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 (July 14): Fly day
Day 2 (July 15): Student arrival in Delhi; Rest/downtime after hotel check in
Day 3 (July 16): Morning student orientation & icebreakers; Afternoon tour of Akshardham, a large Hindi complex that displays a millennia of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture. Activities include a boat ride and multimedia exhibits.
Day 4 (July 17): Flight to Dharamsala; Afternoon orientation to the town of Dharamsala and service activities; Tour of the Dalai Lama Temple
Day 5 to 9 (July 18 to 22): Full service program including morning English tutoring at Lha Charitable Trust and afternoon childcare/teaching at Rogpa and Men Tsee Khang; Evening Tibetan learning program and local excursions
Day 10 to 11 (July 23 to 24): Rest and fun days, including a treasure hunt, shopping, and evening cultural programs; Service learning preparation and lesson planning for next week
Day 12 to 16 (July 25 to 29): Full service program including morning English tutoring at Lha Charitable Trust and afternoon childcare/teaching at Rogpa and Men Tsee Khang; Evening Tibetan learning program and local excursions
Day 17 (July 30): Norbulingka Institute of Tibetan Arts and Karmapa Monastery tour with overnight stay at Norling Guesthouse
Day 18 (July 31): Drive to Amritsar; Evening visit to the Golden Temple
Day 19 (August 1): Begin closing activities; Afternoon flight to Delhi; Special dinner in Hauz Khas Village
Day 20 (August 2): Taj Mahal Day!
Day 21 (August 3): Morning shopping at Dilli Haat; Student departures