Nepal

Nepal

The Scripps College list of approved SAGE – Study Abroad and Global Education programs may change in response to students' interests and feedback, faculty, and administrative evaluations as well as changing world events. Study abroad is not without risks and students are advised to carefully choose their study site.

The Scripps Committee on Study Abroad (COSA) has approved the following programs in Nepal for our students.

Kathmandu

Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, fieldwork, and independent study; courses are taught primarily in English. Tibetan language study required. Students earn four Scripps courses. On-site orientation and educational fieldtrips included.

  • Reviewed by: Professor Thierry Boucquey
  • Fields of study: Asian studies, cultural history, geopolitics, migration, religion
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; 8.0-8.9 GPA requires a petition; area studies course
  • Number of program participants: 20

Living Arrangements

Students live in private homes, guest houses, hostels, and some camping may be expected. Meals are taken as a group or with the host family.

Term Dates

  • Fall: early September to mid-December
  • Spring: early February to mid-May

Notes

  • Visa Information: All students must have a passport valid for at least six months after the program’s end date to study in another country. Students should apply for a passport as early as possible; in some cases, passport applications may need to be expedited. Students may need one or more visas, in addition to a valid passport. Visa application processes vary widely, and some visa processes are multi-step and complicated. SIT Study Abroad helps students to understand the visa process for each program. The SIT admissions counselor can answer passport and visa-related questions and concerns. Non-US citizens should consult with SIT early to determine the visa requirements based on their country of origin. SIT Study Abroad cannot guarantee visas for its participants, and it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to secure the appropriate visa in a timely manner.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Kathmandu and Los Angeles.

Kathmandu

Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, fieldwork, and independent study; courses are taught primarily in English. Nepali language study required. Students earn four Scripps courses. On-site orientation and educational fieldtrips included.

  • Reviewed by: Professor Thierry Boucquey
  • Fields of study: Economic development, class and gender issues, labor migration, social and political change
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA, 8.0-8.9 GPA requires a petition; area studies
  • Number of program participants: 15-25

Living Arrangements

Students live with host families while in Kathmandu as well as a shorter stay with a famly in a mountain village. On field trips, students stay in guest houses and small hotels. Meals are taken with the host family or with the program group.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Late August to early December
  • Spring: Late January to mid May

Notes

  • Visa Information: All students must have a passport valid for at least six months after the program’s end date to study in another country. Students should apply for a passport as early as possible; in some cases, passport applications may need to be expedited. Students may need one or more visas, in addition to a valid passport. Visa application processes vary widely, and some visa processes are multi-step and complicated. SIT Study Abroad helps students to understand the visa process for each program. The SIT admissions counselor can answer passport and visa-related questions and concerns. Non-US citizens should consult with SIT early to determine the visa requirements based on their country of origin. SIT Study Abroad cannot guarantee visas for its participants, and it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to secure the appropriate visa in a timely manner.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Kathmandu and Los Angeles.

Kathmandu

Academic Program

Intensive Nepali language, interdisciplinary core seminar and independent study on a project of the student's choice appropriate to the location.

  • Reviewed by: Professor Adam Davis
  • Fields of study: Nepali language and culture, Asian studies, development studies
  • Eligibility: 9.0 GPA required by Scripps, students with an 8.25 or higher GPA may petition. Recommended preparation ANTH 16: Introduction to Nepal or other area studies course work.
  • Number of program participants: 12-14

Living Arrangements

Students live in home stays with families near Kathmandu except when on study trips and have a shorter homestay in a middle hill village. Students have breakfast and dinner with their host families and share lunch at the program house.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Mid August until early December
  • Spring: Early February until mid June

Notes

  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Kathmandu and Los Angeles.