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    Pacific Discovery: Nepal & India Gap Year Semester


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destinations: India, Nepal
    • Credit Awarded: College
    • Program Length: Semester
    • Start Month: February, September
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Selective: No
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Housing: Dorm, Homestay, Hotel, Other, Boat
    • Application Fee: $500
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
    • Affiliation: Gap Year Association
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships
    • Minimum Cost: $10,000 - $20,000
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    Join us on an epic journey of discovery through lands steeped in rich history, culture, diversity and changing landscapes!

    Imagine soaring Himalayan peaks, fluttering prayer flags, big skies and stunning Buddhist monasteries. Nepal is known for its spectacular mountain environment combined with some of Asia’s best wildlife viewing opportunities, a myriad of historical towns and the friendliest people on earth. And then there’s India… It’s like no other, unique by its architectural wonders, history, bustling bazaars, and spiritual traditions. Arriving here after peaceful Nepal feels like a blasting force of sounds, smells and colors, but in the best way possible.

    On this gap year program around South Asia, we encourage our students to fully immerse themselves in the Indian and Nepali ways of life by living under the roof of host families, mastering the art of Indian cooking and bollywood dancing, and practicing ancient meditation techniques that were taught by Lord Buddha. Apart from the culture, this program will also make your heart skip a beat with its diverse adventure activities and service-learning projects, ranging from trekking to Annapurna Base camp and community volunteering in the shadows of Himalayan giants to surfing on the Arabian Sea and catching the sunrise over the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world!

    Cost and Session Information

    Gap Year Semester fee inclusions:

    ? All in-program travel and transport, excluding flights

    ? All accommodation

    ? All meals

    ? All expeditions, activities, excursions, volunteer projects and entry fees as described in the itinerary

    ? Experienced Program Instructors and local guides

    ? Informal lectures from resident experts on conservation and eco-tourism

    ? Experiential core curriculum that pushes students to reflect and ask questions of themselves

    ? Certificate of Program Completion