FUTURE-FOCUSED STUDY ABROAD

Sri Lanka

The tropical island of Sri Lanka is a microcosm of world religions. Although there is a deeply rooted tradition of Theravada Buddhism, the country is home to large populations of Hindus, Muslims and Christians. In the era of post-colonial independence, paradigms of power, status and identity have vied for a place in the new nation. Divisions deepened as Sri Lanka spiraled into a civil war, which ended in 2009. In the post-war period, minority ethnic and religious communities struggle for power and recognition. Despite valiant efforts by local and international groups, peace and unity remain elusive goals.

As an ISLE student, you’ll learn the local language and culture, study with renowned faculty, and conduct independent field research on a topic of your choice. In Sri Lanka, you can develop the tools you need to navigate complex socio-cultural landscapes as a cultural insider and informed researcher.

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IFSA Intercollegiate Sri Lanka Education (ISLE) Program
Kandy,
Sri Lanka

This program has been suspended for Spring 2022. Please consider another IFSA program for Spring 2022 or apply to this program for Fall 2022. Check out these Spring 2022 program alternatives.


Develop the tools to navigate Sri Lanka as a cultural insider and informed researcher. This fascinating island is your classroom as you learn the local language, live with host families and conduct an Independent Study Project on one of its deeply-rooted traditions or contemporary post-war challenges.

 

Term
Fall
Spring
Est. cost
$ 17,975
$ 17,975
GPA
3.00

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