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Discover Bhutan Study Program

Discover Bhutan Study Program

Uncover the ancient world of Bhutan as part of an immersive professional learning opportunity designed to explore what has been has been referred to as "The Last Shangrila". This program will support Australian educators to develop their intercultural understanding and deepen their knowledge and capacity to implement the cross-curriculum priority of Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia across all learning areas.

Participants will be provided with the opportunity to engage with the breathtaking natural environment, harmonious society and strong sense of culture and tradition, as they travel across Thimphu, Punakha and Paro. Guided by country experts you will visit local schools, centres for the arts, monasteries, and a range of UNESCO world heritage listed historical sites. 

Program objectives

The program aims to provide teachers and school leaders from Australian schools the opportunity to:

  • Build knowledge and understanding of Bhutan through visits to key cultural (including historical, political, religious, artistic and environmental) sites and briefings by in-country experts.
  • Build intercultural understanding through experiencing Bhutan’s cultures and languages.
  • Enable educators to build the capacity to implement the Australian Curriculum’s cross-curriculum priority of Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia across learning areas.
  • Engage in the work of Days for Girls on the ground in Bhutan. Visit schools and join in the distribution of kits to school girls. 

When: 21 - 28 April 2018
Cost: $3,750.00 (Twin share land cost and single room supplement $240.00)

For the full itinerary or further information, please email studyprograms@asialink.unimelb.edu.au.

Registrations close Wednesday 28 February 2018.



Acknowledgements

Image: Taktshang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery, Paro Valley: Stephen Shephard – Wikipedia Commons File: Taktshang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery, Paro Valley 2.jpg 

 

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