— Kent State University
I began to take an interest in Buddhist art a couple of years ago. After buying a few sculptures here and there, I started to do a little research on what they meant, why the hand gestures, and why they were being made. What I found out really interested me and I wanted to learn more! After failing to find any sort of Buddhist Art History courses ay my college, I looked somewhere else. It seemed the only way I would be able to learn more and experience Buddhist art more would be to study abroad. After a little research I came across Wisdom Study Abroad. I am really glad that I took the program to Thailand and Cambodia because I never had so much fun in all my life. Going into the program I had no idea what to expect and had no idea the amount of Buddhist heritage that is present in Cambodia. The giant images of Hindu and Buddhist gods in the ancient temples was an amazing place to see the art up close. Thanks Jim for an incredible trip!