Photo Gallery

Check out more photos of our 2011 group!

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Bowdoin students Erica & Emma enjoy a cup of tea and chocolate cake at a tea plantation in Newara Eliya.

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A pond shaped like Sri Lanka at the botanical gardens in Newara Eliya. 

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Ashley and Bridget Halpe invited the students to a poetry reading with Sri Lankan poets. Professor Halpe with the group at his house.

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Students chat with young monks.  

More Northern Tour

On the way to Ibbankatuwa, an Early Iron Age burial site, Professor Sudharshan Seneviratne stops to give the students a lecture about the earliest village settlements in Sri Lanka.

On the way to Ibbankatuwa, an Early Iron Age burial site, Professor Sudharshan Seneviratne stops to give the students a lecture about the earliest village settlements in Sri Lanka.

Seated under a drip ledge cave, students discuss early forest monasteries with Rev. Dhammananda.

Seated under a drip ledge cave, students discuss early forest monasteries with Rev. Dhammananda.

 Kelsi, Alex, Mimi, Emma, Meg, and Chelesea pose for a photo under an inscription above a drip ledge cave.

 Kelsi, Alex, Mimi, Emma, Meg, and Chelesea pose for a photo under an inscription above a drip ledge cave.

Chelesea offers a flower at the shrine of the Sri Maha Bodhi temple.

Chelesea offers a flower at the shrine of the Sri Maha Bodhi temple.

The students approach the breathtaking Ruwanwelisaya stupa at dusk.

The students approach the breathtaking Ruwanwelisaya stupa at dusk.

Emma, Mimi, and Lily pose on the top of Isurumuniya against a view of the Anuradhapura countryside.

Emma, Mimi, and Lily pose on the top of Isurumuniya against a view of the Anuradhapura countryside.

Mimi, Kelsi, Emma and Emily take a break in the Royal Pleasure Gardens.

Mimi, Kelsi, Emma and Emily take a break in the Royal Pleasure Gardens.

Lily finds a moment to sit quietly in another forest monastery visited by the group.

Lily finds a moment to sit quietly in another forest monastery visited by the group.

Malik explores the rock outcroppings around an early forest monastery.

Malik explores the rock outcroppings around an early forest monastery.

The students gaze up at Jetavana stupa, one of the tallest structures in the ancient world.

The students gaze up at Jetavana stupa, one of the tallest structures in the ancient world.

The group begins its climb of the Mihintale rock. According to legend, Mihintale is the place where Buddhism was first brought to Sri Lanka.

The group begins its climb of the Mihintale rock. According to legend, Mihintale is the place where Buddhism was first brought to Sri Lanka.

Meg takes a detour to check out the view.

Meg takes a detour to check out the view.

The group poses for a photo after enjoying some delicious curries outside the Tissa Wewa resthouse.

The group poses for a photo after enjoying some delicious curries outside the Tissa Wewa resthouse.