Road to College Project – Series I


Launched in August 2015, 

Back to College is one of the projects of Bhutan Media Society (BMS), designed and aimed to encourage resettled former Bhutanese refugees in the Diaspora to achieve higher/college education. BMS shall undertake research, document success stories, conduct interviews and publish articles relating to the subject.

Generally observed phenomena, the rates of Bhutanese students enrolling into college education in the U.S., after completing high school is still low. The lower college enrollment is attributed to low level of motivation and lack of enthusiasm to pursue goals in life, the professional goals that demand higher academic performance, among others. This is the area BMS shall venture to investigate and act as medium to project role models and success stories of the community.

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In this series, a former Bhutanese refugee currently living in Texas, Mr. Tika Acharya, 19, who is a recipient of The Gates Millennium Scholarship chronicles how he received it, the application process and what it means for him to receive such a prestigious scholarship award. He also highlights the significance of pursuing higher/college education. This interview is a part of the project run by Bhutan Media Society (BMS), and all articles/interviews relating the project shall be published in Bhutan News Service website (BNS-

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