Nepal Programs

Nepali Summer Language Program

June 2021 update:

Applicants were notified of placement status via email in mid-May, and payment instructions were sent on June 1st (please check your spam!). Class meeting times have been updated; please see below. Registered participants will receive instructions for joining the online course module later this month.


Learn Nepali at the University of Washington in Summer 2021!

Open to the UW community AND the general public.

This two-week intensive online Nepali language program is ideal for those who plan to study abroad, conduct research, work or travel in Nepal. The program will provide an introduction to basic conversational Nepali, the Nepali script, and the foundations of Nepali grammar.

This non-credit course is intended for absolute beginners through intermediate learners. Students will be placed in one of two sections based on proficiency level. (Please note, this course is not intended for advanced Nepali learners.)

Summer 2021 Program Dates: July 12-23, 2021 (Monday – Friday)

Class Meeting Times:

  • Section I | Beginning Nepali Language | 9:00am-11:00am PST
  • Section II | Advanced Beginner / Low Intermediate | 12:00pm-2:00pm PST

Format: Online via Zoom

Instructor: Binod Shrestha

Course Fee: $250 (fee reductions available on a limited basis, with preference given to currently enrolled UW students)

Application Deadline: Friday, April 30, 2021

Questions? Contact Nick Gottschall, South Asia Center Managing Director, ntjg@uw.edu


Read about last summer’s course: Inaugural Intensive Nepali Language Workshop Draws Students from across the US


The summer intensive Nepali language workshop is a core initiative of the UW South Asia Center and Nepal Studies Initiative.

Housed in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, the South Asia Center is an important intellectual and pedagogical hub for the study of South Asia. A National Resource Center funded by the Title VI program of the United States Department of Education, our mission is to enhance the study of South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) on campus, in the community, across the Pacific Northwest, and throughout the United States.

Learn more:
https://jsis.washington.edu/southasia/ and https://jsis.washington.edu/southasia/nepal/