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Nepal Cultural Immersion Trip

Honors & Scholars is excited to offer a cultural immersion trip to the Pokhara Valley, Nepal. Pokara Valley is 45 minutes by plane from Kathmandu and contains the Tibetan refugee settlement of Jampaling. People in the community weave and trim carpets and roll and dye yarn for their livelihood. Jampaling is in a rural setting where the people cultivate rice, corn, and wheat. The trip will be facilitated by a team leader from third-party company Xperitas and accompanied by Ms. Hunter from Honors & Scholars Programs.

Activities include:

  • Participating in a project chosen by the Jampaling community
  • Learning about Tibetan history, culture, religion, and art

This trip will run during the Spring 2020 Mini-Session from May 5-22. The program fee is $3300 and includes airfare from JFK, lodging, ground transportation, and most meals.  Student must be in an Honors or Scholars program to apply.  Apply using the form below by December 15, 2019 for priority consideration.

A down payment of $1000 is due January 17, 2020. The final payment of $2300 is due February 15, 2020.

For more information, email Ms. Hunter, sarahhunter@utk.edu.

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