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Himalayan Buddhist Art and Architecture
New Delhi, India (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Fact Sheet:
Mininum GPA: 2.5 Class Status: 02-Sophomore, 03-Junior, 04-Senior
Academic Areas:
Art History, Arts, Asian Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, Graphic Design, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Theater
Language of Instruction:
English
Program Description:

Explore the history, arts, architecture, and religions of the Himalaya.

IndiaThis program examines art his­tory and Buddhism while traveling through the Indian Himalaya and onto the Tibetan plateau in India. The program allows students to experience Buddhist art and architecture, not just in the classroom or through text, but as a living tradition in historical and contem­porary contexts. Learning takes place in classrooms, monasteries, temples, meadows, and on mountain­sides.

Major topics of study include:

  • Traditional and contemporary issues in Himalayan art history
  • Stresses of tourism and environmental degradation
  • Art historical conservation and restoration
  • Ancient and modern history of the region
  • Social and political issues