Location
  • Tibet
Length
2 - 4 weeks

Program Details

Timeframe
Summer
Housing
Host Family Hotel Lodge
Language
English
Age Min.
15
Age Max
19

Pricing

Starting Price
5840
Price Details
Tuition costs are all inclusive with the exception of personal expenditures (e.g. souvenirs) and the group ticket to Tibet.

Tickets are purchased as a group and cost an additional $1205 USD. Our group flight departs from Los Angeles.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airfare Meals Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
What's Not Included
Domestic Airfare
Jan 30, 2018
Oct 08, 2018
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About Program

Experience the Tibetan plateau, learn about Buddhism and immerse yourself in nomadic Tibetan life while participating in a rural homestay.

SERVE:
With SStS, you will have the chance to work shoulder-to-shoulder with our trusted NGO partner, the Tibetan Village Project. As part of your work, you will help with the Tibet Ecowaste Project to encourage environmental awareness and reduce pollution.

EXPERIENCE:
You will have the opportunity to learn about the ecology and culture of the Tibetan Plateau as well as visit Buddhist monasteries and a panda breeding center.

LEARN:
As part of your experience, you will learn about ethical leadership and global citizenship through SStS's unique Five Lens Curriculum. In addition, you will be immersed in a rural homestay with traditional Tibetan villagers.

THE SSTS DIFFERENCE:
-Small groups (10-12 students)
-Leadership curriculum
-Expert course instructors
-Trusted NGO partners

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Program Highlights

  • Visit ancient monasteries and learn more about Buddhist traditions.
  • Live with local families and immerse yourself in the lives of traditional Tibetan villagers.
  • Hike in the magnificent Tibetan landscape.
  • Visit a panda breeding center.
  • Promote social entrepreneurship while preserving the rich cultural heritage of Tibet.

Program Reviews

9.5 Rating
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selam
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Opening Up My Horizons

Every day, I had new experiences, some new and unordinary but all extremely fun and worthwhile! From dancing with locals to trekking mountains up to 14,00 feet to building the eco-waste bins. We helped our global community by encouraging proper waste management in Tibet, one of the most beautiful places in the world. This trip has helped me grow not only as a student but a leader but taught me that I have the potential to make a difference. I learned so many profound lessons on teamwork, collaboration, and embracing different cultures. One of my favorite memories was when we visited the monasteries. I couldn't believe it, here I was on the other side of the world embracing these awe-inspiring buildings, I was speechless. If you ever have the chance to embark on this breathtaking journey... take it!

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Brianna
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Tibet 2017

This trip is amazing for people looking to expand their world view. Going to Tibet was my first time out of the country. I specifically wanted to go there because I wanted to experience a culture radically different from my own. The setting of the Himalayas is absolutely breathtaking (in more ways than one, as the air is quite thin). The homestays are beautiful, and our Tibetan hosts are the kindest people I have ever met. In America, Tibetan issues are rarely brought up. Now that I have experienced Tibet and seen the struggles faced there, I would encourage everyone to visit at least once in their lives.
The climate is rather chilly, even though we went during summer. In some of our homestays we even had a heated bed, which was absolutely wonderful. Every place we stayed had a hot shower and plumbing, which we found to be a well-appreciated blessing.
I recommend that any interested students visit the SStS website and read the blog posts written by past students for a better understanding of the course.
(ps: my instagram @brianna.exe has plenty of pictures!)

What would you improve about this program?
The program is quite expensive, however the scholarships given by SStS were generous.
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