March 5-16, 2015
The URI Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies is offering this unique Nonviolence Training and Cultural Education opportunity to a limited number of students who wish to experience an ancient culture in the midst of resolving modern political conflict located in the heart of the Himalayan region and some of the most beautiful natural environments in the world.
This is an alternative spring break community service learning study abroad program that combines an international nonviolence peace training partnership project with a rare cultural and educational travel experience. This tour is available to a limited number of students who wish to study the application of nonviolence and peace-building practices with members of Nepali human rights and peace activist organizations.
The 2014 travel itinerary described is subject to changes based on local conditions, as well as guidance and advise from our in-country partner organizations. The itinerary will vary somewhat, but the trip will remain a once-in-a-lifetime-experience!
Advisory: This is not a vacation style spring break trip. It is a service-oriented "alternative" spring break experience that allows a small number of students to accompany members of the URI Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies on one of their working nonviolence and peace training projects. The rare opportunity provided by this trip to engage in service learning while experiencing a completely different culture, in one of the world's most remote locations, while participating in nonviolent social transformation, is invaluable. Course credits are offered for all participants.
This unique international nonviolence and peace training program will take place in Nepal, which is located in the Himalayan mountain region in the heart of Asia, bordered by China and India. With eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest, the dramatic differences in elevation found in Nepal result in a variety of biomes, from tropical savannas to coniferous forests and grasslands rich with rock and ice at the highest elevations. Kathmandu, the country's capital, is the urban hub of Nepal and is rich with World Heritage sites and other historical shrines and temples that attract visitors around the world.
Housing and Dining:
While in Nepal, students will stay in double occupancy rooms in a standard hotels. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided on most days.
Beyond nonviolence trainings students will engage in cultural tours and excursions while in Nepal including:
Program Fee: TBA
|Round-trip airfare||In-country transportation||Accommodation|
|Dining (most meals included)||Excursions, training and service activities||Med-Ex Supplemental Insurance|
NOTE: All fees subject to change
|Application Deadline: December 1, 2014||Final Payment Due: February 1, 2015|
For More Information and Details:
|Program Director||URI Faculty-Led Programs Coordinator|
|Paul Bueno de Mesquita||Kelly Watts|
|Nonviolence and Peace Studies||Office of International Education|
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