Emory Tibetan Studies Program

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

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.

Spring Semester Study Abroad
(mid January to mid May)

Summer Term Abroad
(mid May to mid June)



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

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.