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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, 05 Graduate Student 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:
Host | Preliminary Itinerary | Group Size | Academic Overview | Academic Format | Faculty Leader
Sample Excursions | Housing | Meals | Flights | Student Conduct | Orientation
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 Program
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.  

Read about the group's experience in 2016 here.

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.  Graduate level credits may be available on a case-by-case basis.

Student Status: 
Must demonstrate you are a current Johnson & Wales University student or a matriculating student at another academic institution.

Academic content is delivered by the program host, a JWU faculty member and guest lecturers. A chef from JWU's College of Culinary Arts serves as the program faculty leader and coordinates pre-departure information, travels with the group, Nepal 1coordinates with local hosts, and assigns the final grade for the program course.

The faculty leader will schedule pre-departure meetings to discuss the detailed program itinerary with the selected student group and outline any pre-departure assignments.

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


Loren Intolubbe-Chmil

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in multiple locations
Excursions within and beyond Kathmandu Valley to tourist and eco-friendly sites
Cultural hiking trail experiences
Exposure to Himalayan culture & adventure tourism economies
Community engagement activities with diverse entrepreneurial enterprises

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 your Study Abroad ULearn site, usually 4 months prior to departure.

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

Each program has a mandatory orientation process which starts the term before your program starts. Failure to participate in the various meetings listed below may jeopardize your ability to participate in the program.

Pre-departure meetings vary according to the program model and typically include discussions, on-line resources, and assignments to ensure you understand your specific program, the courses, housing, costs and other related details. These meetings may be a combination of in-person and web-based meeting formats.

An in-person Study Abroad Retreat is scheduled on each campus with advertised dates, times, and locations to discuss topics relevant to all study abroad programs. 

An in-country Orientation is included upon arrival to your program for on-site information and program reminders.

I chose this program because I am very interested in creating a sustainable world, and learning more about how I can portray that to other people around me. Being in Nepal showed me so much more that what I expected in every possible good way. I mainly chose this program because of what the title was. I can honestly say I did not know much about Nepal before getting accepted, and I have zero regrets I made that decision. I am really glad I did because I learned how to engage in my community more. Not only was I able to do this halfway across the world, but I in my own country after returning. Every single day I met someone new, and learned about 5 new things, just in one day! Just typing about it makes me want to go back.
     — Alexis Coccio, Summer 2017
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