Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples

Examine Tibetan and Himalayan politics and religion and the contemporary issues faced by communities in exile.

offered by SIT Study Abroad

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Through the thematic lectures and fieldwork of this program, you will explore issues of cultural transformation and preservation, identity and social change, religious revival, and [sub-]regional geopolitics. You will be challenged to consider the contemporary and historic connections between diverse Himalayan “landlinked” communities. Questions of self-identification and recognition, as well as of diaspora, exile, and migration, are important topics for analysis in this program. Please visit our website for more information.


  • Refugee Studies
  • Asian And Asian American Studies
  • Migration
  • Religious Studies
  • Political Science
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Area/Ethnic Studies
  • Interreligious / Interethnic Relations
  • Internship Programs


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