Experience the birthplace of some of the world’s oldest religions, and see how these ancient traditions are woven into the fabric of present-day India. You’ll witness the majestic beauty of the Himalaya; the stark desert landscape of Rajasthan; the temples and ghats on the banks of the River Ganges and the spiritual seekers who pay homage to her waters.
Along this inward and external journey, you’ll experience a routine totally unlike your own. By discovering deeper truths about yourself and the national context in which you live, you’ll form a new perspective of your world and the planet. At every fascinating stop along your gap semester, you’ll find new friendships and mutual exchange with the incredibly diverse people of India.
Experience a week of yoga and meditation in mid-Himalayas or on the banks of the sacred Ganges River; learn the fundamentals of Buddhism as you visit the sacred sites of Bodhgaya, and the exiled government of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Engage in an experimental community permaculture project that is promoting the renaissance of traditional eco architecture in the Dhauladar region of the Himalaya; dive into the world of locally-based sustainable development.
Explore the diverse culture of Rajasthan through remote village homestays, where you will work with rural community students and teachers. Then transition to urban homestays in Jaipur, where you’ll explore the architectural and cultural wonders of this capital city.