South Asia

India | Pakistan | Nepal | Sri Lanka | Tibetan Studies | South Asian Language Programs


India

Students interested in study abroad in India should confer with Professor Hopkins in the Religion Department.

American Institute of Indian Studies
Year-Long Programs in Hindi, Bengali & Tamil At various sites in India

Associated Colleges of the Midwest India Studies Program
(March-December, full academic year). Orientation to Marathi language and Maharashtra culture in spring term

(March to June) at Carleton College, followed a six-month (June through December) academic and independent-study program in Pune, Maharashtra State, India.

Antioch Program of Buddhist Studies in Bodh Gaya
India (1 semester)

SIT Tibetan Studies Program in Dharamsala
India (1 semester, Fall or Spring)

U Penn Summer Program in Pune
India

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Pakistan

UC Berkeley Urdu Language Program
Pakistan (academic year)

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Nepal

Cornell University Program in Nepal
fall or spring semester or academic year

Summer Intensive Nepali
Cornell University

Pitzer in Nepal
one semester, fall or spring

U Wisconsin Summer + Academic Year in Nepal
The program begins with a eight-week summer term in Madison studying either Nepali or Tibetan, followed by an academic year in Kathmandu, Nepal.

See also: SIT Tibetan Studies Program

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Sri Lanka

Students interested in study abroad in Sri Lanka should confer with Professor Marecek in the Psychology Department or Professor Hopkins of the Religion Department.

ISLE Program
Kandy, Sri Lanka (Fall Semester) The ISLE Program was founded by a small consortium of liberal arts colleges, including Swarthmore, in 1982. Since then, the ISLE program has given birth to a generation of scholars in anthropology, religion, and other disciplines specializing in South Asia. The program emphasizes study of current political and social issues and Theravada Buddhism, homestay experiences, and independent study projects.

Summer Intensive Sinhala
Cornell University

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Tibetan Studies

SIT Tibetan Studies
Dharamsala, India (1 semester, Fall or Spring)

Manjushree Center of Tibetan Culture
Darjeeling, India, offers intensive written and spoken Tibetan

Tibetan Language Institute
Summer Intensive Program, Los Angeles

U Wisconsin Summer + Academic Year in Nepal
The program begins with a eight-week summer term in Madison studying either Nepali or Tibetan, followed by an academic year in Kathmandu, Nepal.

U Virginia Intensive Summer
Programs in Tibetan (offerings vary)

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South Asian Language Programs

American Institute of Indian Studies
Summer Programs in Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Telegu, & Tamil: at various sites in India

University of Michigan Summer Language Institute
10-week term, beginning & 2nd year Hindi & Tamil

U Penn South Asia Regional Studies Department Languages
Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayam, Pali, Panjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Urdu

U Virginia Intensive Summer Programs
Tamil

U Wisconsin Summer Intensive
courses in Hindu, Nepal, Tamil, Telegu & Urdu

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