Challenges Abroad offers exceptional opportunities to further your life skills and to create incredible experiences, all while helping disadvantaged communities around the world. 


Help to support and rebuild local communities that have been affected by the earthquakes and make a real difference to those communities in great need after the earthquakes.

The volunteer project takes place in the Kavre district where your group will lend valuable support to a partner community school which provides free education to the poorest children. You will also help to rebuild our partner communities with some painting and basic renovations. Above all you will bring some much-needed smiles by contributing your time in these communities.

The volunteering challenge is truly unique and will test your ability to work in a new environment, within a different culture and to achieve goals as part of a team.

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

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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The program fee is $2,100. More information regarding program fees can be found on the Challenges Abroad website

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding


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

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

Summer 2017/2018 applications for this program have now closed

Program Dates

Start: 25 November 2017
End: 16 December 2017

Fast Facts

Type: Community-based learning ​
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Credit: Not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate, Postgraduate