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  • Locations: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only.
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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FLP Nepal BrochureThis year's project will be in partnership with the Hands–On Institute of Nepal. Tentatively scheduled for Spring Break
(March 23 - April 1), we will venture to the foothills of the Annapurna Mountain Range in the Himalayas to assist with building a community gathering place for the Dalit community of Aapshwara. Side projects include rainwater harvesting and repair of connecting village trails. Students will have an opportunity to connect with pristine nature and a unique community. The Dalit are considered 'untouchable' in Nepali society --the lowest strata in their caste system. Our presence helps elevate the community's status in addition to assisting with their needs. It's important to note that this trip attempts to strike a balance between voluntary work, learning sessions, observation, and enjoyment. We will shed meaningful sweat, share skills, culture, and laughter with our hosts while accomplishing a project that benefits their community. This is not a luxury program or a leisure holiday. It will challenge you in ways that you can't now imagine. And we will all be better for it. 

One credit from a Building Homes & Hope colloquium class is the prerequisite to this service adventure. Contact Dr. Dave Kovac, for details. And feel free to join our BH&H Facebook Group for program updates and announcements. 

Areas of Study

Students may enroll in HC 406: Building Homes & Hope: Nepal Experience (2 or 3 credits).


This program is designed for Honors College students with an interest in international service work and experience. The program is also open to non-Honors College students when appropriate and by consent of the instructor (a minimum 3.25 GPA is required).

Course Pre-requisite: Complete one credit of HC 299: Building Homes & Hope Colloquium prior to departure or consent of instructor. UHC Independent Study with the instructor can be substituted for the colloquium.

Physical requirements involve physical labor associated with constructing basic shelter. Digging, carrying, walking, etc.

Cost Estimates

To be determined.

Additional Info

The Program Leader is Dave Kovac.

This program is currently not accepting applications.