- To provide URI students with firsthand direct international nonviolence and peace psychology training experiences within the context of a current post-conflict civil society building efforts in Nepal.
- To offer opportunities to engage in collaborative training and cultural exchange experiences between URI students and Nepalese student counterparts, and leaders of NGO and community development organizations.
- To introduce students to the geography, ecology, economic, cultural, spiritual, social, political, and human dimensions of Nepal, an ancient land with a rich history located in the heart of Asia.
Nepal Alternative Spring Break Description
The URI Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies is once again offering this unique international nonviolence peace training and cultural education experience as a COMMUNITY SERVICE LEARNING ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK for URI students. This tour is available to a limited number of students who wish to experience an ancient culture located in the heart of the Himalayan region of the world, in the midst of resolving modern political conflict through nonviolent peace-building.
The program will run mid-March, during the URI semester spring break. Specific travel dates to be determined. This study abroad experience is offered exclusively through the the Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies in cooperation with The University of Rhode Island’s Office of International Education. FOR TRIP DETAILS AND TO APPLY go to the URI Office of International Education Faculty-Led Trips for SPRING and complete the Trip and Scholarship Applications. Or contact the Center (874-9037) for more information, if you want to be included in this once in a lifetime experience.
ADVISORY: This is not a vacation style spring break trip. It is a community service oriented “alternative” spring break experience that allows a small number of students to accompany members of the URI Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies on one of their working nonviolence and peace training projects. The rare opportunity provided by this trip is invaluable to engage in service learning, experience a completely different culture in one of the the world’s most remote locations, and participate in nonviolent social transformation. Course credits are offered for all participants.
- Paul on Nepal (2013): Travel Tips for URI Nonviolence Trip (updated 26th February 2013)
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