SU Expands Study Abroad Opportunities in India

SU has approved two new programs for study abroad in South Asia, in addition to the SITA program in Madurai in South India. This expands our offerings to include environmental issues in the Himalayas with Pitt in the Himalayas as well as Tibetans with the Emory Program in Dharamsala.

Pitt in the Himalayas offers students the opportunity every fall to study and live in the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains. Taught by Anthropology professor Joseph Alter, the program is located in Mussoorie, originally a British Hill Stations. Students will spend a semester in India taking up to 15 credits in anthropology, with extensive academic excursions to apply course content and take advantage of the program's spectacular setting. In addition to offering Hindi language training, the Pitt program offers courses on Himalayan ecology, religious traditions, medical systems, and health and on the geography of the region. For more information, visit

Meet Your New Professor Poster for Emory Tibetan Studies ProgramThe Emory Tibetan Studies Program is located in Dharamsala, headquarters of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Tibetan community in exile. This spring-only program fully immerses students in the life of the Tibetan exile community's intellectual, cultural, and political capital. Established in 2001, the program's unique combination of academic rigor, cultural immersion, contemplative studies, and field research has quickly made it a life-transforming experience for students and one of the finest Tibetan study-abroad programs in the nation. For more information, visit

SITA, South Indian Term Abroad, is a run out of George Washington University by a consortium of schools. Students live in Madurai, in the state of Tamilnadu. With semester-long home stays and rigorous academic training and research opportunities, SITA immerses students in the complexity of Indian culture in one of its most famous temple cities. Courses in ethnographic methods and Tamil language are required. Additional offerings include courses on religion, the environment, the media and literature. Details can be found at