Applications open in early-September for the following summer term.
Once applications open, click the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page to begin. Once your application is completed, your application will be reviewed and a decision will be made. You will be notified of the decision through the HogsAbroad portal.
If you don't yet have your passport, don't worry! You do not need a physical copy of your passport in order to apply for the program. However, if you don't already have a passport, please be proactive and begin your passport application today!
*Non-UofA students: Upon acceptance to the program, the Office of Study Abroad will provide non-UofA students further instructions on how to enroll at the University as a visiting, non-degree-seeking student.
Since 1959, when the Dalai Lama fled Tibet, the Tibetan community has settled around the globe, but it is in India that this ancient and highly developed culture has taken root and made its extraordinary contribution to the contemporary world. Now, under the personal guidance of Geshe Thupten Dorjee and Dr. Sidney Burris, students will be able to travel to India, gain access to monasteries seldom visited by Westerners, and participate in a ground-breaking oral history project. The project records and archives in digital form the life stories of the older Tibetan monks who remember Tibet as it once was, and who successfully made the perilous passage over the Himalayan mountains. These stories are quickly vanishing, never to be recovered. Students spend time in the classroom in Arkansas, as well as tour New Delhi, the Indian coast, stopping at places like Goa and the Drepung Loseling Monastery, Dharamsala, the official residence of the Dalai Lama, and Agra, home of the Taj Mahal
Interested Students, make sure and check out the TEXT website.
Undergraduates should have completed at least 24 credit hours* with a minimum
cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better at the time of application.
*Students who have completed less than 24 credit hours may be admissible upon recommendation of faculty leader with support of the dean of the sponsoring college.
Credit Issued By: University of Arkansas
Credit Hours: Six (6) credit hours
Courses: Offered at the Undergraduate level (students enroll in two 3-credit courses)
Our intention is to preserve the stories and images of this complex and important culture by constructing an online archive that will eventually make these records available to scholars, historians, students, and all of those who are interested in the history and culture of Tibet.
EXCURSIONS & ACCOMMODATIONS
Students will be housed in a variety of locations, from adequate hotels to monasteries to more posh hotels along the way. Students tour New Delhi, the Indian coast, stopping at places like Goa and the Drepung Loseling Monastery, Dharamsala, the official residence of the Dalai Lama, and Agra, home of the Taj Mahal.
Financial aid and scholarships are available to U of A students.
In many cases, you can also use your current scholarships and financial aid to help finance your program. If you receive scholarships, grants, or loans as a U of A student, please contact your Financial Aid Advisor in Silas Hunt Hall (479-575-3806) to see how much of your current aid package you’ll be able to utilize towards this summer study abroad program or to apply for loans. Participants on this program may also be eligible to apply for these institutional and national scholarships below. Criteria for scholarships vary, and students should read eligibility requirements carefully.
U of A students should check out funding opportunities on our website and with your college.
For assistance with the application process, costs, travel arrangements, etc., contact the Office of Study Abroad.
For additional information about courses or program content, contact faculty leader:
Fulbright Honors Program Director
Professor, Department of English, Fulbright College
"The TEXT program sharpened my interview skills, a core component of practicing journalism. However, I found the program to benefit my understanding of humanity and compassion – values that impact journalism but have broader applications than my day-to-day work."
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"The TEXT program will go down as the most impactful three weeks of my college career."