Sri Lanka, a beautiful country in South Asia, has many interesting volunteer projects and internships available for volunteers interested in exploring this island.
Although a lot of people come over to Sri Lanka to have a nice beach holiday (sunbathing on one of the many excellent beaches), it contains many travel attractions. It has cultural areas such as remains of the ancient cities of Kandy, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa and natural wonders such as Sinharaja Rain Forest. The country’s hilly central part offers a perfect place for tea plantations and the accompanying towns such as Nuwara Eliya. Dense rainforests cover the south-western part and this is the area to go to when you want to see wildlife. There are several possibilities of staying over-night in national parks, such as Yala and Udawalawe, for those who want to wake up with the trumpeting of an elephant.
For those who are interested in volunteering in the developing world in your college summer break, gap year, career break or volunteer vacation, there are many interesting oppertunities available in Sri Lanka. As Sri Lanka is a small country, it provides many opportunities in a small space. These projects include English teaching, conservation activities (wild elephants, sea turtles), journalism, health care and other community work.
Following web sites provide information on gap year projects: