Nepal January Institute

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Institute Alumni* Only:

Serve Hospitals in Nepal!

Winter Service Trip with Engineering World Health
* Must have previously participated in an EWH program

Through January Institute Nepal, EWH Alums (from Summer Institutes and Campus to Country programs) will help repair much-needed medical equipment in Nepal as the country continues to recover from devastating earthquakes and flooding.

After a two-day orientation near Kathmandu, participants will work for 2.5 weeks in small groups (2-4) at partner hospitals in around Nepal. Participants will install and repair hospital equipment, train and work with local staff, and perform a multitude of other tasks utilizing their engineering skills and knowledge.

To experience the culture and way of life in Nepal, participants will stay with homestay families. EWH and in-country partners will handle all local transportation, most meals, and accommodation. Participants will be supported in Nepal by a local partner volunteer service in Nepal. Participants will also be provided with cell phones and emergency insurance.

Kathmandu mountains flying in  View of Kathmandu from plane

CostsEquipment pile at BP Koriala Cancer Center

The price of tuition is $3000, to cover in-country costs. You will need to respond with a non-refundable $500 deposit within 10 days of acceptance. A pdf of the application questions is available for review here

Financial aid and low-interest loans are available.

There is a $20 application fee. If you would like to apply, please type in your first and last name below and click "Pay Now." Once you pay the application fee, click "back to Merchant" or "back to EWH", to be redirected to the EWH Application Dashboard. Once at the Dashboard, you must create a login for your application. You can log back in to your application any time.

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Course and Trip Schedule:

Application Deadlines

Applications are rolling. This program will only run if at least 10 qualified alumni are able to commit to the trip by November 1, 2018. Alumni are encouraged to recruit their friends from previous Summer Institutes.

(contact to check availability past Nov. 1)


Nepal: December 27, 2018 - January 14, 2019

Arrival and departure dates are finalized, but exact programming is tentative.

Tuesday, December 27

Arrive in Kathmandu for two-day orientation. (Please arrive on an evening flight before 8pm)

Thursday, December 29

Transportation to host hospitals; introduction to host families, and hospital placements begin. 

Weekend December  29 - 30, 2018: free time (Note: December 31st and January 1st are NOT considered holidays in Nepal. The Nepal New Year is celebrated on April 14, 2019, when it will be the Nepali year 2076.)

Weekdays December 31 - January 11: Work in hospitals.

Lego donation to MSS Seva Center in Bharatpur

Saturday and Sunday, January 5-6: free time or optional EWH excursions

Examples of EWH Excursions:

Visit Swoyambunath Temple in Kathmandu and Pathan Square.

Visit Gorkha, the site where the Gurkha warriors defended Nepal against occupation from the British and also very near the epicenter of the earthquake.

Students may join the other group's excursion at their own cost.

Saturday, January 12: In Kathmandu, the final get together/ conference

Sunday, January 14:

Depart Kathmandu. (Please depart before 10pm)

Wheelchair fixed by technician at Dhulikhel Meeting with director of the BP Koreala Cancer Center in Bharatpur  Takughat Village

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