Below is our anticipated schedule of activities. The group will have limited access to phone and internet during the program. While we understand families are eager for news, we ask for patience as our staff’s energy is focused on the students and the program at hand. Please do not call our office regarding these blogs, as the office does not control the postings or the content of the updates. Thanks very much for your understanding!
Day 1 (June 25) – Fly day Day 2 (June 26) – Student arrival; Introductions Day 3 (June 27) – Morning student orientation & icebreakers; Afternoon Gandhi’s house tour & museum Day 4 (June 28) – Noon flight to Dharamsala; Monastery guesthouse, checkin, and town orientation Day 5 (June 29) – Dharamsala excursion; Service learning prep and lesson planning Day 6 to 16 (June 30 to July 10) – Service program including morning English tutoring at Lha and afternoon teaching at TCV school; Tibetan learning program and local excursions Day 17 (July 11) – Norbulingka Institute of Tibetan Arts and Karmapa Monastery tour with overnight stay at Norling Guesthouse Day 18 (July 12) – Drive to Amritsar; Evening visit to the Golden Temple Day 19 (July 13) – Begin closing activities; Afternoon flight to Delhi; Special dinner in Hauz Khas Village Day 20 (July 14) – Taj Mahal Day! Day 21 (July 15) – Morning bazaar shopping; Student departures