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Global Gap Year: Stage 4 - Medicine or Himalayan Mountain Conservation in Nepal

Nepal volunteer placement mapA Projects Abroad volunteer spends time with local children at her project placement in Nepal, Asia.

Nepal is a small yet stunning land of snow-capped mountains, majestic Buddhist temples, and the ancient capital city of Kathmandu. Although Nepal is known for the Himalayas and Mount Everest, it is actually one of the most bio-diverse countries on the planet. Aside from mountains you will also find windswept deserts, green paddy fields, and jungles teeming with exotic wildlife.

During the four weeks in Nepal, participants can choose from two projects in Ghandruk or Chitwan:

  1. A Medical Internship where you will shadow doctors at a large teaching hospital in Chitwan and promote public health on community education programs.
  2. A Conservation Project where you will live in a remote mountain village in Ghandruk, near Pokhara. Here, you will work with local authorities to protect the Annapurna Mountain Conservation Area and contribute to scientific research.

Alternatively, there are other options are also available for worthwhile work in local schools in the Kathmandu Valley. These include teaching English in schools and helping with building at schools, many of which are still recovering from the devastating earthquake of April 2015.

Similar to the other destinations, Global Gap participants will go on a weekend trip with staff to explore sites like the foothills of Mount Everest or Chitwan National Park.

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