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  • Locations: Kafleni Village (Near Kulekhani Dam), Nepal; Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Courses Offered
  • This program is currently not accepting applications. Click on the disk icon to save the program to your profile, join the interest list, and receive updates.
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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Faculty-Led Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Type(s): Hostel/Hotel, Other, Tent/Camping Click here for a definition of this term Home Campus: Non-U of U, U of U: Utah Campus
Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Undergraduate U of U Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Language Prerequisite: Advanced English Language Fluency, No Host Language Click here for a definition of this term Badge Opportunities: Career Development
Click here for a definition of this term Field of Study: Architectural Studies, Art, City & Metropolitan Planning, Communication, Education, Education, Culture, & Society, Elementary Education, Environmental & Sustainability Studies, Environmental Humanities, Environmental Policy, Environmental Science, Environmental Sociology, Film & Media Arts, International Studies, Marketing, Public Administration, Social Work Click here for a definition of this term Eligibility: Course Prerequisite(s), Good Academic & Judicial Standing, Minimum Age: 18
Click here for a definition of this term Pre-departure Requirements: Learning Abroad 101, Pre-Departure Orientation, Participation Requirements for Learning Abroad, Post-Decision Health Assessment, Pre & Post Commitments
Program Description:

Himalayan Film in Kathmandu
DESCRIPTIONSU15 Nepal Himalayan Film

Are you interested in working for a nonprofit, raising resources and awareness for humanitarian efforts through documentary film-making? On Himalayan Film in Kathmandu, Nepal you’ll trek through the middle Himalayas with award-winning international filmmaker and U of U grad and Faculty, Amy Bronson--check her profile out!

You’ll work collaboratively on a film crew with other students, conducting interviews with a local non-profit organization and learning to operate film equipment. This amazing opportunity isn’t just for Film & Media Arts majors, but also for those studying Communications, International Studies, and anyone interested in humanitarian aid and non-profit work. Amy Bronson, the executive director of Reel Advocacy, takes you through the process of creating impactful films all while trekking in the Himalayas! 

Check out the film the Summer 2016 Program students produced:

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This Program is planned to run again in Summer 2022.


  • Available credit(s): 4 credits
  • Applicants are required to enroll in the program course
  • Click on the Courses Offered link above for more information, including prerequisites


  • Trek:
    • Spend 10 days in a fully supported camp trek in the Middle Himalayan Mountains with guides, porters, and cooks


In addition to taking classes, students enrich their time abroad by participating in Learning Abroad Badge opportunities such as, Career Development, Language Immersion, Research Experience, and Community Engagement:
Badge Opportunities
The Learning Abroad Badges listed in the Fact Sheet above are included in this program. Some programs offer opportunities to earn additional Learning Abroad Badges through independent options.  Students interested in earning multiple Learning Abroad Badges can participate in the Global U Program and receive special recognition at graduation.

This program automatically earns the Career Development Badge:
  • As part of the program, students work on teams as a film crew, conduct interviews, and learn to operate film equipment.  Students create films that convey important information and messages to the community on behalf of local businesses and agencies.  
  • This experience will provide valuable insights that can be highlighted on resumes and during job interviews.


  • Amy Bronson
    • Adjunct Instructor
    • College of Fine Arts


  • See Housing Type(s) above
  • Participants are required to use the program housing facilities
  • Housing is included in the program cost


  • Click on the Budget Sheet link above for information about ESTIMATED costs
  • Participants should read the full Withdrawal Penalty Policy BEFORE applying
  • Scholarships are available for Degree-Seeking, University of Utah students
  • Financial Aid might apply, visit your Financial Aid Counselor for more information


The Learning Abroad Handbook outlines the University of Utah's eligibility requirements, financial policies, conduct standards, administrative procedures, academic expectations, as well as visa and passport guidelines for Learning Abroad Programs. ALL participants are subject to the rules and regulations in the Learning Abroad Handbook. It is every participant's responsibility to read the Learning Abroad Handbook and contact Learning Abroad with any questions.

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Program Reviews:
ANDREW SCHNEIDER, Summer 2019 Participant
This program is a life-changing experience where you'll make incredible friends and gain experience that no amount of money can make up for.

ATHENA BYERS, Summer 2019 Participant
This is an incredibly unique program that will challenge you intellectually, creatively, and culturally. Nepal is a special place that will force you to think about your own life and the lives of those around you, especially those who live differently than you. The documentary is made entirely by you - with that comes a lot of freedom, responsibility, and the need for initiative and drive.

This program is currently not accepting applications. Click on the disk icon to save the program to your profile, join the interest list, and receive updates.