Yale Himalaya Initiative

environment | livelihood | culture


A number of languages that are spoken and used in the Himalayan region are taught at Yale. Courses for credit are offered in Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, and Sanskrit.

In addition, Yale’s innovative Directed Independent Language Study (DILS) program gives students the opportunity to study a language not currently taught in a Yale classroom, including Dzongkha, Nepali and Tibetan in academic year 2012-2013.