Nepalese In Denmark
How Their International Education Aspirations Transformed Into A Quest For ‘Greener Pasture’
Keywords:international education, development, Nepal, Denmark, greener pastures
This paper attempts to reflect on how international education has come to be imagined as a quest for ‘greener pastures’ by many young Nepalese who are on the move in what is increasingly described as a ‘globalized world’. Networking and engaging deeply in social, cultural and sporting rituals with the Nepalese students in Copenhagen, first as an Erasmus Mundus fellow from 2006 to 2008 and then as a doctoral student from 2011 to 2015 accompanied by a fieldwork in Nepal, this paper examines how international education has come to serve this diasporic desire for many young Nepalese.
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