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  • Locations: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2023 10/11/2022 11/07/2022 TBA TBA
Spring 2023 11/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Instruction language: English Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Third party
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Class level: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Click here for a definition of this term Academic areas: Anthropology, Communication, Cultural Studies, East Asian studies, Economics, English, Environmental Science, Geography, History, International Studies, Kinesiology/Sports science, Political science, Psychology, Religious studies, Sociology, Women's Studies/Gender Studies, Womens Studies/Gender Studies Credit type: Transfer Credit
Tuition payment made to: Program provider
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Nepal: Development, Gender, and Social Change in the Himalaya

NOTE: SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, SIT may have to modify programs. Visit the SIT website for more details.

Witness Nepal’s challenges in balancing tradition and modernity, while negotiating economic, political, and social change in a dynamic period of its history.
 

WHY STUDY SOCIAL CHANGE IN NEPAL?

In the past few decades, Nepal has seen tremendous changes in development, discourse surrounding equality and inclusiveness, and human and civic rights. Live in the Kathmandu Valley, home to seven UNESCO World Heritage sites, and learn from experts, activists and academics about development, gender and social change. Visit organizations and institutions to understand how they work with government and nongovernment agencies to make meaningful change in society. Learn Nepali from expert teachers in small, dynamic classes. Connect with NGOs, INGOs, and bilateral and multilateral donors. Visit India to learn about gender, food systems, and civic rights, and conduct a comparative study. Then trek from village to village along ancient Himalayan trade routes, going as high as 13,000 feet, to see community development efforts as well as Nepal’s remarkable biological, geological, and cultural diversity. In the final four weeks, research a topic of your choice while conducting independent field study, or gain professional skills in an international work environment as part of an internship.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore changing gender and social justice rights from experts and activists.
  • Witness how international development and global markets are redefining Nepal
  • Visit Sikkim, India’s organic state, and the tea capitals Darjeeling and Ilam.
  • Learn from notable Nepali development scholars and practitioners.
  
Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.
 

KEY TOPICS OF STUDY

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


MONEY MATTERS

Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor.  

SIT tuition and room and board fees include the following: 
  • All educational costs, including educational excursions 
  • All accommodations and meals for the full program duration 
  • Transportation to and from the airport, and on all educational excursions 
  • Health and accident insurance 
 
SCHOLARSHIPS
  • SIT awards nearly $1.6 million in scholarships and grants annually.
  • All scholarships and grants are need-based.
  • Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000 for semester programs.  
  • Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.
 

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