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  • Locations: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Maymester, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Experiential Learning International 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Maymester 2025 01/01/2025 02/15/2025 TBA TBA
Fall 2025 03/15/2025 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Pre-Health Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Home Stay Program Type: Internship Abroad
Program Description:

Nepal is a small, beautiful country, famous for the majestic Himalayas, beautiful landscapes,

rich cultural diversity, and traditionally peaceful people. This country has long been a

popular destination for visitors, explorers, and nature lovers. In spite of these natural

blessings, Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world. With a family per capita

income of less than $270 per year, most Nepalese live below the poverty line. It is estimated

that hundreds of thousands of Nepali people, especially women and children, suffer

unnecessarily due to a lack of basic medical care. Different efforts have been made

through governmental organizations to improve the deteriorating situation, but the

villages of Nepal show very few signs of relief and development.

ELI offers a number of opportunities in Nepal for

pre-medical students and experienced relief workers

who would like to help out. Visits range from a

quick two week trip to an in-depth five month

immersion program. A coordinator from our office

in Nepal will greet you at the airport and help you

get settled. Your first few days are devoted to

exploring Nepal's natural beauty and visiting

revered cultural and historical sights with an ELI

coordinator, including the historic towns of

Working at a hospital is an opportunity to provide a much needed service and learn firsthand

about healthcare in a third world country. Typically, participants spend 6-8 hours a

day at one of three locations: a small private hospital, a medium-sized private hospital, or a

large state-run pediatrics hospital. Participants often help out with free health clinics in the

country as well. The program usually entails shadowing a doctor in the morning and helping

the staff/focusing on patient care in the afternoon. Clinical experience is helpful, but

not necessary. Participants have evenings and weekends free to explore.

Kirtipur and Bahktapur, Changu Narayan Temple,

Pashupatinath, and the neighborhood in which you

will be living and working. Our coordinators are

proud to share the beauty of the Himalayas and the

complex cultural diversity of their home. This program

includes a homestay? offering the warm comforts

of a happy home, immersing you in the culture,

and providing traditional Nepali meals.

"What busy past two weeks I've enjoyed here in Kathmandu with my wonderful host family. Anuj has proven

to be a fabulous host, friend and guide. I feel so lucky to have been placed with this family and I feel very

grateful. The doctors at the hospital have also been great to work with. Because the hospital is newer,

smaller and private, it is not as overwhelmingly busy as I had imagined it would be. In many ways this works

to my advantage because the doctors have more time to chat with me by sharing their knowledge and

preparing me prior to beginning any symptomology diagnosing or treatment. My internship has proven to be

very hands-on so far, the wide array of experiences I have already gained and the treatments I have been

involved in, have far surpassed my expectations. I am so happy with my internship placement as well as with

my host family and I would like to thank you and the people at ELI for their work in organizing this fabulous,

unforgettable adventure." Julian, May 2007

" My trip to Nepal was indeed a very gratifying experience. I not only gained more insight on medical practices

in a developing country, but also obtained a good sense of cultural immersion in a variety of levels: food,

people interaction, traditions and beliefs. .. During my stay, I was able to participate in two operations: a cholecystectomy

and a hysterectomy. For me, this was the highlight of the program. ..We also made rounds in the

mornings. We visited the outpatient department (OPD), ICU, the surgical unit, and ER. Overall, I spent more

time in ER and OPD with Dr. Mashim and Dr. Om respectively. Both of them took time to translate and explain

the symptoms and prescriptions given to the patients who came in, point out abnormalities and x-rays and CT

scans, and explain some of the medication used..." Maria, January 2008

Program Includes

* Pre-departure information

* Pick up from the airport in KTM

* Orientation and welcome pack

* Volunteer Position

* Accommodation

* Two meals a day

* 24/7 emergency service

Program Does Not Include

*Round-trip Airfare

*Return trip to Airport

*Required Travel and Medical


*Visa Fees 1.303.321.8278

ELI is proud to operate as a registered non-profit 501(c)3 and offer among the lowest available

program fees. Further, for U.S. citizens the program fee may be tax deductible.