Tshering Dema, Bhutan (BDevS Batch 2012-2016)

It was an great opportunity to study in National College, Nepal. Having that time away from home allowed me to grow as an individual.  Studying in SAARC region like Nepal, gave me a new outlook and perception on life and other culture around me. Also, I would like to express my deep gratitude to SAF Bhutan for providing me scholarship under the SAF Madanjeet Singh Scholarship scheme.

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Phone: 17330462

Address:  Trashigang,Bhutan

Engaged at: Bhutan Ecological Society

Sahan Randeniya, Sri Lanka (BDevS Batch 2012-2016 )

I feel grateful towards the SAF Organization for enlightening my future and also letting me to be an active part of the regional collaboration, which is the foundation of the SAF Organization. I am honoured by having been accepted to become a part of something holds a bigger vision than my own. Thank you!

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Address:  Ekamuthu Mw, Beruketiya, Kiriwaththuduwa, Sri Lanka

Engaged at : ANC Education, Colombo as Executive Enrollment

Stefan Luder, Germany

My name is Stefan Luder and I am a PhD student at Humboldt University, Berlin and project coordinator at the University of Marburg, Germany.
During my Bachelor studies, I spent a year abroad as an exchange student at National College in Kathmandu, Nepal. This was clearly one of the most inspiring experiences of my life! Since then, I value the academic excellence at National College and the vibrant student life on and off campus very much. In seminars, lectures and fieldtrips, I gained knowledge and skills, which are still of great use for my job and research today.

Ronia Sengfelder, Germany

In Germany, Munich, I studied social and cultural anthropology and in 2015 I came to National College to complete a semester abroad. In National College, I was signed in for BoSS (Bachelor of Social Science) but I also could join courses from BDevS (Bachelor of Development Studies). Because of the practical research experiences in the field with the courses, the discussions with the students and teachers in the class but also the experiences of everyday life in the college and Kathmandu itself, this semester abroad at National College was a very rewarding and important experience for me.

Lotta-Julia Lehti, Finland

I joined National College Kathmandu as an exchange student in Development Studies Bachelor’s program. When I applied to join for the National College to study Development Studies, I did not expect to learn something new about development, but to understand it in practice. Quite similar to my expectation, at National College, the focus is on more practical aspects than in the theories as done in the Western universities. One of the specific course requirements was the field trip to Chitwan, where learnings were brought to action. The field trip was inspirational, fun, but at the same time educational. This is something I would love to bring to my home university.

Joshua Mark Glover, Australia BDevS II Year, 2017-18

My semester abroad studying in the BDevS program at National College provided me with the perfect complement to my undergraduate study at The University of Melbourne. Case studies from Nepal, which would have been just words on a page in Australia, adopted a tangible and eye-opening dimension. I have grown significantly, not only academically, but also in my opportunity to connect with a cohort of Nepal’s future leaders.