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Buddhism and Islam in the Himalayas: A Summer Study Abroad Program in North India

Ladakh is a Himalayan borderland region populated by Buddhist and Muslim communities. Ladakhis have witnessed rapid social, economic, and cultural changes in the region over the last few decades. NGOs and socially engaged religious groups remain active in efforts to alleviate poverty, provide education, protect the local environment, and preserve traditional practices and institutions.

Through this program, students will study, observe, and participate in the activities of various NGOs and socially engaged religious groups in the Himalayan region of Ladakh in North India. Students will cultivate and awareness of the social, cultural, and environmental challenges facing Buddhist and Muslim communities in this Himalayan region.