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Cross-Cultural Exploration in Agricultural Development: Nepal Summer Program, June 1–July 7, 2018

Faculty: Dr. Lee Altier  [ Contact ]

Academic Credit: Earn 6 units of academic credit. [ Courses ]

About the Program

Kathmandu, Nepal Market SceneThe ancient capital of Kathmandu is in the center of Nepal in a valley at 4,600 ft. elevation along the Bagmati River, in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. It is in a region of diverse cultures at the edge of the highest mountains in the world. Study and travel for five weeks in north-central Nepal in a collaborative program with Nepali university students.

  • Engage in cultural programs.
  • Participate in a village home-stay.
  • Take part in Nepali cooking lessons and language instruction.
  • Employ your skills to help villagers in a service project.
  • Participate with guidance from agricultural and humanities faculty.
  • Explore the markets, temples, villages and neighborhoods of diverse ethnic group.
  • Study case reports with diverse perspectives on current issues related to food production, environmental and resource management, and development efforts.


• Program Fee: $3,615.

Application and non-refundable $1,550 deposit* due Monday, April 24.
◊ $2,065 balance due May 1.

Cost includes per-unit course fees; two banquets; lodging and meals on homestays (11 days); ground transportation in Nepal; field trips and related course activities; instruction; supervision at service learning sites; and pre-departure and in-country orientations. Readings and other course materials will be provided online and in Nepal.

* If the trip cancels due to low enrollment or other circumstances you will receive a full refund.

• Additional Expenses (Estimate): $2,440

You are responsible for airfare to and from, arriving in Tribhuvan International Airport (KTN) in Kathmandu. Fares are estimated at $1,500, but depend on when you purchase your ticket, your itinerary, and the airline selected. Please submit a copy of your flight confirmation to Continuing Education no later than May 9, 2018. Refundable tickets are highly recommended.

Personal expenses, estimated at $800, include additional food and incidentals you may wish to purchase while abroad. Most expenses are already accounted for in the program fees; however, you are encouraged to plan for some personal expenses for entertainment or shopping by bringing some extra cash and/or a credit card to cover these expenses. Unexpected and urgent expenses may arise while abroad. Be prepared!

Foreign travel health insurance is $140 and is paid directly into your account through the Student Center.

Academic Credit

Participants in the non-credit field school may opt to earn four units of academic credit by enrolling in ANTH 280 Field Archaeology, ANTH 380 Field Archaeology, or ANTH 480 Advanced Field Archaeology for an additional fee of $240.

Kathmandu, Nepal City Scene

This program offers six units of academic credit, allowing you to make progress toward your degree. You will be enrolled in the following courses when your fee balance is paid.

GEOG 304: Sustainability Issues

PSSC 390: Food Forever OR
   PSSC 399: Special Problems

Program Faculty

Dr. Lee AltierNepal Terraced Fields
(530) 636-2525