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Lexia Colombo: Area Studies and Culture
Colombo, Sri Lanka (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Sponsor: Lexia 
Fact Sheet:
Housing: Dormitory, Shared Apartment Instruction Language: English
Program Description:
Colombo is the largest city and capital of the beautiful Southeast Asian country Sri Lanka. It's natural harbor has made it a trade hub between the East and West for over 2000 years. Before its independence, Colombo was ruled by the Portuguese, Dutch, and British. Throughout each era there was consistent trade with the Indians, Greek, Persians, Romans, Arabs, and Chinese, which contributed to the culturally diverse population that exists today. Located on the West coast of the Island, Colombo is fairly temperate climate for a tropical monsoon region. Colombo is full of important historical landmarks, beautiful religious sights, and rich cultural activity.

Based in the city of Colombo, the Lexia program introduces students to the language, history, politics, economics, arts, and culture of Sri Lanka. Coursework, language training, excursions, and independent projects help students to understand the local culture and confront issues facing this country. The program strongly supports interaction and dialogue between Lexia participants and Sri Lankan faculty. To this end, local faculty are involved with the program from the very beginning, giving the participants immediate and direct access to the culture. Intensive language training at the beginning is provided, thereby helping students develop the skills and confidence to live and study in Sri Lanka. Prior knowledge of languages spoken in Sri Lanka is not expected. Social and academic encounters with Sri Lankans in addition to organized field trips contribute to a greater understanding of the country.

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.