On the volunteer Nepal Community Challenge, you will spend two weeks working on a variety of projects aimed at improving education quality in the region to help local children and their families have a brighter future.

Experience

In the Kathmandu Valley, you will volunteer in one of our partner schools to teach a range of workshops that supplement the national curriculum and improve education quality. You could be teaching sessions that focus on conversational English, life skills, the environment, creative arts and sports. Challenges Abroad encourage volunteers to be creative and deliver fun workshops. 

You will also have the chance to volunteer on a renovation project at one of Challenges Abroad's partner schools with the aim of creating a safer and more inspiring learning environment. You could be painting an educational mural, renovating a playground, creating a library, installing a hand-washing station and more!

You can find out more about the Nepal Community Challenge program by visiting the Challenges Abroad website. 

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact Challenges Abroad for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Abroad Student Eligibility Criteria and any eligibility criteria set by Challenges Abroad. 

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Costs

The program fee is $2,050. More information regarding program fees can be found on the Challenges Abroad website. 

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding

Accommodation

Accommodation is included in the program cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the Challenges Abroad website.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 September 
Host: 23 November 

Program Dates

Start: 18 January 2020
End: 01 Februay 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Volunteering
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Credit: Not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate, Postgraduate

OS-HELP Loan

If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​

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