Himalayan Exchange 2019 (Fourth Batch) - Participants' Details
Himalayan Exchange is an exclusive cultural exchange, community service, learning and fun-based student exchange program designed and hosted by Global Fellowship Nepal (GFN) for international students and is conducted in typical villages of Nepal.
Like the first two batches, the third and the fourth batches have been specifically designed for French students as well. The fourth batch combinedly takes place from July 9th to August, 2019 (six weeks long) and July 20th to Aug 19th, 2019 (a month long) in Rasuwa district of Nepal students from multiple French institutions. The batch will be divided into teams of four to five and each team will be placed in one of the selected villages from the list given below. As part of the mission, the participants shall primarily be (a) sharing their skills and knowledge in the local school as per the expertise, requirement and syllabus and (b) helping the local community in agriculture, sanitation and other community based activities.
As they live with the families in local style, the participating students shall also exchange their culture with the villagers, have fun as they explore the beautiful Nepalese country during the outings and gather life-long memories and learning.
Available villages and corresponding schools:
1) Karmi Danda - 4, Uttargaya, Rasuwa (School: Nawa Bijayi Mahendra Secondary School)
2) Itpare Thakle - 3, Kalika, Rasuwa (School: Bachhala Devi Basic School)
3) Dharapani - 3, Kalika, Rasuwa (School: Sundara Secondary School)
4) Dhusini - 4, Kalika, Rasuwa (School: Seti Devi Secondary School)
5) GairaGhar - 2, Kalika, Rasuwa (School: Kalika Himalaya Secondary School)
6) Dhunge - 4, Uttargaya, Rasuwa (School: Dhunge Basic School)
7) Majha Gaun - 5, Uttargaya, Rasuwa (School: Shivalaya Basic School)
8) Bogatitar - 5, Uttargaya, Rasuwa (School: Neelkantha Secondary School)
TENTATIVE PROGRAM STRUCTURE (Day to Day Itinerary)
Day 1 (July 9): Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, check in at hotel and welcome dinner (Six weeks team)
Day 2 (July 10): Kathmandu city tour and preparation for the village (Six weeks team)
Day 3 (July 11): Departure to the village (Six weeks team)
Day 4 - Day 39 (July 12 to August 17): Mission activities: teaching/ supporting the community/ cultural exchange activities/ outings at selected weekends* (July 23 onwards for month long team)
(July 20): Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, check in at hotel and welcome dinner (Month long team)
(July 21): Kathmandu city tour and preparation for the village (Month long team)
(July 22): Departure to the village (Month long team)
Day 40 (Aug 17): Return Back to Kathmandu
Day 41 (Aug 18): Free day for self shopping/ roaming around Kathmandu
Day 42 (Aug 19): Departure from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
*Outing dates and locations
Outing 1: July 26-27: Pokhara Outing
Outing 2: Aug 2-3: Nuwakot Durbar and Rafting
Outing 3: Aug 15-17: Chitwan National Park Jungle Activities
This Google form is mandatory for all participants to fill. Submission of this form means agreement to the terms and conditions mentioned in the agreement paper which can be found here:
. Upon acceptance, you shall be sent this in email (with updated payment deadlines) and are required to fill up and sign the paper and send to GFN for which directions shall be provided in email.
Registration fee: The total registration fee for each intern charged by GFN for the program is 1675 Euros for 6 weeks long option and 1375 Euros for a month long option with all 3 outings. Thus, if an intern does not want to join any of the outings, the fee is set as 1150 Euros for six weeks long option and 850 Euros for a month long option. The price of each outing is mentioned below: Pokhara: 175 Euros, Rafting/Nuwakot Durbar: 150 Euros, Chitwan: 200 Euros
Please be reminded that the deadline for submission of this form is 10th of February, 2019 (UPDATE: Now extended till 1st of May, 2019). After we receive your form and signed agreement paper, we shall be sending you an invoice using which you could transfer us the first installment of funds. The invoice shall contain our banking details. The deadline for payment of first installment of fees (30% of total) is within 2 weeks of you receiving selection email. Please apply asap to secure your seat.
Your information shall be treated with confidence and used exclusively for the purpose of the program - which may include sharing it with our partners. If you have any query, please email us at
As in your passport
Adress in France
Contact Number in France
Name of the school (university) and Address
Please double check
Date of Birth
Please write NA if you do not possess a valid passport and are in the process of making one
Passport Expiry Date
T Shirt Size
Which version of batch 4 would you like to attend?
6 weeks long
a month long
Which of the following outings would you like to attend?
Nuwakot Durbar / Rafting
Chitwan National Park
What motivates you to join The Himalayan Exchange?
Please answer in one paragraph or bullets.
What are your expectations from this program?
Do you have any previous experience of attending similar programs?
If yes, please explain about the experience in short.
Do you have any health related issues? Are you taking any medicines? Please specify.
Is there anything else that you want us to know beforehand? Please express clearly. We shall keep the answers confidential.
Do you agree with all the terms and conditions that have been mentioned in the agreement paper?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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