We invite you to take advantage of a truly unique opportunity to experience the Bhutanese culture and way of life through study abroad in the capital city of Thimphu. You'll study with Bhutanese students at Royal Thimphu College, Bhutan’s first and only private university institution, administered by the Royal University of Bhutan. You can also choose to complete an internship (for credit!) along with coursework at the university. Courses are available (in English) in subjects such as Accounting, Computer Science/IT, Literary Criticism and Theory, Natural Resource Management, and Sustainable Development.
Come explore a nation that so few outsiders get to see, and experience life in a remarkable country, where Gross National Happiness is a cultural value and an official measure of success!
Pre Departure Services
Orientation Materials and Resources
Access to International Phone Plans
API Alumni Network
On Site Services
Housing (including some meals)
Medical and Life Insurance
Social and Cultural Activities
Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
Re-Entry Materials and Support
Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program
- Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
- Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
- Completed API application
- University Approval Form
- One letter of recommendation
- Official transcript
- Internship essay (if applicable)
- Entry requirement: valid passport with supporting documents (more information provided post-acceptance)