The Tibet Fund welcomed a group of eight students during the second week of August 2013 as part of the Tibetan Scholarship Program’s (TSP) 27th grant. These students are attending premier academic institutions in the United States for their graduate studies in fields such as: East Asian Studies, Film Studies, Environmental Studies, Busi-ness, and Physics. The TSP students participated in a two-day orientation in New York, organized by The Tibet Fund. The goal of the orientation was to provide the newly-arrived students with information on a variety of topics, including: academic life, acclimating to American culture, and the rights and responsibilities of a TSP participant.
During the orientation, Kasur Lobsang Nyandak, Executive Di-rector of The Tibet Fund, welcomed the participants to the United States and wished them success in their studies. Since 1987, The Tibet Fund has brought 406 Tibetan students from India, Nepal, and Bhutan to the United States for professional development and enrollment in advanced degrees programs in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Af-fairs.