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Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Study Abroad Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Dormitory Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class/Credit Status:
01 Freshman, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior Areas of Study: Community Health, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies, Environmental Sustainability, Health Science, Liberal Studies, Service Learning, Social Work, Tourism & Hospitality Management
Program Model: JWU Faculty-Led Recommended Program: Yes
Program Description:
Sustainability, Community Engagement & Leadership 
in Nepal 

The Kevin Rohan Memorial Eco Foundation (KRMEF)


PRELIMINARY ITINERARY (final itinerary subject to change)
May 23 Arrive in Kathmandu
May 23 - June 9 Kathmandu
June 9 Depart Kathmandu

The Kevin Rohan Memorial Eco Foundation (KRMEF) in Khahare, Nepal as an innovative and replicable model for sustainable community development and health. KRMEF integrates bio-dynamic farming, sustainable building, traditional healthcare (including mental health), women’s empowerment initiatives, income generating projects and education to address the needs of the people in the region, and beyond. While in country, students will experience the impact of complex development issues within Nepal, through structured outings, cultural events, and community engagement experiences. Ongoing structured reflection will provide opportunities for participants to discover, articulate, integrate and act on what they learn from their experiences.

Total Credit Hours Earned Abroad On This Program:
  • 4.5 quarter credits
The specific course on this program is listed in the "Courses Offered" link above.

Student Status: Must demonstrate you are a current Johnson & Wales University student or a matriculating student at another academic institution.
Prerequisite Courses: None

Academic content is delivered by JWU Faculty Leaders and by the program host. The Faculty Leader coordinates pre-departure information, travels with the group, coordinates with local hosts, and assigns the final grade for the program course.

The faculty leader will schedule pre-departure assignments and inform students of classroom materials that must be purchased to fulfill program-related studies.

Learning on study abroad programs occurs both inside and outside of the classroom. During the program, students should expect to be in program-related activities 25-30 hours per week. Activities include traditional classroom lectures, industry visits, cultural excursions, community engagement and group meals. Students are required to participate in the full program itinerary.

Loren Intolubbe-Chmil (
Providence Campus)  401-598-1784

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites in multiple locations
  • Chitwan Safari & Cultural Village
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Himalayan Sightseeing
  • Trekking, such as Base Camp & Annapurna
Read about the group's experience in 2016 here

Shared bedroom at Kevin Rohan Memorial Eco-Foundation, a bed and breakfast-style living space within the KRMEF campus grounds. Shared bathrooms, lounges and outdoor space where students take part in the international volunteer community.

3 meals/day, 7 days/week provided by KRMEF

Flight parameters are set by Study Abroad to accommodate group logistics. Do not purchase any flight until the specific parameters are communicated to you via JWU email, usually 4 months prior to departure.

Students must be in good standing with their campus's office of Student Conduct or Student Affairs for the dates of the program.


Each campus has a mandatory pre-departure orientation with scheduled dates, times, and locations. Failure to participate in the orientation may jeopardize your ability to participate in the program.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.