Tibetan Buddhism, the state religion, can be found everywhere in Bhutan, from government policies to educational systems to everyday cultural practices. Monastery visits and a retreat will provide Buddhist teachings.
This program will go on one longer trek up to two weeks long and several shorter day hikes in the Himalayas.
As a country undergoing a drastic rural-urban shift and one which is slowly opening up to the outside, Bhutan is a country with a number of development topics to delve into.
Focus Of Inquiry
Examining Bhutanese conceptions of happiness will offer insights into unique cultural worldviews that will dynamically interact with development and other topics we look at during the course.
Unique homestays in both rural and urban settings, offering diverse insights into Bhutanese daily life.
Independent Study Project (ISP)
Possible ISPs include archery, traditional weaving, cooking, monastic life, dance, conservation and local fauna & flora, animal husbandry, meditation, Tibetan traditional medicine, tourism, and more.
Elementary instruction in Dzongka, the main language spoken in Bhutan.
Help village homestays with their farming and daily chores and learn about service through Dragons learning service curriculum.
Moderately rugged, with long journeys on windy roads traveling across the country.