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Study Abroad in Nepal and Ecuador

You’ll find SFIS faculty teaching not only in the classrooms, but around the world.  Studying abroad is a great way to explore foreign cultures, reflect on your place in the world, and challenge yourself. We encourage all students interested to participate in a study abroad program. SFIS faculty lead study abroad program most years. Below are THREE programs being offered in Ecuador and Nepal (2) for Summer 2018. Scholarships available!

ECUADOR: Ways of Knowing Across the Andes

Study AbroadMarch 3 – March 10, 2018
Explore Quito, Ibarra and Otavalo, Ecuador during Spring Break! Expand awareness of your own assumptions and cognitive screens while gaining new ways of thinking about social, political, economic and environmental issues. Visit Otavalo Market, indigenous communities and much more!

Program Fee: TBD
The program fee includes: housing, daily breakfast, local transportation, site visits and cultural excursions, ASU faculty support and international health insurance.

Funding Study Abroad
To review resources on funding study abroad through financial aid, scholarships and grants, and community-based funding. Visit studyabroad.asu.edu/?go=finance.

For more information, please visit here.

Application Deadline: Nov. 26, 2017

Eligibility: 2.0 GPA for undergraduates and 3.0 GPA for graduates

Courses: 1 credit
FIS 394/GTD 598: Ecuador: Ways of Knowing Across the Andes

Faculty Directors:
Mary Jane Parmentier, Ph.D.,
Clinical Associate Professor

Carlo Altamirano Allende
Graduate Research Associate

International Coordinator:

Natalie Coveyduck

NEPAL: Reimaging Environmental Sustainability in Urban & Rural Nepal

This program will engage two universities:  ASU and Tribhuvan University (TU) in Nepal.  Students will have an immersive experience travelling around the country living in communities and finally meeting decision makers in Kathmandu.

Dr. Nalini Chhetri is leading a trip to Nepal in June 2018. Below is some information about the program:

Quick Facts

  • Summer 2018 – June 1 – 21
  • Application deadline 3/1/2018
  • On-site research based work in  multi-disciplinary teams of engineering, sustainabilility, humanities and social science students
  • Partnership with Nepal’s  Institute of Engineering and Central Department of Environmental Sciences
  • Homestays in indigenous communities with day trips to field sites. Kathmandu valley, Nawalparasi in the Terai/Lowlands and villages nearby and Pokhara
  • Open to all students
  • Earn 3 credit hours
  • Apply Early

For more information, or to apply, please visit here.