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  • Locations: New Delhi, India
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

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

Program OverviewSIT Delhi

Explore the history, arts, architecture, and religions of the Himalayas. This unique study abroad program examines art history and Buddhism on the road across northern Indian on the Tibetan plateau. Learning is conducted in classrooms, monasteries, temples, mountainsides, and meadows. During the program period in the Ladakh Valley, students learn at the Central Institute of Buddhist Studies in Choglamsar, one of the preeminent centers for Tibetan Buddhist Studies in India. Learning is also conducted at the SIT center in New Delhi, where the program begins and concludes. Experience many of India's most remote and beautiful mountainous areas long considered sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists.

Program Focus

Students can expect to examine Vajrayana Buddhist culture, which nourished a rich, visual tradition in sculpture, painting, and architecture. They will consider the ancient civilizations that thrived in the Himalayas while travelling through the valleys of Spiti, Ladakh and Zanskar, on the Tibetan plateau. Students will discover the symbolism and cultural and religious significance of ancient Indian art nestled in remote locations where they will learn introductory Hindi.

Fact Sheet

Education Abroad Advisor Alyse Collins  
Get Started Attend an Ed Abroad 101 Session
Program Provider SIT
Program Dates Current SIT Calendar
Areas of Study
  • Asian Studies
  • Art History
  • International Studies
  • Religious Studies
Credits Students enroll in 12 quarter credits.
Capstone Reporting Live Capstone available during fall and spring terms 
Language of Instruction English
Host Country Language Hindi, English
Housing Homestays, other program arranged housing
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
Minimum GPA 2.75
Language Requirement None
Course Offerings Current Description of SIT Courses

Program Costs

PSU Fees Program Fee

Program Fee Includes:

  • Tuition & course materials
  • Housing & all meals
  • International Health Insurance
  • Educational Excursions
Additional SIT scholarships are available. 


Program Overview  SIT Delhi

From bustling New Delhi to the quiet grandeur of the Himalaya, explore India’s ancient and traditional health systems.  Gain a deep understanding of how India nurtures its vibrant, traditional medicine systems while experiencing economic growth and modernization.  Live with fellow students and a host family in the lakeside town of Nainital.  Learn concepts of life, death, and treatment in Buddhism and Tibetan medicine. Study ancient medicine in Delhi and rural communities of the Indian Himalaya.  Explore health practices in Dharamsala’s McLeod Ganj, home of the Dalai Lama.

Program Focus

From bustling New Delhi to the quiet grandeur of the Himalaya, explore India’s ancient and traditional health systems. These include the vitally important practices of Ayurveda, traditional Tibetan (Amchi), folk medicine, yoga, and naturopathy. On this journey, learn about the social, economic, and cultural paradigms that provide a context for healthcare in India. During a 10-day stay in the Himalaya, home to many of India’s rich botanical resources, see how mountain communities’ healthcare systems are affected by climate change, globalization, development and sustainability efforts. Compare traditional and allopathic systems, gaining a multidimensional view into healthcare and health delivery among diverse groups including marginalized and indigenous populations. Visit centers of traditional medicine in Delhi and in rural and urban areas in the Himalaya and meet practitioners of traditional and holistic Indian medicine. Travel to Dharamsala, headquarters of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile and where His Holiness the Dalai Lama lives, and receive Tibetan medicine lessons.
 

FACT SHEET

Education Abroad Advisor

Make an appointment with Alyse Collins at any time!

Get Started

Attend or watch an Ed Abroad 101 Session

Program Provider

SIT

Program Dates

Current SIT Calendar
 

Areas of Study

Explore the courses offered on this program

This program is a good fit for the following majors:

  • Asian Studies
  • Community Development
  • Community Health
  • Culture
  • International Studies
  • Public Health

Credits

Students earn 8 semester credits (12 quarter credits)

Language of Instruction 

English

Host Country Language 

Hindi, English

Housing

Homestays, other program arranged housing

Class Standing Eligibility

  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate

Minimum GPA Requirements

Undergraduate: 2.50

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.

Program Requirements

No previous language study required 

Program Fee

Click here to view the SIT Program Fee

PSU Fees

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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. 

Scholarships

 




This program is currently not accepting applications.