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Buddhist Studies in India

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Sponsor: Carleton-Antioch Global Engagement Programs

Location: Bodh Gaya, India


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.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Fall


Admission Info:

To apply, Northwestern students must:

  1. Complete a Northwestern Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete an Carleton-Antioch Global Engagement Programs application by the program's deadline

Languages: English, Hindi, Tibetan


Lodging and vegetarian meals are provided at the guest house within the compound of the Burmese Vihar (monastery).

Program Costs: 

Fall 2018: $26,600

Billed by Northwestern: $24,705

  • Tuition: $13,547
  • Room & board: $6,363
  • London-Delhi-London airfare: $1,995
  • Study Abroad Fee: $2,800

Estimated additional costs: $1,895

  • Airfare to London for orientation: $900
  • Meals in London: $120
  • Books & supplies: $150
  • Personal expenses: $600
  • Visa: $125

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