Nepal: Development, Gender, and Social Change in the Himalaya
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Witness the challenges facing Nepal as it works to balance tradition and progress and negotiate economic, political, and social change during a very dynamic period in history. Please visit our site.
Major topics of study include:
Economic development, the emerging middle class, and labor migration
Climate change and environmental concerns in the Himalayas
Development theory and defining development in Nepal
Redefining development, social capital, and civil society
Ethnicity, nationhood, and social and political change
Causes and conditions for change and conflict
Caste, class, gender, and religion in Nepal
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SIT Robert Kantor Memorial Scholarship
Each year one student will be granted $10,000 in scholarship aid to study abroad with a SIT program. Funded by individual donors and foundations, the requirements are tight: seeking first-generation college students who've never traveled abroad before, currently attend an HBCU, and demonstrate strong financial need.