Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the summer language intensives have been cancelled for the year 2020. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please stay healthy.


The Summer Language Intensive focuses on the study of classical Sanskrit or classical Tibetan and prepares students for a second-year university-level course. Students will engage in intensive study through grammar review, drills, and an introduction to the reading of Sanskrit or Tibetan texts during class. Daily assignments will reinforce student understanding of concepts covered in class. The program is ideal for students at graduate and advanced undergraduate levels. Enthusiasts of South Asian humanities, linguists, and classicists interested in learning the basics of Sanskrit or Tibetan will also find the program of great value.

Program Dates

June 22th through August 14th, 2020   CANCELLED
Classes are typically held Monday through Thursday.


The cost of the Summer Language Intensive is $2,600. CANCELLED

How to Apply

The following application materials must be submitted as attachments along with the application form by May 8th, 2020:
  1. A statement of purpose explaining your interest in the program and indicating what background you have that prepares you for the program, including all language training.
  2. A letter of recommendation (may be sent separately by the recommender to
  3. Your most current resume or CV.
  4. Writing or translation sample (15 pages maximum)
  5. Unofficial transcripts


We do not have dormitory facilities under our control; therefore, we are unable offer housing at Mangalam Research Center.
The following resources may be helpful for exploring nearby housing options for the summer:


If you have specific questions or concerns not answered here please feel free to contact us:

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