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 24) – Fly day Day 2 (June 25) – Student arrival; Introductions and time to rest Day 3 (June 26) – Morning student orientation & icebreakers; Afternoon Gandhi’s house tour & museum; Optional walk around the artist enclave of Haus Khas Village Day 4 (June 27) – Noon flight to Dharamsala; Tsechokling Monastery checkin & tour; Orientation to the town of Dharamsala; Tour of the Dalai Lama Temple Day 5 (June 28) – Morning Dharamsala excursion, weather depending (options: walk from Dharamkot to Bhagsu loop or visit local monasteries); Afternoon service learning preparation and lesson planning Day 6 to 10 (June 29 to July 3) – Full service program including morning English tutoring at Lha Charitable Trust and afternoon teaching at the Tibetan Children’s Village; Evening Tibetan learning program and local excursions Day 11 to 12 (July 4 to 5) – Rest and fun days, including a treasure hunt, shopping, and evening cultural programs; Service learning preparation and lesson planning for next week Day 13 to 16 (July 6 to 9) – Full service program including morning English tutoring at Lha Charitable Trust and afternoon teaching at the Tibetan Children’s Village; Evening Tibetan learning program and local excursions Day 17 (July 10) – Norbulingka Institute of Tibetan Arts and Karmapa Monastery tour with overnight stay at Norling Guesthouse Day 18 (July 11) – Drive to Amritsar; Evening visit to the Golden Temple Day 19 (July 12) – Begin closing activities; Afternoon flight to Delhi; Special dinner in Hauz Khas Village Day 20 (July 13) – Taj Mahal Day! Day 21 (July 14) – Morning shopping at Dilli Haat; Student departures