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General Application Instructions


The Bhutan Study Abroad program takes place in the spring semester. Applications will be accepted until all spots are filled or October 1st - whichever is first. Students are encouraged to apply early.

Application Requirements:

Complete all sections of the online application in its entirety. Sections include: personal data, a statement of interest, and short answer questions.

You are also required to submit the following: a copy of transcripts for any college or university attended within the past 5 years, two faculty recommendation forms, an academic advising form, and a disciplinary disclosure form if applicable.

The non-refundable application fee is $50.00. At the end of this online application, you will be asked to pay online with a credit card (Mastercard or Visa). Applications will not be reviewed until application fee is received.

Documents and Expectations After Acceptance:

If you are accepted into the Bhutan Study Abroad Program you will be required to submit proof of health insurance, as well as the following documents: Health Survey and Disclosure, Agreement and Release for Participation in International Education Program and Naropa's Travel Agreement.  Because we recommend that you familiarize yourself with these documents prior to applying, they are available for your review. However, please DO NOT submit them until after you have been accepted into the program. 

In addition to time in Bhutan, admitted students will be expected to participate in self-paced online orientation prior to departure. This orientation will cover logistics of the study abroad, introduce the history and culture of Bhutan, and provide a discussion board for students to get to know their Bhutan cohort. A percentage of a required course, BSA325 Traditional Culture and Contemporary Issues of Bhutan, will depend on completion of this online orientation.

Additionally, during the semester prior to departure, there will be a voluntary meeting of the Bhutan cohort for students to get to know each other and ask questions about their upcoming study abroad experience. Attendance at this meeting is not mandatory but recommended for students from the Boulder area. There will be a mandatory pre-departure meeting in early December that all students are required to attend. Students not in the Boulder-area can attend via video conference.

By submitting this application electronically, you attest that the materials written and submitted on this application are your own and are, to the best of your knowledge, truthful and accurate. By submitting your application, you understand that falsification of documents could be grounds for dismissal from Naropa University.  
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Study Abroad Administrator, Mari Dark, at
To Apply: 

If you are current Naropa student, please log into MyNaropa and click on the Bhutan Study Abroad Application for Naropa Students. 

If you are not currently a Naropa student, please apply using the Bhutan Study Abroad (Non Naropa) Application.