The Sarah Institute of Tibetan Higher Studies started a new program for Tibetan students living abroad, in collaboration with the New York based Tibet Fund, where six Tibetan students from North America participated as its first batch.
The one month program aims to give intensive training in Tibetan language, Meditation, Culture, Civilization, Buddhist Philosophy, and Practice.
Passang Tsering, the General Secretary of Sarah College said that they have designed the program similar to western syllabus, and hopes the month long program's certificate could help students get extra credits when they return to their respective colleges.
Tenzin Choedon, 19 from Connecticut said, 'the opportunity to get first hand information about Tibet here helped me to connect myself to Tibet better and I would highly recommend the program to the Tibetan students in the west'.
Tenzin Pema, an engineering student at Buffalo University said, the program helped him to learn how to read and write in Tibetan and he'd like to remain connected with Tibet by speaking in Tibetan with his parents.
The Program aims to bring about 40 students over 17 annually, and they hope to take students from Europe and other countries in the next batch.