Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Bhaktapur, Nepal; Bodhnath, Nepal; Kathmandu, Nepal; Lumbini, Nepal; Pokhara, Nepal
- Program Terms: January Term
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Program Sponsor: UMAIE
Learn about Hindu and Buddhist mythology and philosophy in Nepal, as we spend time in the living museum of the Kathmandu Valley’s superb religious art and architecture, get close to some of the spiritual places of the Himalayas, and visit the birth place of the Buddha.
|Estimated Program Cost||Included in Program Cost||*Tuition Notice|
|An estimate of the student costs will be published here on or after April 1, 2018
The final program fee will be published here in early December, 2018
There is a $500 deposit - $250 due at the time of application and $250 due by July 31st. Students who begin an application after July 31st will need to submit the full $500 deposit at once. The deposit will be deducted from the total program cost when it is billed in January.
||For this J-Term Global Studies Course, students will receive 4 credits, but will only be charged for one credit of tuition. The tuition charge is included in the estimate listed, but will appear separately on your bill.|
|Dr. West is an Associate Professor at St. Catherine University. Her Ph.D. is in Classics, with a specific concentration on the Sanskrit language, and most of her research is based on Hindu religious literature. Art History has been a passion of hers since a particularly formative high-school AP course, and was a substantial component of her college and graduate work. The devotional art of India and its formal iconography has been a particular focus of ongoing learning for Dr. West. In 1989-90, she participated in the University of Wisconsin College Year in Nepal program, and lived in the Kathmandu Valley and did fieldwork on its river system. The months of hiking the valley’s waterways that this required left Dr. West with an intimate knowledge of its geography, road networks, and temple types and distribution. This will be Dr. West’s 3rd time teaching a UMAIE course, and second time co-leading Hindu and Buddhist Art, Architecture and Mythology in the Kathmandu Valley.|
|Dr. Johnson is an Assistant Professor at St. Catherine University in the Philosophy Department. He has done research in Asian Philosophy, including Buddhist philosophy and some Indian Philosophy. Dr. Johnson has taught the Upanishads, The Bhagavad Gita, and a number of Buddhist Sutras in a World Religion course. This will be Dr. Johnson’s 2nd time co-leading Hindu and Buddhist Art, Architecture and Mythology in the Kathmandu Valley.|