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  • Locations: Delhi, India; Dharamsala, India
  • Program Terms: January Interim
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:
***This course fulfills the Challenge Seminar and a GLAFC requirement***
***Applicants to this program may be eligible for the Charles and Emily Kelley Asian Travel Scholarship. The scholarship application deadline is May 1, and you can find the application here:

Kalachakra Temple
  • Learn about the Tibetan diaspora in India through visiting temples, libraries, and museums.
  • Meet with important Buddhist leaders, reincarnate Lamas, and Rinpoches to better understand Buddhism and its teachings.
  • Experience Tibetan performing arts at the Tibetan Institute for Performing Arts.Tibetan Archive
  • Learn about tea and its importance to the local culture and economy.
  • Fulfill the Challenge Seminar requirement and earn a GLAFC credit. 
  • Participants in this course may also apply for a scholarship through the Charles and Emily Kelley Asian Travel Fund by May 1 -- please see Matthew Hirman for details.
Dharamshala, India is the capital of the Tibetan exile community, it is situated in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas and it is home to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.This course is a rigorous academic study, cultural immersion, and contemplative practice that provides a unique J-Term Study Away program for students interested in Tibetan people, religion, and culture. Students live and attend classes at Sarah Campus at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics.

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  • Dharamshala, India
  • Delhi, India
Faculty Leader
Sara Conrad, Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology

Academic Calendar 
Approximate dates for 2024 are as follows: 
Two to three pre-departure meetings during Fall semester 2023.  If you’re studying away during this semester, contact Professor Conrad for arrangements. 
On-site program: TBD -   Approx - January 3 to 26, 2024

Students will stay in dorms at Sarah College.
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Program Costs
The expected program fee will be between $4,995 and $5,695 (updated 5/15) depending on final arrangements and enrollment. This fee will cover airfare to and from India, visas, all lodging, meals, local transportation, entrance fees, activities, excursions, and international travel health insurance. Students should budget an additional $100 to $300 for personal expenses during the program.

Students with significant financial need or other barriers to participation may apply for a j-term scholarship here:

Applicants to this program may be eligible for the Charles and Emily Kelley Asian Travel Scholarship. 

The deadline to apply for a j-term scholarship is May 1st.
Nechung Monestary
This program is open to all admitted Gustavus students in good standing who meet the general study away eligibility requirements. 

Application DeadlineThe application deadline is May 1, 2023. 

Entry visas 
CICE will work will all students to obtain an appropriate entry visa, which is currently required for U.S. citizens and select nationalities. All program participants must have a passport that is valid through at least July 31, 2024, by the start of Fall 2023 semester.

The information in this online brochure is subject to change. Please contact CICE with questions.

This program is currently not accepting applications.