Seminars Abroad Nepal

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Nepal—Community, Technology, and Sustainability

Arrive Date:  December 2019    End Date:  January 2020

Program Dates in Fall Quarter: Weekly Seminar TBD

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.

Instructors:  Jonathan London, Nancy Erbstein

Taught in:  English

Max Enrollment:  15

Program Coordinator:  Paula Levitt

Courses

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

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

Prerequisites

None

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.

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