Intensive Nepali Language (All Levels | J-Term)

Build your Nepali language skills with an intensive three-week course in Nepal for an immersive cultural and linguistic experience.

At a Glance





Language of Study


Language Levels

Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced


Dec 28 ‎– Jan 15

Program Base

Kathmandu, Nepal

Critical Global Issue of Study

Identity & Human Resilience

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Explore Nepal’s diverse geophysical landscape while undertaking three weeks of intensive Nepali language instruction. This immersive program is designed to build on any previous learning and enhance your Nepali language skills. You will also have opportunities to practice your language skills in everyday scenarios while living with a Nepali family in Kathmandu. An excursion to rural Nepal will include daily language classes, practice, and fieldwork while experiencing the diversity of Nepal’s geography, food, and culture.  

SIT is also offering a supplementary online Nepali Language course during the fall semester. 


  • Learn and practice Nepali in Nepal.
  • Immerse yourself in Nepali life while living with a local family in Kathmandu.
  • Explore the diversity of Nepal’s geography and culture during a rural excursion.
  • Live in bustling, historic Kathmandu.


Through oral proficiency testing you will be placed in beginning, intermediate, or advanced classes.

Program Sites

Kathmandu, Nepal

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. 

Please note that SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, however, SIT may have to change or cancel programs.



The following syllabi are representative of this program. Because courses develop and change over time to take advantage of dynamic learning opportunities, actual course content will vary from term to term.

Please expand the sections below to see detailed course information, including course codes, credits, overviews, and syllabi.

Program Components

  • Expert language instructors who have more than a decade of experience
  • 45 class hours of immersive learning in Nepal
  • Immersive learning environment enhanced by a language pledge
  • Live with families, learn deeply about Nepali culture and village life

Course Information Coming Soon


Live with a Nepali-speaking family while in Kathmandu. 

While on excursion, you will stay in small boarding houses or hotels. 

Faculty & Staff

Nepal: Intensive Nepali Language (All Levels | J-Term)

Suman Pant, PhD
Academic Director
Mina K. Rana
Language Director and Student Services Coordinator
Chandra Rana
Senior Language Instructor and Excursion Coordinator
Sanjib Kumar Pokhrel
Senior Language Instructor, Homestay Coordinator, and Librarian

Discover the Possibilities


    The total cost for this program is $3,280, including tuition, room & board, health insurance, and more. Financial aid may apply. Contact your study abroad office or SIT Admissions for more information.