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  • Locations: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: WFU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/15/2021 10/15/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2022 03/15/2022 03/15/2022 TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 10/15/2022 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term GPA Requirement: 2.50 Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2 semesters completed
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Language Courses Offered: Nepali
Click here for a definition of this term Prior Language Study Required: None Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Homestay, Hotels
Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-WFU Students: No Click here for a definition of this term Academic Areas Offered: American Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, Art, Biology, Communication, East Asian Studies, Economics, English, Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise, Environmental Studies, Health & Exercise Science, Health Policy & Adminstration, History, Humanities, International Studies, Politics and International Affairs, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Urban Studies, Women's & Gender Studies
Program Description:

Witness the challenges Nepal faces as it works to balance tradition and progress and negotiate economic, political, and social change during a dynamic period in its history.

nepalThis program examines the multidimensional ways in which development is reshaping a traditionally rural society into one that is rapidly becoming globally connected and modern. Through both classroom and field activities, students investigate the social, political, cultural, environmental, and economic forces that are reshaping rural and urban communities. Study how international development, political conflict, an emerging civil society, and global markets are all working to redefine Nepal in the twenty-first century.

Major topics of study include:

  • Economic development, the emerging middle class, and labor migration
  • Climate change and environmental concerns in the Himalayas
  • Development theory and defining development in Nepal
  • Redefining development, social capital, and civil society
  • Ethnicity, nationhood, and social and political change
  • Causes and conditions for change and conflict
  • Caste, class, gender, and religion in Nepal 



NOTE: The U.S State Department currently has a Travel Warning posted for Nepal. (http://travel.state.gov/).  Students must meet with an advisor to discuss the petition process to apply for this program.