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  • Locations: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: The GREEN Program 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission 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: Accounting, Advertising, Agriculture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architectural History, Architecture, Art History, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Botony, Business, Business Design, Business Information Systems, Chemistry, Communication, Communication Design, Communications, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminology, Culinary Arts, Culture, Developmental Sciences, Dietetics & Nutrition, Earth Science, Ecology, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Engineering, English, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies, Film, Finance, Food Technology and Management, Forestry, Gastronomy, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, Government, Graphic Design, Health and Human Services, Health Science, History, Hospitality Management, Human Resources Management, Human Rights, Humanities, Independent Study, Information Design, Interdisciplinary Design, Interior Architecture, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Internships, Journalism, Latin American Studies, Liberal Arts, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mass Communications, Mathematics, Minority Studies, Molecular Biology, Other Languages and Literature, Peace and Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Photography, Physics, Political Science, Politics, Pre-Health, Pre-Law, Product Design, Psychology, Public Health, Public Relations, Religion/Theology, Sciences, Service Learning, Social Policy & Administration, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Sports, Tourism, Urban Design, Womens Studies Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Program Type: Study Abroad, Volunteer Abroad
Program Description:
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The GREEN Program - Nepal

Meet The GREEN Program (TGP) | Follow our adventures on Instagram @greenprogram
The GREEN Program (TGP) is an award-winning experiential education program focused on our world's most pressing issues in sustainable development. Since 2009, our mission is to educate and empower future sustainability leaders through experiential education, responsible travel, and adventure. Today, our alumni represent 470 universities across 70 countries and are now making an impact at organizations such as The Environmental Protection Agency, National Geographic, NASA, Rivian, Boeing, Nike, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Google, and more. 

Who this program is for: The GREEN Nepal program is an ideal match for adventurous and socially-conscious individuals interested in solar microgrid systems, sustainable rural development, and authentic cultural experiences. If you are fascinated by the potential of renewable energy, particularly solar microgrid systems, and eager to contribute to sustainable development initiatives in rural communities, this program is tailored perfectly for you. Whether you are a student studying renewable energy engineering, or sustainable development, or someone passionate about community-driven projects, this program offers unique opportunities to engage in hands-on learning experiences and collaborate on impactful projects related to renewable energy and sustainable practices. Moreover, if you are excited about the prospect of immersing yourself in an authentic cultural home-stay experience in a rural village, and gaining insights into the traditions, lifestyle, and hospitality of the Nepalese people, The GREEN Nepal Program will provide an unforgettable journey that fosters personal growth and meaningful connections with the local community. Prepare to embark on an eye-opening adventure, where you can contribute to positive change, empower rural communities, and leave a lasting impact on the environment and the lives of those you encounter during this transformative experience in Nepal. (Open to all majors!)

Program Highlights/Description: The GREEN Program in Nepal, where rural development, renewable energy, and cultural immersion converge. This program highlights the transformative potential of solar microgrid systems in rural communities, offering an enriching experience that combines education, hands-on projects, a local homestay experience, and an exploration of Nepal's rich heritage.

Program highlights include:
  1. Learning about Solar Microgrid Systems and Rural Development: Dive into the world of renewable energy and sustainable development as you learn about solar microgrid systems and sustainable development in Nepal. Engage with experts and local communities to understand the vital role these systems play in bringing reliable electricity to remote rural areas, empowering communities, and fostering socio-economic growth.
  2. Installing a Solar Microgrid System in a Rural Village: Put theory into practice as you participate in a real-life project that will make a difference. Collaborate with local partners to install a solar microgrid system in a rural village lacking access to the grid. Witness firsthand the impact of renewable energy on daily life, healthcare, education, and local businesses
  3.  Local Homestay Experience: Immerse yourself in the warmth of Nepali hospitality through a local homestay experience. Live with a host family in a rural village and embrace their traditions, cuisine, and way of life. Forge connections with the community, gaining insights into their resilience, culture, and interconnectedness with the environment.
  4. Exploring UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Nepali Culture: Discover the rich tapestry of Nepali culture through visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites. Explore ancient temples, palaces, and stupas, learning about Nepal's history and architectural wonders. Engage with locals, partake in traditional festivities, and witness vibrant cultural performances.
  5. Capstone Project: Channel your passion and knowledge into a capstone project that addresses a pressing issue in sustainable development. Work collaboratively with fellow participants, utilizing the skills and insights gained during the program to propose innovative solutions utilizing solar microgrid systems around the world. Mentorship from local professionals will guide your ideas toward tangible impacts. 
Learn more about The GREEN Program's Nepal Program here:  

Start your sustainability adventure today!
Learn more about The GREEN Program HERE, and Apply to The GREEN Program today!
*Spots fill on a rolling, first-come, first-serve basis. 
Questions? Contact The GREEN Program at or (215) 821-0935.

Student Testimonials: What TGP Alumni are saying

"There’s nothing else like The GREEN Program in the world right now. From a recruiting standpoint, going on TGP during a school break shows so much intentionality. The GREEN Program is such good interview material because it's such an incredible experience, and the recruiters want to hear about them. I've been to Peru and Japan multiple times before, and with TGP, there were still so many new, purposefully curated experiences that added new levels to my understanding. TGP alumni are making an impact in every industry and I can't wait to connect with them in the alumni network. You can't ask for a better learning experience than being there."
- Kevin Yuan, Global Sustainability Lead, Senior Manager, Nike

"Regardless of the specific program, each iteration of The GREEN Program guarantees a transformative journey, where self-discovery is the norm. Engaging in these immersive experiences, you will learn new things about yourself and expand your comfort zone. The essence of The GREEN Program lies in its ability to challenge and inspire individuals to explore uncharted territories, both internally and externally. By embarking on this unique journey, I have redefined my limits and unlocked a newfound sense of adventure, self-awareness, and resilience."
- Muntaha Imteyaz, Architectural Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology

"TGP has been shaping my career and helping reinforce my core values since 2016. From a bright-eyed sophomore Mechanical Engineering student from south Texas to a skilled professional in the reliability industry living in Chicago, TGP has been a consistent source of support, encouragement, and continuous learning. Both the in-person and online programs that I attended taught me invaluable transferable skills, grew my network within the sustainability community, and helped me realize that pursuing a graduate degree in Sustainability Management was my next big step. From there, the TGP Alumni Network and the resources poured into it have enabled my biggest leap yet. Now, I'm proud to say I am going to be leading the sustainable engineering program for a Fortune 500 company starting this spring."
- Amy Marie Amaon, Sustainability Manager, Blue Cross and Blue Shield

"The GREEN Program was truly a one-of-a-kind experience that helped me confirm that the energy industry was what I wanted to pursue for my career.  Taking advantage of an alternative winter break to experience the education and adventure these programs offer allowed me to learn about renewable energy facilities up close and personal. This made me want to find ways to increase clean energy technologies where I live, and I am now contributing to doing just that in the City of Philadelphia. Also, The TGP Alumni network was also one of the ways I found out about my current job."
- Maxine Dixon, Operations Manager, Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA)