Sherpa Life and Culture GO-Short 2017

Applications open spring 2017  


The winter 2017/18 program will occur between  December  and January.  See the Details page (above) for more information.

This GO Short program focuses on the culture, geography and physiology of the life of the Sherpa people in the mountain kingdom of Nepal.

This program is open to all majors and will give students; 

  1. •greater insight into the role of geography and culture in the lives of Nepalese, especially Sherpa people, 

  2. •experience of trekking in a high-altitude environment, 

  3. •clear examples of the effects of climate change. 

For more details, please contact

David S. Richard PhD. 

Professor of Biology,

Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences: 


Read a student blog from the 2013 trip

Click here for photos of the 2015-16 trip

Emily Rowlands (Sherpa Life 2013) was featured on the cover of Themis, the  Zeta Tau Alpha magazine.   

Susquehanna Students on the 2015 trip at the Mount Everest Base camp at 17,340’


Six SU students and three staff successfully completed the second Sherpa Life trip in January 2016.