Bhutan Study Tour

26 October - 3 November 2024

Panakha Dzong

In partnership with the Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law, CAPI is delighted to be offering a unique opportunity this fall: An educational study tour in Bhutan. 

A Buddhist kingdom guided by principles of interdependence and compassion, Bhutan is renowned for its revolutionary Gross National Happiness philosophy, with environmental conservation as one of its core pillars. Bhutan offers a unique backdrop to explore sustainability amid emerging climate challenges, including urban and economic growth. Bhutan's extraordinary natural beauty, ancient traditions, and forward-thinking policies make it an ideal destination for this once-in-a-lifetime educational opportunity. 


Bhutan Study Tour Itinerary and Information

26 October - 3 November 2024
$4950 + GST per person (shared room)
or $5550 + GST for a solo traveller
What’s included
  • all in-country transportation, including transportation from the airport
  • visitor visas for Bhutan
  • 8 nights accommodation (Thimphu and Paro)
  • all meals
  • entrance to cultural and historical sites
  • lectures by experts
  • local guides and translators
What is NOT included
Flights, layovers, insurance
Bhutan Study Tour Staff
Helen Lansdowne Tashi Tshomo kinley dorji

Helen Lansdowne

Tour Director

Helen is currently the Assistant Dean at the Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Law at the JSW Law school. Helen is on secondment from the University of Victoria where she is Associate Director of the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI). Helen's graduate work focused on rural-state relations in China but her work at the Centre has included topics focusing on many regions of Asia, including governance project work in Cambodia and Vietnam. Her research interests include newly developing countries and the repercussions of development, particularly with respect to environmental impacts.  Helen also has an interest in migration and displacement, and gender relations in Asia has been a cross-cutting theme to her work.  She has taught for more than twenty years at Camosun College, with a focus on the political economy of Southeast Asia and East Asia, and gender and global development.

Helen's work at JSW School of Law focuses on creating programming at the new Centre on Climate Change and Environmental Law.  This work includes designing and launching the new LLM/MLS in Climate Change and Environmental Law, which is due to begin August 2025.  Helen is also creating a research initiative on the disconnect between Bhutan’s environmental laws and their implementation.

Tashi Tshomo

Tour Assistant and Guide

Tashi is a recent graduate of the LLB program at JSW Law.  She recently completed an externship at the Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Law at JSW Law (Feb-June 2024) and is continuing to work at the Centre as an administrative assistant now that she has completed her studies.  

Kinley Dorji

Administrative Officer and Guide

Kinley Dorji was appointed as Faculty Administrative Officer of JSW School of Law w.e.f. 1st January 2023.

Kinley completed his high school education at Taktse Central School and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Language and Literature from the College of Language and Culture Studies, Taktse, Trongsa in 2020. Prior to JSW Law, he was working as a consultant under ENVIRON LEGAL CONSULTANCY FIRM in Thimphu for 2.5 years. 


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Panakha Dzong