Back Roads to SOUTH ASIA

INDIA | SRILANKA | NEPAL

12

weeks

40

Service Hours

18-22

Age Group

$ 20,450

Cost (Airfares Extra)

Image by Ritish Jarodia

WEEK 01

india

Delhi to Mcleodganj

Welcome to India! Start your program in a land of 1.2 billion people, home to every major religion in the world and a dizzying variety of histories and languages.  What better way to experience the heart of India than diving straight in?  Spend your first few days in Delhi getting oriented mixtures of language, culture, and energy in the capital.  Then board an overnight train headed to the foothills of the Himalayas.  This week will be spent with Tibetan homestay families in McLeod Ganj.  McLeod Ganj may be in India, but you’ll feel like you’re in Tibet due to the large population of refugees that has streamed across the border because of conflict with China. The exiled Tibetan government resides here and you will work with Tibetans who need to learn English skills as they build new lives.  Practice yoga and meditation and meet with local poets, activists, and monks to understand life in McLeod Ganj

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