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  • Locations: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Cost Estimate: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/12/2018 06/09/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
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Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.0
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Housing Options: Hotels
Language Courses Offered: No Internships Available: No
Faculty Led: Yes Exchange Program: No
Program Description:

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This summer come to the foothills of the majestic Himalayas to experience traditional and cultural art, music, movement and dance! You will have the opportunity to immerse in local culture, experience local cuisine and learn how the creative arts are integrated in early childhood education.  In this Study Abroad program, you will be introduced to Nepal, a culturally, ethnically and geographically diverse, multilingual country with a rich history. Nepal is host to the tallest mountain peak in the world, Mount Everest.  There are over 38 different ethnicities and over 90 languages still spoken today.  Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, shares the Kathmandu Valley with two other cities, Bhaktapur and Patan, that have equally rich histories.

We will participate in early childhood classrooms in three different socio-economic settings.  We will immerse ourselves in innovative workshops that include "Thangka" painting, native pottery, ethnic music, musical instruments, dance forms, and more.  We will take part in customs and rituals of some of the ethnic casts such as the aboriginal "Newars" and tribes such as the "Gurungs" of Nepal to experience their culture first hand.  You will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of diversity by witnessing and comparing this authentic society to what you have experienced in life so far.

Check out this video to learn more!

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal 


The weather in Nepal is similar to Wisconsin summer weather. Expect 70-80 degrees average this time of year with higher chances of rainfall.
 

ACADEMICS

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Eligibility 
Freshman status at time of participation
Completion of at least one academic semester at UW-Stout at the time of participation
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
Prerequisites: ECE 100 & ECE 105

Course Information:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a total of 6 credits. 3 credits in ECE 200, Expressive Curriculum for the Young Child and 3 credits in ECE 205, Preschool-Kindergarten Education. 

Speak with your academic adviser to ask how this course will fit into your program plan. This course can help students fulfill university requirements in the following areas:
 
Global Perspective

This course will be taught by:
Sapna Thapa
Email: thapas@uwstout.edu
Phone: 715.232.2680
Office: 119 Heritage Hall 

and

Judy Gifford
Email: giffordj@uwstout.edu

 
 

LOGISTICS

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Accommodation: Students will be sharing hotel rooms in Kathmandu, Nepal. The cost is included in the program fee.

Meals: Most meals will be provided. Other meals will be the responsibility of the student. 

Travel: Airfare cost and in-country transportation is included in the program fee. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to explore more of Nepal before or after the program. 

Passport and Visa: Please visit the Education Abroad website for information on passports and visas.  
 

COSTS

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The Cost Estimates at the top of this program website are used to determine the costs for the term you would like to go abroad. For information on financing your education abroad program visit the Financial Aid, Grants and Scholarships link on our website.