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SIT Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples

Boudhanath stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal, by SarahTz, licensed under CC BY 2.0

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SIT Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples


Program terms: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: Vanderbilt applicants only
Type of Program: Study Center
Costs: Budget Sheets
Academic Calendar: Similar to VU
Key Dates:
Term Application Deadline Program Dates

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.

For more information, visit program homepage.

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Housing: Homestay
Minimum GPA: 2.7
Language of Instruction: English, Nepali, Tibetan
Language prerequisite: No
Additional prerequisites: N/A
Costs: Budget Sheets
Student contacts: Peer alumni

Photo: Boudhanath stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal, by SarahTz, licensed under CC BY 2.0


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