Study Abroad in Thimphu, Bhutan with API
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Program Details

Highlights

  • Classes in English with Bhutanese students
  • Internships available for credit
  • Visa processing included
  • International excursion included (round-trip flight from orientation to Bhutan included)

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Internship essay
  • Entry requirement: valid passport with supporting documents (more information provided post-acceptance)

Dates & Fees

SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Feb 22, 2018 - Jul 1, 2018
$17,250
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Jul 27, 2017 - Dec 3, 2017
$17,250
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Late Jul, 2018 - Early Dec, 2018
$17,250
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018
Late Jul, 2018 - Early Jul, 2019
$33,500
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Jul 27, 2017 - Jul 1, 2018
$33,500

Deadlines

SPRING SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 1, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2017
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 1, 2017
FALL SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 1, 2018
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
April 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 1, 2018
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
April 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 1, 2017

Academic Program

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

Semester: 12-15 semester credits

API students who study abroad in Thimphu, Bhutan will be able to directly enroll with Bhutanese students and take courses as only a few fortunate westerners are able to do! Students will take courses with Bhutanese students in a variety of subject areas, including international business, computer science, Dzongka (traditional Bhutanese language), environmental studies, sustainable development, and much more!

INTERNSHIPS

API students have the option to participate in a for-credit internship monitored by a Bhutanese faculty member at RTC . Students will be assessed based on weekly check-ins and reports from the student and internship supervisor, and a final project or paper. The internship is graded and will follow the same grading system as the rest of RTC credited courses. Internship placements may include working with local primary schools, NGOs, government organizations and other social and environmental agencies. Students should indicate their preferred area of placement during the application process, and provide a short essay explaining the type of work they are looking to do and how that will apply to their degree plan or future career ambitions. More information and guidance will be provided upon acceptance. This invaluable experience will allow students to not only learn about the policies of a developing nation, but to give back to the host community while earning credits at the same time! Note that students who are unable or unwilling to complete an internship may substitute an additional course at RTC.

TRANSCRIPTS

Students receive an official transcript from the Royal Thimphu College – Royal University of Bhutan, upon successful completion of their program.

What’s Included

PRE-DEPARTURE SERVICES
  • Advising
  • @api Online System
  • Orientation Materials and Resources
  • Access to International Phone Plans
  • Round-trip Airfare (Bangkok – Paro)
  • API Alumni Network
  • Social Networking
  • Scholarships
ON-SITE SERVICES
  • Airport Reception
  • Resident Director
  • On-Site Orientation
  • Housing (including some meals)
  • Tuition
  • Medical & Life Insurance
  • Excursions (international, overnight and day)
  • Social & Cultural Activities
  • Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
  • Volunteer Opportunities
RE-ENTRY SERVICES
  • Re-Entry Materials & Support
  • Post-Program Evaluation
  • Transcript
  • Alumni Network & Global Leadership Academy

Program Manager

Juliana Lindsey is the Thimphu Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to Bhutan.

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Resident Coordinator

Namgay Tshering is the Thimphu Resident Coordinator and will work with you during your stay in Bhutan.

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