India | Darjeeling & Sikkim

Himalayan Shangrila

Sikkim — the former Tibetan Buddhist kingdom is one of the most spectacular regions in the world. For years it was considered one of the last Himalayan Shangrilas because of its seclusion, magnificent mountain terrain, and ancient Buddhist monasteries. Sikkim’s cascading waterfalls, pristine glacier-fed lakes, and snow-capped peaks offer a rare opportunity to experience one of the most beautiful natural environments in the world — a living botanical garden!

Study Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism in India’s ancient temples and monasteries. Experience India’s urban and rural environments in Kolkata, Darjeeling, and Sikkim and study art, architecture, religion and philosophy. Each day your classroom will be a different temple or monastery. Receive lectures from prominent local artists, scholars, and monks who share their in-depth knowledge and personal experience.
Learn many of India’s timeless traditions such as Ahimsa (non-violence), Yoga, and Meditation that have shaped Indian society over the last 5,000 years. India is not just another country it is another world!

During this culturally rich study abroad program, you will study and experience one of the world’s oldest continual civilizations. You’ll learn how India was one of the main cultural and religious influences in South East Asia in countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Indonesia.

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Picturing India | Darjeeling & Sikkim