We are happy to announce that the TTP program for academic year 2023/24 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 December 1 (for new applicants) and January 1 (for current and returning students) to April 15 (on-campus applicants) and May 1 (online applicants). Late applications may be accepted but will be subject to a late application fee.
Admission decisions will be made by April 30 (on-campus applicants) and May 15 (online applicants). The program will begin on June 7, 2023.
Visit our admissions page for application details and program-specific dates
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 2023-2024 program year is as follows:
|Dates||Courses Taken||Weekly Class Hrs.|
|June 07 – August 03, 2023||Intermediate/Advanced Summer Course||20|
|August 28 – December 15 (Exams December 11 – 15)|
(no classes during reading week, October 23 – 27, or Fall Seminar dates TBA)
|Classical Tibetan III (2nd year course) or Translation Project I (3rd year course)||3|
|Colloquial Tibetan V or VII||5|
|Tibetan Philosophical Discourse I||5|
|Translation Training I||5 – 7.5|
|Reading, Writing Practice||1.5|
|Translation Methodology I||1.5|
|December 18 – January 1, 2023||Holidays – no classes|
|January 2 – 12||Translation Seminar I||10|
|January 15 – April 28 (Exams April 24 – 28) (no classes during reading week, dates TBA)||Classical Tibetan IV or Translation Project II||3|
|Colloquial Tibetan VI or VIII||5|
|Tibetan Philosophical Discourse II||5|
|Translation Training II||5 – 7.5|
|Translation Methodology II||1.5|
|April 29 – May 24||Translation Seminar II||10|
|Translation Practicum (optional)|