Tibetan is the language of a vast region at the heart of Asia and is used in China, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, India, Russia, and Mongolia. In addition, Tibet is home to Tibetan Buddhism, which is itself the source of one of the world’s richest contemplative traditions. Learning Tibetan gives students the ability to explore this uniquely rich and diverse culture in today’s Asia, as well as learn about Buddhist philosophy, contemplation, and other forms of knowledge. Vanderbilt, as part of a unique partnership with Duke University and the University of Virginia, will offer this course via videoconference / telepresence classrooms. For further information about the language partnership, contact Dean Andre Christie-Mizell; for further information about Tibetan classes, contact Professor Tsetan Nepali.