Lha Receives Tulane University Student Group

Tulane University student 2

Lha hosted a student exchange group from Tulane University, USA, during the month of June. The group of 18 students, led by Mr Michael and his team of tutors, were here for three weeks to explore and learn about the Tibetan community in exile and the local Indian community.

On arrival, the group was welcomed by Mr Jigme Thinley from Lha who gave a presentation about our organisation and the projects undertaken by Lha.

Tulane University student 3The students attended lectures by a variety of speakers and visited the Central Tibetan Administration, Norbulingka, Tibetan library and tourist venues around Dharamshala.

The Tulane students were partnered with Lha students so they could learn from each other. The university students learned from their partners about the local Tibetan culture, while the Lha students benefited from the chance to improve their English language skills by working with their American partners.

Tulane University student 1On the final evening on June 26, Lha hosted a farewell dinner for all the students – both the Tulane students and their Lha learning partners.

As a token of gratitude, the staff at Lha offered each of the visitors a white scarf and a small memento. On behalf of Lha, our General Secretary Ms Dukthen Kyi expressed our appreciation to the student group for taking part in our students exchange program and for their enthusiastic support.