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  • Locations: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Program Terms: Fall, Winter-Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter-Spring 2022 10/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills University Studies Requirement: Yes, Reporting Live Supplemental Course
Program Description:

Program OverviewSIT Nepal

Witness the challenges facing Nepal as it works to balance tradition and progress and negotiate economic, political, and social change. Renowned for its scenery, from the peaks of the Himalayas to the remnants of tropical jungles in the tarai, Nepal is a land of complex ethnic and cultural diversity. Many Nepalese communities, shaped by their physical environments and pressured by scarce resources, have found innovative solutions that have helped them move forward in a challenging environment. Today, international development, internal political conflict, an emerging civil society, and the global market are all working to redefine Nepal in the twenty-first century.

Based in the Kathmandu Valley, students also take field excursions to the tarai, the Indian hills station of Darjeeling, and a village in the Himalayas, as they examine topics ranging from preservation of historic cities to tourist impact on local culture and national parks.

Program Focus

This program is based in the colorful and dynamic Kathmandu Valley. The program house is conveniently located in Naxal, right in the center of the city, and provides a safe and quiet haven for students in the midst of the busy urban activity. Students can take full advantage of the countless academic resources located in the Valley, including visiting scholars, a plethora of NGO and INGO headquarters, and a wealth of important world-famous cultural heritage sites.

Students have direct exposure to some of the most inspired and important Nepali people in the development arena, such as activists for ethnic rights, women's issues, education reform, press freedom and responsibility, and urban renovation. Numerous excursions take place within the Valley, and students often take advantage of free weekends to explore such places as Nagarkot, Kopan monastery, NamoBuddha and Duhlikhel, and Nagarjun Hill.


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Program Dates

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Areas of Study

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This program is a good fit for the following majors:

  • Community Development
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Culture
  • Globalization
  • International Studies
  • Service Learning
  • Social Work


Fall:  Students enroll in 24 quarter credits
Winter/Spring:  Students enroll in 24 quarter credits

Language of Instruction 


Host Country Language 




Class Standing Eligibility

  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate

Minimum GPA Requirements

Undergraduate: 2.50

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.

Program Requirements

No previous language study required 

Program Fee

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PSU Fees

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Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account.