Nepal January Institute

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Summer Institute Alumni* Only:

Serve Hospitals in Nepal!

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* Must have previously participated in an EWH program, or taken the DTU Preparation Course 31598

EWH partnered with hospitals in Nepal for the first time in 2016, giving 14 SI Alumni the chance to make a difference once again. This year we are continuing the alumni program! 

Through January Institute Nepal, SI Alums will help repair much-needed medical equipment in Nepal as the country continues to recover from devastating earthquakes.

After a two-day orientation in Dhulikhel (just outside of Kathmandu), participants will work for 2.5 weeks in small groups (2-4) at partner hospitals in Dhulikhel, Kathmandu, or Bharatpur. 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 an experienced on-the-ground- coordinator from EWH and 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 $2500, 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

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

Early Decision: October 16, 2016

Final Deadline: October 30, 2016

(contact to check availability past Oct. 30)


Nepal: December 27, 2016 - January 15, 2017

Tuesday December 27

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

Thursday December 29 and Friday December 30

Transportation to Kathmandu and Bharatpur; introduction to host families, and hospital placements begin. (Note: December 31st and January 1st are NOT considered holidays in Nepal. The Nepal New Year is celebrated on April 13, 2017, when it will be the Nepali year 2074.)

Weekend December 31, 2016 - January 1, 2017: free time

Weekdays January 1 - January 13: Work in hospitals.

Lego donation to MSS Seva Center in Bharatpur

Saturday and Sunday January 7-8: free time or optional EWH excursions

EWH Excursion: January 7 Kathmandu group: Visit Swoyambunath Temple in Kathmandu and Pathan Square.

EWH Excursion: January 8 Bharatpur group: Visit Gorkha, site where the Gurkha warriors defended Nepal against occupation from the British and also very near the epicentre of the earthquake.

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

Saturday January 14: In Kathmandu, final get together/ conference

Sunday January 15:

Depart Kathmandu. (Please depart on an evening flight 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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