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  • Locations: Dharamsala, India; Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: WFU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/15/2021 10/15/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2022 03/15/2022 03/15/2022 TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 10/15/2022 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term GPA Requirement: 2.75 Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2 semesters completed
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Language Courses Offered: Tibetan
Click here for a definition of this term Prior Language Study Required: None Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Homestay, Hotels
Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-WFU Students: No Click here for a definition of this term Academic Areas Offered: American Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, Art, Biology, Communication, East Asian Studies, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, History, Humanities, International Studies, Internships, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Politics and International Affairs, Psychology, Religion, Sociology
Program Description:

Examine Tibetan and Himalayan politics and religion and the contemporary issues faced by communities in exile, particularly in the case of Tibet.

nepalThrough the thematic lectures and fieldwork of this program, students explore issues of cultural change and preservation, religious revival, and [sub-]regional geopolitics. Students are challenged to consider the contemporary and historic connections between diverse Himalayan “landlinked” communities. Questions of self-identification and recognition, as well as of diaspora, exile, and migration, are important topics for analysis in this program.

Major topics of study include:

  • Varieties of beliefs and practices amongst different groups of Himalayan people
  • The politics inherent in processes of everyday life in an exile community
  • Aspects of contemporary Tibetan civilization
  • History and politics of the region
  • Himalayan arts and sciences