Earn credits towards a geography degree by visiting the extraordinary landscapes of Nepal. While travelling through Nepal, students will learn through experience about the environmental and developmental issues facing Nepal today. Students will be exposed to a unique biological and cultural diversity due to Nepal’s wide variety of climate conditions and mountain topography. Excursions will take students to places such as Chitwan National Park, Nepal’s first and most famous national park, which is home to many iconic animals such as the Bengal Tiger and the great one-horned Rhinoceros.
Nepal Fast Facts
Academic Calendar: Summer Term Credits: 3 Global Studies Credits Faculty & Staff: Faculty Led Program Population of Nepal: 28 Million Housing: Hotels Meals: Some Meals Included Language of instruction: English
The course GLST 410: Nepal Tour-Landscapes, Environmental & Society in the Himalaya, will be completed during this program. This course will teach students about Nepal’s mountain geography, historical and political transformations in Nepal, roles of local communities in forestry management and biodiversity management, and much more. Students will write reflections and keep daily journals as part of their credit for the course.
This program starts in the capital city of Kathmandu. From Kathmandu, students will make a stop in the city of Pokhara, before continuing to Nayapul. Students will then begin a series of day treks through several Nepali villages. During these treks, students will be surrounded by amazing scenes of nature, with the Himalaya mountain range visible in the distance. Near the end of the trip, students will be able to explore the jungle of Chitwan National Park.
Hotels, resorts and guesthouses are included in the program fee.
Students must be of sophomore status and have a current GPA of at least 2.0. Students should first enroll online with SCSU and, after accepted, will be provided with further application instructions for the Nepal program. All majors are welcome.