Embark on the journey of a lifetime as we experience the rich cultures, numerous religions, ancient histories, and indefatigable energy of India and Nepal. 

We begin our India and Nepal Gap Program by venturing to a region rarely touched by outsiders, we set our base for three weeks amidst the Indian Himalayas, joining forces with an NGO working to reform the Ladakhi education system.  Welcomed into a homestay, we experience a day in the life of a rural Indian in the 21st century. Trekking through the mystical mountain trails of Annapurna, we test our endurance inspired by the glacial peaks of the Nepali Himalayas. Partnering with an organization providing health care and resources to migrant workers, we study urbanization and public health issues facing a Kathmandu slum. Rising early from our Ashram for morning yoga, we spend our days leading classes on nutrition and facilitating English conversation with eager Indian children. Building clean water filters and sanitary systems in a rural Nepali village, we see the immediate effects of our hard work and know that our efforts will have a lasting impact. After living in and exploring two of the world’s most fascinating regions, we leave our semester with broader perspectives and a new excitement to learn.

Program Highlights

Build and Install Life-Changing Clean Water Systems in rural Nepal

Work with a NGO that Supports Street Children in the Slums of Kathmandu

Watch the Sun Rise over the World-Renowned Taj Mahal

Settle into Daily Life in a 10-Day Homestay in India’s Mountainous Ladakh Province

Study Sustainable Farming in Rural India

White Water Raft the Headwaters of the Holy Ganges River

Trek the Peaks and Valleys of the Nepal’s Annapurna Mountain Range

Travel to the Birthplace of Four of the World’s Major Religions

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