Looking Beyond Shangri La: A Short-term Study Program in Tibet and Nepal

Start Date: July 1, 2017
End Date: July 14, 2017
Time Detail: 14 Days; Plus a pre-trip online orientation; and post-trip online follow-up session (dates TBA)
Location: Tibet and Nepal
Type of Course: Study Tours
Audience: This study tour is currently open to NCTA alumni of the NCTA University of Pittsburgh Coordinating Site’s region of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia (and those who attended the Georgetown seminars in 2013-14).
Course Description: From the sacred peaks of Tibet to lush green Nepalese valleys, explore the best of the Himalaya on this two-week tour. Discover mighty temples and small outposts on a journey that offers incredible vistas at every turn of the trail. In the thin mountain air of Rongbuk, the highest monastery in the world, you'll enjoy unparalleled views of Mt Everest. So make sure your camera is charged—you're going to need it. This program is sponsored by the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia, University of Pittsburgh coordinating site. This study tour is open to alumni in good standing of the 30-hour NCTA seminars from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Each alumni educator may invite one adult guest to join the travel group. To enhance the educational impact of the trip two professors will be traveling with the group, providing historical and cultural context. Dr. David Kenley, is a Professor of Asian History at Elizabethtown College. Dr. Patrick W. Hughes is currently Assistant Director of the NCTA University of Pittsburgh Coordinating Site. He received his PhD in Religious Studies in 2013 and in addition to his NCTA duties he teaches as an adjunct professor at Pitt. David and Patrick will present on different topics during the course of the trip.
Registration and Info:

Registration information is available at:  https://www.geeo.org/tours/NCTATibet/

Offered to: Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia