Course Overview

We are happy to announce that the TTP program for academic year 2024/25 will run on campus, in the rich environment of Boudha and within the Ka-Nying monastery complex with its thriving monastic community and access to Tibetan teachers and speakers.

TTP applications are accepted from November 1 to March 30. Late applications may be accepted but will be subject to a late application fee.

Admission decisions will be made by April 15. The program begins on June 12, 2024.

Visit our admissions page for application details and program-specific dates

The courses in the program are a combination of regular RYI language classes and individual translator training classes specifically designed for the Translator Training Program. Class hours are approximately 20-25 per week. The schedule of classes for the 2024-2025 program year is as follows:

DatesCourses TakenWeekly Class Hrs.
June 12 – August 08, 2024 Intermediate/Advanced Summer Course20
September 2 – December 13 (Exams December 16 – 20)
(no classes during reading week, and Fall Seminar. Dates TBA)
Classical Tibetan III (2nd year course) or Translation Project I (3rd year course)3
 Colloquial Tibetan V or VII5
 Tibetan Philosophical Discourse I5
 Translation Training I5 – 7.5
 Reading, Writing Practice1.5
 Dharma Conversation4
 Translation Methodology I1.5
December 23 – January 1, 2024Holidays – no classes 
January 6 – 17Translation Seminar I10
January 20 – April 25 (Exams April 28 – May 2) (no classes during reading week. Dates TBA)Classical Tibetan IV or Translation Project II3
 Colloquial Tibetan VI or VIII5
 Tibetan Philosophical Discourse II5
 Translation Training II5 – 7.5
 Dharma Conversation5
 Translation Methodology II1.5
May 5 – May 20Translation Seminar II10
 Dharma Conversation5
 Translation Practicum (optional) 

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