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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Advisor: Arik Ohnstad (1356) Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.7
Language of Instruction: English, Nepali, Tibetan Language Prerequisite: No
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Homestay Program Provider: SIT
Click here for a definition of this term Area(s) of Study: Diverse studies available (see below) Fall Calendar: Late August to early December
Spring Calendar: Late January to early May Restrictions: Vanderbilt undergraduates only
Type of Program: Study Center Academic Calendar: Similar to VU
Additional Prerequisites: N/A
Program Description:

This study center program focuses on Tibetan religion, culture, and identity in the the context of geopolitics. As part of their coursework in contemporary Tibetan and Himalayan society, sciences, religion, and arts, students take a high-altitude Himalayan trek to visit isolated Tibetan communities. Students also study Tibetan language (and can choose to also learn Nepali). Students live with a host family in Kathmandu, as well as participate in village homestay in the Himalayas. During their study abroad experience, students also partake in excursions around Nepal. At the end of the program, students will spend four weeks working on an independent research project or in an internship. Students can choose to do the research or internship in Nepal or Dharamsala, India, or potentially elsewhere.



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Review Begins Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 09/14/2022 09/15/2022 TBA TBA