The Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) was founded on June 2, 2003 by a royal decree, is the national university system of Bhutan. During the program, William & Mary faculty member Dr. Kevin Vose will share with students the history of the Himalayan Religion. Students will travel throughout the country, gaining perspective regarding the relevance of religiously history buildings, structures, and architecture. Similarly, a local faculty member from the Royal University of Bhutan will illustrate the context, importance and use of the Gross National Happiness scale.
This program is a unique melting pot of the study of history, religious studies, and environmental policy.
Application: February 1, 2018
Deposit: March 15, 2018
Final Payment: April 3, 2018
Estimated Program Cost for 2018: TBD
A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office.
Students are responsible for airfare and some meals.
The 6 credits delivered over the summer for program fee. RELG 367 (Himalayan Religion) is taught by W&M faculty; a course on Gross National Happiness will be taught by RUB faculty.
W&M Faculty Program Contact:
Kevin Vose, Chair, Department of Religious Studies
Global Education Office Advisor:
Ebony Majeed, Global Education Special Programs Advisor
Students live in dorms at the Royal University of Bhutan's Institute of Language and Culture Studies in and around Taktse, Bhutan
The trip as a whole would satisfy COLL 300.
Area of Study:
Religious Studies, Environmental Studies, and Public Policy
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