South Asia Institute
South Asia Institute

Teacher Travel

india tripFor the past few years, South Asia Institute has organized short term trips to India for K-12 educators and will expand further to cover Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Pakistan in the near future. These trips are organized annually either by the Institute or other programs in which a scholarly member of the University travels with the group along with a well accredited local guide.

For more information regarding the trips, please contact Rachel Meyer, Assistant Director (

Upcoming Trips

Summer in Sri Lanka 2015

Please join us in exploring this diverse island country in the Indian Ocean. Sri Lanka is home to many religions, ethnicities and languages, including a rich Buddhist heritage and documented history that spans over 3,000 years. The South Asia Institute along with Global Exploration for Educators (GEEO) are collaborating on this 14-day program esepcially designed for K-12 educators. You'll explore tea plantations are rock fortresses, try stilt fishing in Galle and get inspired at an elephant sanctuary. This trip is about more than just beaches and stunning views; it's about the inspiring people, local culture, and traditions you'll encounter along the way.

In addition to the local guides arranged by GEEO, you will be accompanied by an academic representative fromt he University of Texas, who will help you process the experience for your classroom. Participants will receive supplementary teaching materials and guidance on integrating trip experiences into classroom activities and lesson plans!

Tour cost is $1709 with a 5% discount if deposit of $250 is received by Oct. 13th (Note: Tour cost does not include airfare). Trip details, itinerary, other costs, and registration can be found at:

Book now to reserve your spot as space is limited to 16 participants! 

For more information, please contact - Rachel Meyer; ph - (512)-475-6038; email: