Passage International : Study Abroad, Experiential Education Program in South Asia

Study Abroad, Experiential Education Program in South Asia

Independent Study Projects

It is not uncommon to find families of Shamans; in fact the practice has been passed down for 4-5 generations.  For those interested there is a wide range of subjects that can be taken up related to Shamanism.  Students can also be exposed to Buddhism practiced in Gompas (monasteries) in the vicinity and also learn more about Tamang rituals.

The Langtang Passage program will add ISPs and social service opportunities like educating the local people on hygiene, training the men and women to speak English, spending time with a herb specialist, going to the jungle to understand the herbal plants, learning to sing or play Dramyen, woodcarving, and spending time with a shaman family.  Students can learn the local art of weaving such as sheep wool products, traditional sheep wool coat "Baggu", belts for men and women, embroidery, bag weaving, carpets, and cheese making.