Language Learning

Save the Date: Nepali and Tibetan Community-Engaged Language courses will be offered May 11-22, 2020. Sign up to our mailing list (here) to receive further details!

To learn about student experiences in Nepali and Tibetan community-engaged language courses at UBC, please view the videos below!

Summer 2019: Nepali Language Course Video

Summer 2018: Tibetan Language Course Video

The UBC Himalaya Program offers intensive Nepali and Tibetan language & community-engaged learning opportunities each summer, now in collaboration with the Department of Asian Studies.

This year, courses will be offered from May 11 – May 22, 2020.

Click here for summer 2020 registration dates, which depend on what type of student or community member you are.

Click on the sections below to learn how to register and to view course descriptions:

NEPL 390A (Nepali)

2020 course dates are May 11 to May 22, 2020.

NOTE: Registration is not open for Summer 2020 courses. Please sign up for our mailing list to be notified when course registration opens.

A two-week intensive introductory Nepali language course. This is a community-engaged course that blends classroom instruction with experiential learning off-campus at Nepali community sites in the Lower Mainland. Actual class times may vary to accommodate off-site field trips. The instructor of this unique program is Mr. Binod Shrestha.

TIBT 390A (Tibetan)

2020 course dates are May 11 to May 22, 2020.

NOTE: Registration is not open for Summer 2020 courses. Please sign up for our mailing list to be notified when course registration opens.

A two-week intensive introductory Tibetan language course. This is a community-engaged course that blends classroom instruction with experiential learning off-campus at Tibetan community sites in the Lower Mainland. Actual class times may vary to accommodate off-site field trips. The instructor of this unique program is Mr. Sonam Chusang.


Not a UBC Student?

Non-UBC students interested in enrolling must apply through UBC’s Access Studies portal by March 15. Non-UBC students must first receive acceptance to UBC through Access Studies, so please apply as soon as possible.

Questions? Please email us at himalaya.arts@ubc.ca.


Testimonials

To read more about the unique student experience in these immersive, community-engagement portion of our courses, please visit our Student Experience page.

These courses are supported by the Faculty of Arts Dean's Office, a Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund grant, a grant from the Centre for Community Engaged Learning, the Khyentse Foundation, and the Department of Asian Studies.