Course Overview

We are happy to announce that we will open our campus again in Fall 2022 and Spring 2023. The full TTP program will run on campus and online given sufficient enrollment in both sections. 

TTP applications are accepted from November 1, 2021 to April 15, 2022.
Applications will be received after April 15, but a late fee will apply.

Courses in the program are a combination of regular RYI language classes and individual translator training classes specifically designed for the Translator Training Program. Approximate class hours are 20-25 per week. The schedule of classes for the 2022 – 2023 program year is as follows: 

DatesCourses TakenWeekly Class Hrs.
June 08 – August 04, 2022 Intermediate/Advanced Summer Course20
August 29 – December 16 (Exams December 12 – 16) (no classes during reading week or November seminar weeks 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 17- January 1, 2023Holidays – no classes 
January 2- 13Translation Seminar I10
January 16 – April28 (Exams April 24 – 28) (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
May1 – 26Translation Seminar II10
 Dharma Conversation5
 Translation Practicum (optional) 


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Summer 2022

Classical Tibetan,
Colloquial Tibetan,
Nepali and
Buddhist Studies

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