Pushing the Boundaries of Experiential Learning
Based in Kathmandu, Nepal, 85°East is a new kind of internship experience built on students’ individual learning goals. We firmly believe that there is no substitute for practical, real-world learning, and through our partnership with the Himanchal Education Foundation and National Innovation Center Nepal, we provide an academic structure to meaningful internships that fit each student’s interests.
Whether you are a college studio arts major looking to add a Nepali flavor to your inspiring work, an engineering major eager to design affordable technologies for rural communities, or an aspiring conservationist keen to observe first-hand how Nepal is protecting its few remaining tigers, we can help you hit the ground running. Our local partners are on the leading edge of social innovation and development; come and join them as they push Nepal into the 21st century.
85°East supports you, academically and socially, throughout your experience
Many—if not most—internships abroad fail to provide the academic and contextual support that is necessary to cultivate real, lasting changes in a student’s understanding of the world and of themselves. While we consider our seminars the key piece that sets us apart from other programs, 85°E supports students in numerous other ways as well.