Tibet Small Business Training Project – USA exchange/study tour April 28th – May 26th 2017November 29, 2017.
The TSBTO exchange program commenced in New York City on April 28th with twelve Tibetan participants arriving from Chengdu.
Activities included sightseeing, business training classes, educational presentations and field based experiential learning where participants experienced ecotourism related small business case studies by participating in activities and visiting local tourism operations. The group also spent five nights in home stays with local American family hosts.
The group bonded very quickly and turned out to be a very cohesive group. They approached all activities with enthusiasm and curiosity and it was very rewarding being their mentor and teacher throughout the program. Once again, hosting the program in the spring enabled a wide range of regions of Yellowstone National Park to be used for the program.
The following training sessions and classes were facilitated during the time in Montana:
1. Workplace First Aid Training (2 days)
2. Interpretive Guide workshop (4 days)
3. Small Business Training workshop (13 days)
- 7 main site visits and/or business case study presentations
- 14 half day classroom based presentations/sessions
Favorite experience: Canyons of Guge Kingdom
After driving across the vast Tibetan plateau, I think one of the more amazing experiences in Tibet is to climb to the top of the high pass past Kailash and drop into the deep canyons of the Guge Kingdom, completely unexpected, very dramatic, eroded and ochre-colored cliffs spreading as far as the eye can see. And then dropping down to 3500 meters, in Tibet!more
Thanks Kim Bannister!