- Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
- Destinations: Nepal
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Credit Awarded: College
- Program Length: Quarter
- Start Month: February, September
- Category: Outdoor Adventure
- Selective: Yes
- Gender: Coed
- Ages: 17, 18, 19+, 19
- Housing: Homestay, Other, Tents
- Application Fee: $500
- Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
- Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Payment Terms
- Minimum Cost: $10,000 - $20,000
On this extraordinary gap year program, you will immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage and dramatically diverse environments of Nepal.
Imagine soaring Himalayan peaks, fluttering prayer flags, big skies and stunning Buddhist monasteries. Nepal is known for its rugged and spectacular mountain environment combined with its sparse population and stunning historical sites. This makes any overland journey across the Nepalese countryside both a spiritual and epic travel experience. On this gap year semester, you will travel across the roof-top of the world, through incredible landscapes, amazing historic sites, and a visit to Everest Base Camp.
Experience Nepali language and culture immersion while home-staying in a rural village and volunteering on a valuable community development project, trek the Annapurna Circuit in the shadow of Himalayan giants, study yoga, meditation and Buddhism while living at a small monastery, and raft one of the world’s top river journeys down the Kali Gandaki River.