Alternative Spring Break

Alternative Spring Break in Nepal


  • To provide URI students with international nonviolence and peace training experiences within the context of  post-conflict society-building efforts in Nepal.
  • To engage in cultural exchange experiences among URI students, Nepalese students, and leaders of community organizations.
  • To introduce students to the geography, ecology, economy, culture, spiritual, social, political, and human dimensions of Nepal.

Program Description

For the past several years, the URI Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies has offered this unique international nonviolence peace training and cultural experience as a service learning alternative Spring Break to 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.

The program runs mid-March, during the URI semester spring break. This excursion is offered exclusively through the Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies in cooperation with URI’s Office of International Education.