Cornell University

Cornell-Nepal Studies Program

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Program participants pose for a picture in Kathmandu.

Namaste from Kathmandu!

The Cornell-Nepal Study Program (CNSP) is a challenging field-based international opportunity in the culturally and ecologically diverse developing country of Nepal.

Accommodations and course work in field research, project management, and Nepali language is offered in partnership with Tribhuvan University. Courses are taught in English at the program facility and the main Tribhuvan campus in the medieval town of Kirtipur, near Kathmandu, by Nepalese faculty from the Tribhuvan University Department of Sociology/Anthropology.

CNSP is the first and only study-abroad program in Nepal to bring students from American universities to live and study together withNepalese peers in residential program houses. CIPA Fellows participating in the program have the option of pursuing either field research or internships in addition to coursework.  Previous Fellows who have studied in Kathmandu have interned with a variety of organizations such as UNHCR, UNICEF, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). As Kathmandu serves as a regional hub for many inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, CNSP is ideal for Fellows seeking field experience in a developing country during the academic year.

The Experience
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Participants don traditional Nepalese saris. Participants enjoy traditional Nepalese food at their dormitory. A view of a small Nepalese village.
Program Details
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Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, or Academic Year
Program Length: Semester or Academic Year
Application Deadlines: Fall or Year: December 20 recommended, February 15 final

Spring: May 30 recommended, October 1 final
Language Requirement: Previous Nepali recommended, but NOT required
Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing: Dormitory style residence halls (Homestays during holidays and study tour)
Costs: Cornell Tuition, plus travel, lodging, inoculations and personal expenses

For more information, please visit: Cornell-Nepal Studies Program, CUAbroad or contact Kathryn March.