Tibetan Language (All Levels)

Develop your Tibetan language skills through this unique online course with experienced Tibetan language instructors.

At a Glance






Sep 14 ‎– Nov 15

Program Base

Online, Nepal

Critical Global Issue of Study

Identity & Human Resilience

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Study Tibetan online with experienced Tibetan language instructors to rapidly build language skills through daily formal instruction. After an initial language proficiency assessment, you will be placed in a beginning, intermediate, or advanced class. During this course, you will develop oral comprehension and basic literacy skills through regular assignments, quizzes, and conversation practice.

In addition to this online course, SIT is also offering a three-week, supplementary, intensive Tibetan Language J-term immersion program in Kathmandu, Nepal. 



  • Immerse yourself in conversational Tibetan. 
  • Small-group language study and individualized tutoring.
  • Excellent teachers who connect classroom to practical applications.
  • Practice language skills through group discussions and activities.


Through oral proficiency testing you will be placed in beginning, intermediate, or advanced classes.



The following syllabi are representative of this program. Because courses develop and change over time to take advantage of dynamic learning opportunities, actual course content will vary from term to term.

Please expand the sections below to see detailed course information, including course codes, credits, overviews, and syllabi.

Program Components

  • 45 hours of online Tibetan language study spread over nine weeks in fall 2020 
  • Regular homework, individualized tutoring with language partners, and quizzes 
  • Oral proficiency tests at the beginning and end of each program, and midterm and final exams 

Course Information Coming Soon

Faculty & Staff

Nepal: Tibetan Language (All Levels)

Isabelle Onians, PhD
Academic Director
Dhichen Wangmo
Homestay & Program Coordinator
Thupten Tsering
Language Instructor
Pasang Tsamchoe
Language Instructor
Ngawang Choegyal
Language Instructor
Pema Norbu
Program Coordinator
Patricia Owens
Program Coordinator
Pasang Rinzi Sherpa
Office and Finance Manager
Pavitra Paudyal, MA
Language Instructor

Discover the Possibilities


    The tuition for this online internship program is $1,080. Financial aid may apply. Contact your study abroad office or SIT Admissions for more information.