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Photo by Catherine Von Holt, Nepal Semester.

Independent Study Project (ISP) Options

Hi students,

As our trip draws closer, we wanted to talk a bit about Independent Study Projects (ISPs) to get you all thinking about topics that might be of interests to you. ISPs are an important part of a Dragons course. It’s an opportunity for you to get hands on experience in different crafts or topics that you are passionate about. During our time in urban homestay in Panauti, you will get to choose a topic to learn from a pool of local experts and mentors.

The list of ISPs below is by no means an exhaustive list but it gives you an idea of some of the projects that have been frequently chosen by the students in the past. Once you get to connect with the instructor team, please communicate to us if there’s anything that you feel very passionate about that is not in the list. We will try our best to help arrange that.

Our intention in providing this list is to help you start thinking about possible topics of interests. We will have also have a more thorough discussions on what all these ISPs are when we all meet here in Nepal. Hopefully after strolling through the streets of Dhulikhel and Panauti, you will be able to find that which inspires you.

Here are some options:

1. Stone and Woodcarving,

2. Metal Casting.

3. Wheat stalk art

4. Traditional Newari cooking

5. Yoga

6. Philosophy

7. Musical instruments:  Sitar and Sarangi

6. Recycled Plastic Accessories


Hope you are excited! We sure are!

Tsheten, Tsering and Bradford