For Students

In the summer of 2016, the Himalaya Program offered short, intensive one-credit courses in the Nepali and Tibetan languages. We are now planning for our second year and will once again offer both Nepali and Tibetan language courses in early May 2017. For more information about our courses and programs, please see below and sign up to our mailing list here.

Please note that to register for the courses on the SSC you must be in the 2017 Summer session (select this option in the drop-down button located in the upper right-hand corner of the SSC).

You can download our Nepali language program poster here and our Tibetan language poster here.


 

ASTU 204 H – Level 1

Dates: Monday-Thursday, May 1-4, 2017

Time: 9am-12:15pm each day

Section 001 Nepali Instructor: Mr. Binod Shrestha
Please register for this section here.
Section 002 Tibetan Instructor: Mr. Sonam Chusang
Please register for this section here.
One credit offered (4 days x 3.25 hours = 13 hours = one credit)
For this course, no previous experience with the language is required. Learning objectives include basic vocabulary, learning cultural context through language role plays, basic greetings, and conversation.

 

ASTU204 I – Level 2 (Community-engaged course taught off-campus)

Dates: May 8-11, 2017

Time: 9am-3pm each day (including travel time to/from community sites)

Section 001 Nepali Instructor: Mr. Binod Shrestha
Please register for this section here.
Section 002 Tibetan Instructor: Mr. Sonam Chusang
Please register for this section here.
One credit offered
Prerequisite: ASTU 204H or other equivalent previous experience with the language of study. This is a community-engaged course that takes place off-campus. Each day students will gather at a different site to meet with members of the Nepali or Tibetan community in Vancouver, such as religious sites, charities, shops, and restaurants. Language learning objectives will be thematically focused around each day’s activity. Students must be willing to travel to different parts of Vancouver (usually accessible by public transit) and commit the additional time beyond the formal 13 credit hours. It will be a very rewarding experience!

Please join the Himalaya Program mailing list to receive detailed registration information: http://himalaya.arts.ubc.ca/sign-up/.
Each course will carry one credit from the UBC Faculty of Arts. Registered UBC students will pay the one credit course fee (approximately $170). Non-UBC students may register via Access Studies before March 15: http://students.ubc.ca/enrolment/courses/non-degree/access