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 are due March 1st! Apply here: https://www.washington.edu/studyabroad/
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.