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  • Locations: Amdo, China; Chengdu, China
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

PROGRAM OVERVIEWTibet
Tibet is one of the most religious countries in the world. Visiting Tibet is a rare opportunity to see a cultural philosophy regarding well-being, deeply imbued in nearly every cultural practice.  Tibetan cultural and community life models ideas regarding compassion, service to others, and dealing with anxious emotions. Tibetan community life reflects the idea that psychological flourishing is not something that can be cultivated while ignoring the well-being of others.

COURSE OVERVIEW
The goal of this course is to understand and experience teachings on happiness and well-being that come from psychological science and from Buddhism (particularly Tibetan Buddhism), through an intercultural learning experience in Tibet.  Through being immersed in authentic Tibetan community and culture, students will be able to have an anchored learning experience of the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism and compare this with their studies about the psychological science of well-being and happiness. Belief in Buddhism or any other religion is not necessary for the course. The cultural experiences in Tibet and understanding the teachings of Buddhism give one assemblage point upon which to compare and contrast multiple views of happiness and well-being. Particular attention is given in this course to understanding the concept of anxiety management from a psychological science and Buddhist viewpoint, as the management of anxiety has a very strong effect on well-being.
 
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Join an online  information session!

Sunday, January 19th
7-8 PM
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*Note: This meeting was originally scheduled for Jan 16th, and has been moved to the 19th

Topic:

Photos and discussion about “nying je” (generosity of spirit and warm-heartedness)
 
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FACT SHEET
Education Abroad Advisor Make an appointment with Alyse Collins at any time!
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Faculty Leader Christopher Allen, Adjunct Faculty and Senior Instructor
Department of Psychology
Portland State University
Travel Dates June 16 - 27, 2020
Areas of Study Psychology
Course & Credit PSY 410
4 credits
Language of Instruction  English
Host Country Language  Tibetan*

*Knowledge of Tibetan is not required to participate in this program
Housing Hotels and Hostels
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 2.75

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
Pre-Requisites None
Considerations Because the course occurs at higher altitudes, varying from 8,000 to 13,700 feet in altitude, and includes walking, hiking, and riding in vehicles for several hours at a time, students are required to certify they are in a good health condition. Unfortunately, disability access is unknown and unreliable so the course cannot provide accommodations for physical disabilities. Other types of disability including learning disability, psychological disability, are certainly encouraged to apply, and applications will be reviewed with the Disability Resource Center, the PSU office of education abroad, and the instructor.
Application Process
(PSU Students)
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Unofficial Transcript (from banweb)
  • 2 short essays
  • 1 Recommendation Form (submitted electronically via VikingsAbroad)
    • This is not a formal letter of recommendation, rather your recommender will need to fill out a short questionnaire about you with space for comments. 
    • This cannot be submitted by the program leader
    • These must be Professional or Academic in nature
  • Interview
Application Process
(Non-PSU Students)
PROGRAM FEE ADDITIONAL ESTIMATED COSTS TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS
$4,220 $1,950 $6,170
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PROGRAM FEE INCLUDES
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  • 4 Undergraduate Credits
  • Accommodations in shared hotels and hostels
  • All meals
  • Orientation upon arrival
  • Site visits
  • Cultural Tours
  • 24/7 student support 
  • Education Abroad Service Fee
  • International Health & Travel Insurance
  • Chinese visa & processing services for U.S. passport holders*
    • *If you are not a U.S. passport holder, you are required to research your own travel requirements and to obtain your own visa. 
ADDITIONAL ESTIMATED COSTS INCLUDES
  • International round-trip airfare (estimated at $1,500)
  • Personal spending money (estimated at $150) 
  • Immunizations (estimated at $200)
  • Additional Health & Safety Items (estimated at $100)
    • It's recommended students obtain and bring a water purifier or charcoal straw
    • Some students may choose to purchase additional medications for this program 
  • Passport or visa 
    • US passport holders will need a Chinese visa to participate on this program. This Chinese visa and processing service is included in your Program Fee.
    • US passport holders must have at 6 months of passport validity beyond their expected return date to the United States

*Please note, all students enrolling for PSU credit are charged the PSU Rec Center Fee. For a current listing, please refer to PSU Fees.

*Application Fee: All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will be assessed to the students' account. 

 



This program is currently not accepting applications.