Emory's Tibetan Studies Programs

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    Spring 2015 Students during Audience with the Dalai Lama

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    President Wagner celebrates partnership with IBD

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    College for Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarah Campus

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    Tibetan Prayer Flags


Situated in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas and home to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dharamsala is the capital of the Tibetan exile community. Within this remarkably beautiful and culturally rich environment, Emory University and its partner the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics (IBD) offer two study abroad programs (Spring Semester and Summer Term) for students interested in both India and Tibet.  Both programs are open to undergraduate students from any accredited university.

Application Deadlines:

Spring 2016: October 1, 2015
Summer 2016: mid-February 2016

In the News:

"High Peaks, Borrowed Earth"- by Maddy Ghillany-Lehar
(Spring 2015 participant, Columbia College student)

"Finding Very Good Questions in India" - by Tyler Sit
(Spring 2014 participant, Emory Candler School of Theology student)

The Visit 2013: His Holiness XIV Dalai Lama visits Emory's campus

Emory Tibetan Studies Program Celebrates 12 Years

Reaching out to Tibetan Refugees- NAFSA International Educator article, November 2012

tibetanThe Emory Tibetan Studies Program began in 2001 in partnership with the prestigious center of Tibetan higher education, the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics (IBD).  The spring semester program in Dharamsala, India is the oldest continuous manifestation of the Emory-Tibet Partnership (ETP), which was founded in 1998 to bring together the best of the Western and Tibetan Buddhist intellectual traditions for their mutual enrichment and for the discovery of new knowledge.

Since its inaugural year, the study abroad program has hosted students from Emory and more than forty American and Canadian universities.  Emory’s partnership with IBD has facilitated the on-going exchange of students and scholars, through both this decade-long semester study abroad program as well as the creation in 2009 of the summer program focusing on Tibetan Mind/Body Sciences.  The partnership continues to serve as an invaluable academic, cultural, and personal bridge between the Emory and Tibetan exile communities. 

tibetanStudy Tibetan culture, philosophy, meditation, and language with Emory and Institute of Buddhist Dialectics scholars.  Attend special classes with the Dalai Lama, the Karmapa, Prime Minister Lobsang Sangey, and other local experts.  Immerse yourself in the community by living with Tibetan college students and homestay families, participating in Tibetan and Indian festivals and cultural events, doing internships, and researching Tibet-related topics of your choice. 

Click here to read student blog.

Click here to watch video of semester program.

For information on the academic courses and application, please click here.

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Meet leading spiritual teachers of the Tibetan tradition, including the Dalai Lama.  Engage with researchers in dialogue between Tibetan Buddhism and modern science. Study Buddhist philosophy, culture, contemplative practice and Tibetan Medicine.  Engage with Tibetan monks and nuns studying neuroscience, biology, and physics. Click here to read the Summer 2012 Blog.

For information on the academic courses and application, please click here.

More information coming soon.
More information coming soon.