Tibetan Studies in India Program
As part of an ongoing academic exchange program with the Tibetan universities in exile in India, each year the Five Colleges send 15 students to spend interterm studying Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan history and culture, and Tibetan textual analysis in an intensive program taught by the faculty of the Central University of Tibetan Studies in Sarnath, India. This research and teaching university was established and is jointly administered by the Tibetan Government in exile and the Ministry of Education of India. Students live in a guesthouse or hostel on the campus of the Central University of Tibetan Studies.
Yes. We do plan to go to India in January 2024!
Join us for an information session on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 - from 12:30 - 1:15 pm in Campus Center 204.
Apply to the Program
Applications and Two Letters of Recommendation must be received by Thursday, October 12, 2023, by 4:00 p.m.
Preference will be given to students for whom this program would be an integral part of their program of studies and who have undertaken relevant preparations (such as the previous study of Buddhism, Tibetan studies or Asian studies.); however, no previous experience is required.
The program costs approximately $2,700, which includes all travel from Logan International Airport and back to campus, accommodations and visa fees. This does not include books, medical expenses, passport or pocket money.
Deposit and Payment
Students accepted into the program must pay a nonrefundable $300 deposit by Wednesday, October 25, 2023, with the balance due by Friday, December 1, 2023.
Any Smith College student can apply for an International Experience Grant through the study abroad office, regardless of their financial aid status. Students from other campuses should check financial aid options through their study abroad office.