ISLanD international exchange programme - Courses

• The aim of the programme is to facilitate reciprocal exchange for overseas students looking to broaden their knowledge of unique Sri Lankan culture and traditions, while also grappling with issues that continue challenge the post-war island society.

• Lessons learned at within the framework of the ISLanD programme are applicable on a global scale and will prove invaluable when students return to their home institution.

• Visiting students who enrol on the programme can register for short courses (S – two weeks) and/or long courses (L – one semester) specialised in, but not limited to, the following subjects:

 Peacebuilding and reconciliation (S/L)
 Youth empowerment and leadership (S/L)
 Indigenous & ethnomedicine and local knowledge (S/L)
 Gender and equality (S/L)
 Social/sustainable development (L)
 Culture as social cohesion (S)
 Sri Lankan history (S/L)
 Buddhism and meditation (S/L)
 Sanskrit, Pali, Sinhalese and Tamil languages (S/L)
 Research and publication training for Social Affairs Journal
 Relaxation for the senses with Sri Lankan music (S/L)
 Essence of Sri Lanka: An introduction to supavedic gastronomy (S/L)
 Traditional livelihood practices and sustainability
 Traditional performing arts
 Joint supervision/logistical support for Masters/Mphil/PhD students

• ISLanD also facilitates field trips to conflict-affected areas, mainly located in the northern and eastern provinces, to gain an insight into ongoing peacebuilding/reconcialiation efforts.

• It is also possible to visit local villages, where indigenous & ethnomedicine are practiced, as well as traditional Sri Lankan cultural activi ties.

• Excursions to cultural sites such as the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy, Adam's Peak, Sigirya, Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura are also possible.

• Students have a choice of accommodation either at university guest houses, private apartments, or lodging with a host family. The latter can also be arranged for students visiting the field.

• Apply now for - Semester 1, starting September 2020. Application deadline: July 31st
     - Semester 2, starting April 2020. Application deadline: February 28th

• Students who are accepted for the course will receive supporting documents to assist with their visa application process.