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Kathmandu Culture Week

Experience and get an in-depth knowledge of the ancient traditions, culture, language, temples, and Buddhist monasteries in this Himalayan country.

Our Culture Week will get you kickstarted into this amazing country located at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas. Not only will you get to learn about the language and lifestyle, but you will also visit temples, go on a hiking tour and even take part in a scavenger hunt race at a local market!

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Description

Program Description

During this week, you will learn about Nepalese culture through a series of introductory culture classes which are designed to help you develop your Nepalese language skills and deepen your understanding of the Nepalese way of life complete with details on rituals and customs. You will learn about Nepal’s history and the religious influences which have shaped it. Moreover, we will pay a visit to the local shops and markets that will get you learning as you go with the local culture and how to become a part of it. As part of your city tour and orientation, you will also visit some amazing sites such as the temple of Swayambhunath: one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in Kathmandu.

Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.

Aims & Objectives

Introduce you to Nepal’s diverse geographical and cultural environment by fostering a deeper understanding of cultural similarities and differences through experiential learning in Nepal and to help you develop awareness and a deeper understanding of the country.

Schedule

Monday

  • Puja to the gods & goddesses and name-giving ceremony
  • Go over the week’s schedule and handling of documents
  • An introduction game to get to know fellow participants
  • Cultural seminar on social behavioral norms, dos & don’ts in Nepalese culture. Intercultural eating and drinking habits, bathing and clothing customs in Nepalese culture.
  • A little assignment for you to explore your neighborhood and find local civic places such as banks (ATM), temples, schools, restaurants etc.

Tuesday

  • A social interactive session to get to know each other and an opportunity to bring out concerns about your health etc so that we will be aware.
  • Nepali language training
  • Shopping at the local market
  • Orientation tour of the city of Nepal with an interesting game called “Scavenger Hunt”, we will tell you more about this when you are here
  • Movie Night

Wednesday

  • Yoga and meditation
  • Nepali cooking session
  • Cultural as well as historical orientation tour to Sleeping Bishnu, Jamchen Vijay Stupa and ISKON Temple as ISP

Thursday

  • A cultural as well as historical orientation tour to the famous Swayambhunath temple
  • A talk on schooling and education system in Nepal and placement sites
  • Culture Night

Friday

  • It’s all about hiking today! We will go on a nature trail into the mountains to get a view of Kathmandu valley.
  • Feedback sharing (evaluation)

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***

Starting Dates

During 2023

This program starts every week.

During 2024

This program starts every week.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                –

Maximum age:                –

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        On Signup

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

  • Parental consent is needed for participants below the age of 18.
  • Participants above the age of 65 should get a fitness certificate from their respective doctors.

Additional Equipment

  • Hiking Shoes
  • Tidy clean clothes for temple visits