Pitzer in Nepal Family Stays
The heart of the program is the family stay near Kathmandu and a middle hill village. The chance to become a member of these Nepali families and to develop a personal relationship with the individual family members is a privilege seldom experienced by most trekkers, diplomats or researchers. The families often speak little or no English and live in brick houses with mud floors, little furniture, and no bathrooms or running water. There is little chance of privacy. Lifestyles are heavily informed by subsistence farming practices and by traditional Hindu beliefs. Students often consider the family stays to be the most meaningful dimension of the program.