A Parent’s Perspective – Royal Thimphu College in Bhutan

One of the most unique destinations offered through API is Thimphu, the capital of the Kingdom of Bhutan. To truly imagine this beautiful place is to take yourself out of Western Hemisphere culture completely. Bhutan sits on the ancient Silk Road and most people here practice Buddhism or Hinduism. Students who want a truly immersive […]

Out of Comfort, Inside of Bhutan

This post is from student blogger Troy Wilkinson from Colorado State University, Journalism and Global Environmental Sustainability Major studying in Thimphu, Bhutan. I’m in Bhutan. With Bhutanese peers who are conversing in Dzongkha, asking how one another are doing and cracking jokes I can’t understand. Chili hides within every meal I eat and rice has become most […]

Mondays

This post is from student blogger Troy Wilkinson from Colorado State University, Journalism and Global Environmental Sustainability Major studying in Thimphu, Bhutan. I wake up in a dark dorm room with the curtains defending me against the harsh morning light. I groggily get out of bed at 7:40 a.m. and don my gho. The gho is the men’s […]

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