Study Abroad Program Manager
Program sponsor: Carleton-Antioch Global Engagement Programs
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.
Students typically enroll in 4 courses; two required courses, one core course, and a language course or an additional core course. Students receive 4-6 NU units. Visit Registration & Credit to learn more about credit types and requirements, registration, and other considerations.
Lodging and vegetarian meals are provided at the guest house within the compound of the Burmese Vihar (monastery).
Study abroad program costs vary widely and may be more or less expensive than studying at Northwestern. Review the comparison.
This section outlines some of the billing and financial arrangements for the Buddhist Studies in India program through Carleton Global Engagement, and is intended as a guide to help you navigate the financial aspects of your study abroad process. You should always refer to your program materials for the most current information and instructions.
After you are accepted to the Buddhist Studies in India program, you may be required to pay a deposit directly to Carleton to confirm your participation. If required, the deposit is your responsibility to pay; Northwestern cannot pay or waive deposits for affiliated programs.
Your Northwestern invoice will be issued through CAESAR on the regular quarterly schedule, and will include your Buddhist Studies program fee and the NU study abroad fee. Refer to your program's materials for the most current cost information.
If you receive financial aid and/or loans from Northwestern, these funds will continue to apply directly to your CAESAR account.
If you use the Northwestern 9PAY plan, you may continue to use 9PAY for your NU-billed study abroad expenses, but you should request a study abroad 9PAY estimate to have your plan set up appropriately.
Northwestern students are not required to complete the Financial Aid Payment Deferral Form for Carleton. Carleton will invoice Northwestern directly for your program fee, and your charges and aid will all be posted directly to CAESAR.
Because your comprehensive program fee will be billed through your Northwestern account, you should not receive a separate invoice from Carleton for your tuition, housing, orientation, airfare, or other required program costs. If you do receive an invoice that includes these items, you should not pay it.
Additional fees may apply for certain courses, housing add-ons, non-required field trips, or other optional items related to your program. If applicable, you are responsible for paying any supplemental fees directly.