Gho team Bhutan

Why we are here.

The University of Georgia School of Law’s Global Internship Program led us to this opportunity.

We are 3rd year students at the University of Georgia School of Law. This summer we’ll be living in Bhutan, a small country nestled in between China and India at the foothills of the Himalayas. The elevation of the country ranges from about 500 feet about sea level, to upwards of 20,000!

In a small town near the Indian border, the Royal University of Bhutan is starting the country’s very first law school. We will be doing legal research for this project.

Check back soon for more!


5 responses

  1. Looks like y’all are having a wonderful time so far! My husband, a recent UGA law grad, and I will be in Bhutan next year. What kind of gifts do you think your Bhutanese acquaintances would most enjoy from the US?? I plan to continue reading this blog while we wait for our departure date!

    June 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    • Gold toe brand dress socks! … surprising I know, but the men here love them, and the socks here are itchy and poorly made. I hope you have a wonderful time! Let me know if you have other questions!

      August 4, 2011 at 3:57 pm

  2. Philip Grant

    Could you describe the good, the bad and the ugly about living in Gedu. Are you living at the business college? How do you think teaching there for a year would go? What to expect?

    September 19, 2011 at 2:17 am

  3. I’m also interested to hear about the living conditions at Gedu. We have been informed they are of poor quality, but I’m headed there anyway. I’d like to know a bit more about what to expect. All the best!!

    March 12, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    • Hey! Thanks for finding the blog! I thought the living conditions were totally fine. Not fabulous by American standards, but I was comfortable. It was wet a lot, often drizzling but rarely pouring, And really foggy all the time. Perhaps that lead to one of what I found most frustrating: Whenever we did laundry, which was in either a bucket or the bathroom sink, we would hang the clothes up in the room. They would take about 3 days to dry because of the humidity. On Sunny days- even if it was only sunny for 1/2 the day- I would try to hang stuff up outside, as then they would dry much faster.

      As far as the house was concerned, we stayed in the guest house of the college. It was similar to a college dorm or hotel. Most of the buildings in Gedu were build by the people behind the Tala Hydro-power project, which is a water dam that generates electricity nearby. Thus, the buildings are sturdy, but seemingly hastily made cheaply. They are basically 100% cement, with very little character. As opposed to the traditional Bhutanese architecture that you see in other parts of the country. (There are some of those in Gedu, but most of the college buildings and most of the houses that faculty lived in were tala-built.) I’ve heard the houses get quite cold in the winter, but I wasn’t there then.

      You had to walk everywhere, so getting groceries was at least a 40 minute proposition.

      Brittany might have a different opinion about all this… I’ll try to get her to reply as well! I’ll write more later also. Do you have more specific questions?

      March 12, 2013 at 4:50 pm

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