Status:  Not Offered in 2018

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Nepal—Community, Technology, and Sustainability

NEW IN 2017


Arrive Date:  December 18, 2017    End Date:  January 4, 2018

Program Dates in Fall Quarter: Thursdays, 6:10pm-8pm, International Center

Program Overview

Experience an intensive immersion in Nepal’s exciting social, cultural, physical, technological and ecological change. Pursue international, intercultural, community-engaged learning action research in collaboration with Nepali students and young professionals. UC Davis students will work in interdisciplinary groups with Nepalese peers on projects related to local and regional development, sustainable agriculture, water resources, disaster reconstruction, food and nutrition, education, public health, democratic governance, youth participation, ICT use, and social entrepreneurship. Alongside visiting diverse cultural sites in the vibrant cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara and nearby villages, participants will, (1) gain an appreciation of the complex geographic, historical, cultural, religious, political, and environmental dimensions of Nepal, (2) develop interdisciplinary field research skills, (3) apply academic training to hands-on projects to benefit local communities, and (4) build skills, knowledge and relationships to pursue future international and intercultural collaborations.

Instructor:  Jonathan London, Nancy Erbstein, Deb Niemeier

Taught in:  English

Max Enrollment:  15

Program Coordinator:  Paula Levitt


Community and Regional Development (CRD) 153A. International Community Development: Asia (4 units)

Community and Regional Development (CRD) 198. Directed Group Study (2 units)



Program Highlights

  • Get to know Nepalese peers.
  • Experience Nepal’s cultural and environmental wealth and beauty .
  • Learn about complex social and environmental challenges through interdisciplinary, collaborative projects.
  • Develop resume-building international and intercultural communication skills.
  • Make a positive difference in the world.