TCV Summer School


  1. To enable Tibetan children living abroad to join TCV Summer School to learn Tibetan language, culture, history and basic principles of Buddhism.
  2. To experience first hand the Tibetan exile community in India through visits and interaction with TCV children.
  3. To enable the children to get a feel of the Tibetan spirit of maintaining their identity in exile and a better sense of understanding and appreciation of the  Tibetan cause and aspirations.

Program schedules and events:

The 2023 Summer School program will be held from 1st July – 12th August 2023. This cover 6 weeks program in stretch.  The further detail information are as follows.

June 30, 2023 (Friday)
10.00 am: Children to report at TCV Head Office
4.30 pm (afternoon): Program Orientation in Dekyi Tsering Hall


I. Weekday Programs:
This will be of two types-beginners & advanced as below:

A.  Tibetan language Tibetan calligraphy classes for beginners and advanced Tibetan Grammar & composition for beginners/advanced

B.  Tibetan History Tibetan history: Highlighting some of the great kings Gaden Podrang Government and the Dalai Lamas Chinese Invasion and 1959 Uprising and aftermath

C.  Buddhism and Values Basic Principles of Tibetan Buddhism Tibetan Religious festivals

D. Tibetan Culture and Traditions
Tibetan dress – regional differences and types
Tibetan cuisine and how to make some of them Tibetan way of life and experiencing some of them Tibetan performing arts – learning songs, dances and instruments

E. Current Tibetan Situation
Tibetan Government-in-Exile: Visits & study sessions Tibetan communities in exile: visits and discussions The Tibetan issues in International arena:Study & discussions H.H the Dalai Lama’s Middle Way Approach:Study & discussions

II. Weekend Programs:
Site visits around Dharamshala
Group discussions and doing projects
Camping in TCV branches and interaction with TCV students

The minimum age requirement is 10 years & the maximum age requirement is 17.

The accommodation for the participants will be arranged in different homes and we try to accommodate not more than two participants in one home. This arrangement is made to facilitate students to improve their spoken Tibetan language.

Rain Gear and other accessories:
Since the monsoon will be in full swing during that time, the parents are requested to include complete rain gear (raincoats/umbrella, boots) in their packing list. The parents are requested not to send any electronic gadgets with their child except for a simple cell phone which should be deposited with the home mother.

Dress Code:
Students are requested to bring decent dresses during the program. We will be observing “Lhakar” (White Wednesday) every Wednesday, so kindly bring at least one set of Traditional dresses. (Chuba)

Medical assistance:
TCV health centre will handle all the minor medical cases; however major medication and referral cost should be borne by the parents

Documents to be attached along with the Application:
Guarantee letter from the parents with 2 Recent PP Photo of Applicant Registration, Authorization and Guarantee Form
Authorization Letter for the child/children to be taken for weekends and outings.
Copy of travel documents / Travel Itinerary with Copy of Medical Insurance if any
The passports should be surrendered at TCV Head Office and it will be handed back while leaving the school.

Travel Assistance:
If any of the parents have difficulty in reaching TCV, you can write to us for guidance and the Summer School Coordinator will help provide all necessary arrangements. Parents will bear the expenses incurred in arranging these.

Program Fees/Costs:
The total amount for a single child to attend the TCV Summer School Programme is US $ 500/- or Its equivalent amount. Kindly add an additional amount of US$ 250 for those joining the tour to Dehradun and US$ 100 for those needing travel assistance.
Summer School + Tour + Travel = US $ 850/-
Summer School + Tour = US$ 750/-
Summer School + Travel = US $ 600/-
Parents are requested to send adequate pocket money with your child and maybe deposited at the office.


All those parents in North America/Canada who are interested in enrolling their child/children to this summer school can
Tenzin Nawa
Office of Tibet
1228 17th ST NW
Washington, DC 20036

All the children from other countries can contact directly to
Tsultrim Dorjee
TCV Summer School Programme
Head Office, TCV School Dharamshala Cantt.
Distt. Kangra, H.P., 176216 INDIA

WhatsApp:  (+91) 9418432321


The total amount for a single child to attend the TCV Summer School Programme is US $ 500/- or Its equivalent amount. Kindly add an additional amount of US$ 250 for those joining the tour to Dehradun and US$ 100 for those needing travel assistance.
Summer School + Tour + Travel = US $ 800/-
Summer School+ Tour = US$ 700/-
Summer School + Travel = US $ 550/-


Accommodation of the children enrolled in the summer school will be made within Upper TCV either separately as a group in one family home or disbursed into our different Homes. Parents wishing to make their own arrangements may also do so. Food will be arranged in the homes where they live. They will have the same food as our children.