Early Fall 2017

JSIS/LARC Nepal: Design and Development in Nepal

The Design and Development in Nepal exploration seminar is a unique, 28-day program offered jointly by the Nepal Studies Initiative and the Informal Urban Communities Initiative. The seminar challenges students to delve into the ideas and contemporary debates surrounding development, and respond to them through community-based participatory design. Students in the seminar will explore historical and contemporary conditions as key drivers of change in the country and engage in a small scale design intervention in an underserved urban neighborhood in the Kathmandu Valley.

When: August 22, 2017 – September 18, 2017

Where: Kathmandu, Kavre district

Who: UW undergraduate/graduate students

Courses: 5 credits JSIS 392 or  LARC 495

Attend an information session to learn more:

January 27, 2017 – 12:30-1:30pm – Gould 100

February 10, 2017 – 12:30-1:30pm – Gould 100

Applications deadline extended until March 15th! Apply here: https://www.washington.edu/studyabroad/

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Previous study abroad programs:

Check out a recent Seattle Times piece on NSI’s first Exploration Seminar!


Early Fall 2016: JSIS Nepal: Critical Development Studies in Nepal

This 3.5 week exploration seminar provided UW students an immersive opportunity to explore some of the ideas and contemporary debates surrounding development as a set of shifting practices and contested ideal that animates contemporary Nepali society; particularly in the wake of the 2015 earthquakes.