SIT’s program center is located in Kathmandu, in an area of Naxal called “Bhagwati Bahal.” Like many Kathmandu neighborhoods, ours includes a mix of residential and commercial uses. Most students live within a half hour or less walk from the program center, which is near the center of Kathmandu.
The in-country language learning is immersive, with three-hour in-person lectures Monday to Friday. In Kathmandu, you will stay with a Nepali homestay family while attending classes at the program center. You will also have an opportunity to travel to rural villages and explore the environmental, geophysical, and cultural diversity while continuing your language classes. During the excursion you will stay in small lodges, guesthouses, or a rural homestay.