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 (

Past Trips

Summer in Myanmar 2016

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  • Did you know that approximately 100 languages are spoken in Myanmar, aside from Burmese and its dialects?
  • Are you a George Orwell fan?  Have you read his essay, “Killing an Elephant”, based on his experience while posted in Burma as part of the Indian Imperial Police?
  • Would you like to explore the ancient city of Bagan, home to the largest and densest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world with many dating from the 11th and 12th centuries?

After decades of controversy, Myanmar (also known as Burma) is opening up to travelers, which means the adventurous can experience the wonders of a curious nation unbiased by hordes of tourists. And what wonders they are: Inle Lake’s unique ‘floating gardens’, the staggering imperial ruins of ancient Bagan, the incomparable palaces of Mandalay and enveloping forests throughout. Just trust us when we say you need to experience the wonder and beauty of Myanmar for yourself at least once in your life. Make that time now – right now.

GEEO and the South Asia Institute at the University of Texas at Austin are collaborating on this program. In addition to the local guides arranged by GEEO, you will be accompanied by an academic representative from the University of Texas, who will provide you with additional knowledge and help you process the experience for your classroom.

This program is open to all educators and their guests.

Former GEEO trip alumni will receive a discount.  To hold your spot, you only need to put down a $250 deposit at this time.  The remainder of the program fee is due 60 days prior to the trip.  You may break the remaining fees into multiple payments as well to suit your budget.

Book now to reserve your spot as space is limited to 15 participants! 

If you are interested in receiving information on how to apply for a curriculum development grant from UT’s South Asia Institute to help cover the cost of the trip, please contact Rachel Meyer at rachelmeyer@austin.utexas.