Professors Nancy Erbstein and Jonathan London surrounded by students in Nepal. Photo by: Jonathan London, UC Davis

Studying in Nepal: Students Find Adventure, Friendship and Purpose

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  • Students and faculty share their global experiences and the connections they made during the Quarter Abroad Program: Community, Technology and Sustainability in Nepal.

UC Davis professors with a longstanding connection to Nepal, along with their Nepalese colleagues, lead a learning exchange program that offers students a profound immersion in the country’s vibrant culture, environment and history. Through hands-on projects designed with a small rural village, students gain a unique perspective on global citizenship and community engagement while creating special bonds with new friends.

Jonathan London, professor of community and regional development with the Department of Human Ecology, and Nancy Erbstein, associate vice provost of global education for Global Affairs and faculty member with the School of Education, co-developed and co-instruct “Nepal Study Abroad Program: Community, Technology and Sustainability.” London and Erbstein have been traveling to Nepal since their own college days, and over the years have maintained friendly relationships with many people from Machhapuchhre Village, a picturesque, culturally complex community surrounded by majestic mountain peaks.

Read the full article on the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences website

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