Nepal study tour

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Imagine yourself in the heart of the Himalaya working with local villagers, students and trades people on a project for the Junbesi High School in Nepal. This is a rare opportunity to assist the Himalayan people and ensure that all students have equal access to a full education.

Urban planning and environmental issues are woven together and explore regional analysis and development. A combination of lectures illustrating a rural project development model, construction/design ‘rules of thumb’ and examples of the trials and tribulations of development projects culminates in a two week study tour to Nepal.

You will gain practical knowledge in construction practices through their building of community requested project. Student will meet with community elders and representatives to provide appropriate and achievable solutions to a community requested project.

Suitable for

Undergraduate and postgraduate students, any discipline.


  • Lectures: Week 1-6, 9 & 10.
  • Study Tour: 25 August - 8 September 2012


During the two weeks intensive study period in Nepal, you will be involved in:

  • Experiencing the history and culture in Nepal
  • Construction of a community requested facilities
  • Treks through picturesque valleys in the Himalaya

There will be an opportunity to explore Kathmandu, the Junbesi Valley in the Solukhumbu region of Nepal and see Mount Everest.

Please note that while there will be some time in the evenings for leisure pursuits, this should not compromise your ability to contribute effectively to scheduled study tour activities. This is a study tour, not a holiday, and you are required you to attend lectures and site visits, and complete assessment tasks.

Prior to and upon completion of the study tour, you will be free to travel around the world.

Download the full course information and itinerary (PDF 49KB)

Course content and assessment

Students undertaking the Nepal study tour enrol in the course International Community Development (HUSO 1301/2263).

Assessment tasks will vary for undergraduate and postgraduate students and may include an individual assignment, group presentation, a case study and a reflective journal.

Course coordinator

Dr. Beau B. Beza (Chair, Sir Edmund Hillary Medal Selection Committee and Discipline Head of Environment, Planning and Sustainability at RMIT University)

Specific application information

The course is currently closed for enrolments.

Information events

There are currently no information sessions scheduled for this study tour at this time. Future information sessions will be listed here when available.

Further information

Download the full course information and itinerary (PDF 49KB)


For more information, please contact Beau Beza.

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