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WFU/Nepal (Summer)
Kathmandu, Nepal
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
 GPA Requirement:
2.00
 Class Status:
2 semesters completed
 Language of Instruction:
English
 Prior Language Study Required:
None
 Housing:
Homestay
 Open to non-WFU Students:
Yes
 Academic Areas Offered:
Anthropology
Program Description:

WFU/Nepal Summer Program in Nepal (SPIN): Culture and Mental Health

***The Summer Program in Nepal (SPIN) will not be running Summer 2015. Look for it again Summer 2016.

Wake Forest University's Summer Program in Nepal (SPIN) is based in a semi-urban town about 100 miles west of Kathmandu. During the program, students conduct research on how social status affects peoples' lives. They also work on a development project in assisting in assessing community needs of marginalized people and planning to meet those needs. Needs focus on poverty, education, health and the needs of women and children.

A Wake Forest faculty member travels and stays in Nepal to oversee program academics and teach required courses. Courses include ANT 383 (basic Nepali language and culture) and ANT 384 (development related research).
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Overview Wake Forest University's Summer Program in Nepal (SPIN) is based in a semi-urban town about 100 miles west of Kathmandu. During the program, students conduct research on how social status affects peoples' lives. They also work on a development project in assisting in assessing community needs of marginalized people and planning to meet those needs. Needs focus on poverty, education, health and the needs of women and children.

A Wake Forest faculty member travels and stays in Nepal to oversee program academics and teach required courses. Courses include ANT 383 (basic Nepali language and culture) and ANT 384 (development related research).
Location Nepal, a country famous for being home of one-third of the Himalayan Mountain Range, is also rich in both history and culture.  With a population of nearly 30 million, its people also exhibit great diversity. Its traditions and social practices are shaped by exposure to globalism, urbanization, democracy and issues of universal human rights. In places like Kathmandu, these factors are palpable, but in rural areas where the vast majority of people still farm or herd animals, they are less pronounced.

Wake Forest University's Summer Program in Nepal (SPIN) is based in a semi-urban town about 100 miles west of Kathmandu. During the program, students conduct research on how social status affects peoples' lives. They also work on a development project in assisting in assessing community needs of marginalized people and planning to meet those needs. Needs focus on poverty, education, health and the needs of women and children.
Program A Wake Forest faculty member travels and stays in Nepal to oversee program academics and teach required courses. Courses include ANT 383 (basic Nepali language and culture) and ANT 384 (development related research).
Faculty  
Accommodation Primarily homestays; two students per family.
Excursions Other activities include trekking the Langtang Trail and visits to cultural and educational sites such as the Royal Palace in Patan, Boudanath, Marsangdi College, hospitals and religious temples.
Selection
  • Good academic standing
  • Open to all majors
Costs The total cost of summer study abroad can be broken down into four categories:
  • Program Fee - Usually covers room, in-country travel, excursions, some meals and other costs associated with the program.
  • Tuition – Students on WFU summer programs pay WFU summer school tuition per credit hour. The 2013 summer rate is $900/per credit hour.
  • Airfare (estimated) – Varies per location. Students are responsible for their own airfare unless otherwise noted.
  • Personal Expenses (estimated) – These will vary depending on the students' spending habits, cost of living in the destination country, and the number of meals included in the program fee. This may also include visa fees, vaccinations, academic supplies/books and other miscellaneous daily expenses.
Program Fee - $4,628
Tuition (6 hrs) - $5,400
Airfare (estimated) - International airfare included in program fee. Students are responsible for transportation to departure airport
Personal Expenses (estimated) ~ $700
Estimated total cost - $10,728
Scholarships For information on scholarships, please contact the Center for Global Programs and Studies.
Contact Dr. Steven Folmar, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Phone: (336) 758 6065
E-mail: folmarsj@wfu.edu
Website: www.wfu.edu/Academic-departments/Anthropology/nepal
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