The Paideia School

India: the Roof of the World

India Trip


May 2025

Short-term B in 2025

Leading this trip is Gavin Drummond in coordination with Where There Be Dragons.

Students dive into the diversity of cultures in India, explore issues of cultural identity and globalization, and focus more deeply on the experience of development issues facing this country, with a focus on the dynamic between millennia-old traditions and millennial modernization. This program provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from and immerse in indigenous communities of Tibetan and Ladakhi descent whose world and lifestyle is largely removed from the dominant global cultures. We begin in the Ladakhi capital of Leh, hike several days to a traditional remote village homestay, connect with an innovative educational model and local peers, and end with urban exploration of Leh, Delhi and Agra.

Important dates: 

  • Applications due May 10, 2024
  • Acceptance notifications sent May 14, 2024
  • Commitment to trip May 15, 2024

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The estimated cost is $5,350. This includes airfare to and from India and all expenses while in India. Students with tuition percentages will receive the same percentage for this trip.

If you have additional questions, please reach out to Gavin.