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Semester in Nepal 2024

Sept 15 to Dec 15, 2024
Kathmandu University

Embark on an unforgettable journey with our “Semester in Nepal” study abroad program hosted by Kathmandu University, where academic pursuit meets adventure!

Our unique ways of combining western science education with eastern philosophy and spiritual practice exposes our students to transformative learning experiences in Nepal that can be found nowhere else.

Nestled among the breathtaking peaks of the Himalayas, Nepal offers a unique blend of cultural richness, historical depth, and natural beauty unlike anywhere else in the world.

Through custom designed experiences in the classroom and in the field, our curriculum synthesizes the semester into a coherent learning narrative. Students activate their own bodies, minds, and spirits as the learning context.

A 3-Phase Experience:

1. Pre-Experience: Where you will e-meet fellow students, bond, and prepare for your experience in
Nepal via online learning sessions. This involves your instructors and guides, curricular materials, and activities to build excitement!

2. The Experience: The semester in Nepal including all four courses, trekking in the Himalayas, yoga practice and dozens of activities (including creation of your own personal documentary short film about your experiences).

3. Post-Experience: Where meaning-making and learning synthesis occurs. You will individually and collectively narrate your experiences, finalize your coursework products, get college credit, and cement your life-long friendships with each other and new friends in Nepal.

You will:

  • Build your understanding of Nepal as a place, by drawing comparisons and contrasts with your own places of origin and experience.

  • Deeply examine your own identity in order to understand the people and cultures of Nepal, and thereby expand your own sense-of-self as new friends of the Nepali people you meet.

  • Experience yogic science and practices to more deeply explore Hindu culture and history.

  • Utilize your own body as a scientific laboratory to examine physiological changes at altitude, including trekking in the Himalayas and Kathmandu Valley.  

  • Explore health & wellness in a new and rich multidimensional way.

Program Highlights

  • 12-credits over 4-courses:

    • 2 Required courses:

      • ​Physiology With An Altitude

      • Yogic Science, Philosophy & Practice

    • 2 Elective courses chosen from the following:

      • Introduction to Nepali Society 

      • Introduction to Indigenous Knowledge

      • Community Conflict Resolution

      • Migration, Mobility and Community Development


Whether you’re aiming to fulfill major requirements or explore new academic interests,our program offers flexibility to meet your educational goals.

  • Homestay Experiences: Live with a Nepali family, dive deep into the local lifestyle, and experience authentic Nepalese hospitality. Campus dormitory options available as well.

  • Personal & Professional Development: Internship opportunities with local organizations and businesses are available to enhance your experience.

  • Comprehensive Support: From pre-departure orientation to in-country assistance, our dedicated team is based in both the U.S. and in Nepal to support you end-to-end.

  • Cost: $9000.00 US

    • Includes tuition, room and board, food, in country transportation for activities.

    • Does not include airfare to and from Nepal, health insurance or trip insurance, or personal gear. 

    • Contact us for payment plan options.

Program Details

Join Us!

Whether you’re seeking to challenge yourself academically, grow personally, or gain a new perspective on the world, our Semester in Nepal is your gateway to an unparalleled adventure. Spaces are limited, so apply today to secure your spot in this life-changing program.

Space Is Limited!

  • Diverse Culture: Immerse yourself in Nepal’s vibrant culture, with its ancient traditions, colorful festivals, and welcoming communities.

  • Academic Excellence: Partnering with the esteemed Kathmandu University, all courses are accredited, and all credits are transferrable and recognized globally.

  • Adventure and Exploration: From trekking the majestic Himalayas to exploring the historical wonders of Kathmandu Valley, our program includes organized trips that make your semester an adventure of a lifetime.

  • Language and Immersion: Gain new linguistic skills in an immersive environment, enhancing your global communication abilities.

  • Sustainable Impact: Engage in community service and sustainable projects that make a meaningful impact, providing you with a deeply enriching personal and academic experience.

Why Nepal

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