The Woodstock Gap Semester in the Himalaya
The Hanifl Centre
Woodstock School


Woodstock School's Gap Semester in the Himalaya

Studying Indian culture, learning to communicate in Hindi, trekking up snow peaks in Garhwal, exploring the picturesque settlements of Kaza, stumbling across millennia-old monasteries, spotting tigers in Corbett National Park, white-water rafting on the Ganges - there is something for every true adventurer in the Woodstock Gap Semester in the Himalaya.

Ask yourself, would you rather be:

Taking Freshman English or having a Hindi conversation with a shepherd in the Himalaya?

Riding the bus to University or going on a jeep safari looking for tigers?

Eating cafeteria food or sharing a meal with Buddhist monks in a 1000 year old monastery?

Walking the stairs to class or climbing a Himalayan peak?

If you are looking for a meaningful way to take a break before college, then the Woodstock Gap Semester in the Himalaya may be for you...

Highlights of the semester are:

  • Learning Hindi and experiencing the culture of the Western Himalaya
  • Service-learning projects and homestays in Himalayan villages
  • Advanced first aid, basic mountaineering and introductory rafting
  • Wildlife safari and an introduction to human-animal conflict

Dates & Cost

August 19 to November 16, 2012

US $11,500 (starts and ends in New Delhi)

For more information email

Woodstock School's Gap Semester in the Himalaya, Woodstock School, Mussoorie, India       Contact us at or +91 (135) 661-5173