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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Advisor: Tyler Walker (28689) Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.7
Language of Instruction: English, Nepali Language Prerequisite: No
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Homestay, Hostel/Hotel Program Provider: SIT
Click here for a definition of this term Area(s) of Study: Diverse studies available (see below) Fall Calendar: Late August to early December
Spring Calendar: Late January to early May Restrictions: Vanderbilt undergraduates only
Type of Program: Study Center Academic Calendar: Similar to VU
Additional Prerequisites: N/A Application Deadline: Spring Deadline 2
Program Description:

This study center program facilitates experiential learning in Nepal, a country balancing tradition and progress, to explore development and social change. Sandwiched between the emerging global powerhouses of China and India, Nepal is at the center of transnational relations and is becoming increasingly globalized, and students investigate the historical, social, political, religious, cultural, environmental, and economic forces shaping and reshaping governance and communities in Nepal. Students live with a host family in Kathmandu, as well as participate in a village homestay in the Himalayas, experiencing daily activities of a rural community to better understand the lifestyle of many Nepalis. During their study abroad experience, students also partake in excursions around Nepal, as well as to India. One such excursion includes a trek in the Himalayas, some of the most majestic and beautiful mountains in the world. At the end of the program, students will spend nearly four weeks in an individual pursuit--either original research on a topic of interest, or an internship.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Review Begins Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 09/11/2024 09/12/2024 02/04/2025 05/19/2025