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Carleton-Antioch Global Engagement Program: Buddhist Studies in India
Bodh Gaya, India (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
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Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: Study Abroad OIP Program Type: Study Abroad (semester)
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: No
Program Features: Academic Study Degree Level: 3 - Sophomore, 4 - Junior, 5 - Senior
Time Away: Fall Semester Housing options: Guesthouse
Program Group: Study Abroad OIP Program Adviser: Erica Sebastian
Program Description:
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Carleton-Antioch Global Engagement Program: Buddhist Studies in India


Since 1979, this program has become recognized for the academic excellence of its comparative approach to both the theory and practice of Buddhism. The program weaves together the diverse resources of Bodh Gaya, a unique pilgrimage center in northern India, home to more than 40 Buddhist temples within a largely Hindi and Muslim community. Each temple offers a gateway for students to explore a particular culture and region where Buddhism manifests around the world, including Tibet, Sri Lanka, Burma, Japan, Bhutan, and others.

Through comparative study, the program examines each of the three major Buddhist traditions and their historical development: Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana. Students live in a Burmese Vihar, or monastery, where our highly qualified team of faculty and on-site staff, led by Director Robert Pryor, provide an engaging and supportive environment. In addition, the program includes group travel to Varanasi and New Delhi, as well as a month-long Independent Study Project at the end of the semester that includes the opportunity to travel to a Buddhist community in India or neighboring countries.

Application Process
Students interested in applying to this program must complete two separate processes:
  1. Apply directly to the program. Visit the program website directly for application instructions and deadlines. Please note that program application deadlines are often earlier than Princeton approval deadlines.
  2. Complete the Princeton approval process. You may download the course approval form and instructions from your GPS application. Click “apply now” on this brochure to access these items. Check GPS for Princeton’s approval deadline.


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2017 05/01/2017 05/08/2017 08/30/2017 12/15/2017
NOTE: Please note that the program dates provided here are subject to change and may not reflect the suggested arrival and departure dates of the program. You should consult with the program directly to confirm the start and end dates prior to making any travel arrangements.