lives of those in need. You can get involved in various projects, from providing children with educational support in care centres and schools to contributing to medical outreaches.
Where You Will Live in Bangladesh with Projects Abroad
Projects Abroad is based in the capital in city of Dhaka, which is also known as the City of Mosques and described as the Venice of the East. The city has a humid tropic savanna climate and a lively culture, and you will find there is plenty to see and do during your free time.
During your time in Bangladesh, you will live with a local host family in Dhaka. Your host family will welcome you into their home and help you become part of the local community. You will also enjoy some delicious local cuisine with your host family, such as the traditional meal of fish and rice and different types of biryanis.
More than 98% of the population speak Bengali, Bangladesh’s official language, and living and working in Dhaka is a wonderful opportunity to learn some of the language.
Travel and Sightseeing Opportunities in Bangladesh
In Bangladesh, you will have plenty of free time over the weekends or after completing your placement to explore. If you are interested in nature, the country is home to lush vegetation and nearly 50 wildlife sanctuaries.
There are several tourist attractions in Dhaka that are must-visits. These include the Dhakeshwari Temple, the Star Mosque, and the well-known Lalbagh Fort, which was built in 1678 by the then Viceroy of Bengal, Prince Mohammad Azam. Dhaka has a rich history and you’ll be able to learn more about it at the Liberation War Museum and the Bangladesh National Museum in the city centre.