Buddhist Studies in India
Sponsor: Antioch University (Antioch Education Abroad)
Location: Bodh Gaya, India
Description:By living and learning in Bodh Gaya, a pilgrimage center to Buddhists and home to several thousand Hindus and Muslims, participants are able to see the practice of both ancient and modern Buddhist traditions while being taught by Western professors and Eastern monks and lecturers. A strict schedule of classes and meditation for the first nine weeks is followed by a three-week independent study period, making this both an academically and personally challenging - and rewarding - program.
To understand the requirements of conducting an Independent Study abroad for credit, be sure to read Research Abroad.
To apply, Northwestern students must:
- Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
- Complete an Antioch application by the program's deadline
Languages: English, Hindi, Tibetan
None; however, students must take a Hindi or Tibetan language course during the program.
Shared rooms within the Burmese Vihar (monastery)
Estimated costs, Fall 2012
(See the program site for the most updated cost information.)