Formerly known as Ceylon, the island nation, Sri Lanka is nestled just off the southern coast of India. The island of diversity teems with a wide array of cultures, ethnicities, and ecosystems within a small landmass, making it a multifaceted and captivating destination. Sri Lanka’s economy is in the process of rebounding from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which had caused disruptions across multiple sectors. Despite grappling with fiscal deficits, external debts, and inflationary pressures, efforts to diversify the economy beyond traditional sectors continue with a focus on services, technology, and tourism. Due to the island’s natural beauty and cultural attractions, the tourism industry has been gradually recovering. Sri Lanka is also committed to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by focusing on poverty reduction, inclusive economic growth, environmental conservation, and access to education and healthcare.
The beauty of Sri Lanka is a harmonious blend of picture-perfect landscapes, timeless history, and diverse traditions. Its lush rainforests house a diverse array of wildlife, ranging from leopards to colorful birds. Its pristine beaches meet with the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean to create magic that soothes the soul. Its misty peaks in the central highlands are adorned with cascading waterfalls and terraced tea plantations. Sri Lanka also has a rich cultural heritage that is known for its ancient cities, temples, and archaeological sites. It boasts a remarkable collection of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the revered Temple of the Tooth, the historic city of Galle, and the sacred city of Anuradhapura. Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sigiriya, an ancient rock fortress perched on a slab of rock, is a captivating site to behold. These sites collectively offer a glimpse into the captivating past of Sri Lanka.
We Deliver Different Types of Programs in Sri Lanka
Faculty-led programs in Sri Lanka are a curated blend of intellectual and cultural experiences based on unique and relevant themes. We collaborate with the faculty to arrange engaging and pertinent company visits, lectures by subject matter experts, and cultural experiences. The program’s goal is to help students achieve faculty-envisioned learning objectives while creating meaningful experiences for themselves. The faculty-led programs can either be available as custom or featured programs, depending upon the requirement of the institution.
Fun in Sri Lanka
Whether you want to surf the waves of Arugam Bay, explore the enchanting wildlife of Yala National Park, or immerse yourself in the vibrant street markets and cultural festivals that light up the city, adventure awaits at every turn in Sri Lanka.
FAQs About Sri Lanka
Yes, Sri Lanka is considered a safe destination for travellers. However, it is always advisable to take precautions and stay informed about any specific safety guidelines or recommendations in the area where you will be travelling.
The program group will be accompanied by the Authentica team member(s), who will be available 24X7 during the program. They have also been certified by the Red Cross in first-aid emergency training. In case of an emergency, measures will be taken in real-time.
In Sri Lanka, greeting people with a friendly smile and a slight nod is considered polite. It is customary to eat local dishes with hand, especially right hand. Wearing modest clothes and removing shoes and hats when entering religious sites is appreciated.
Sri Lanka has decent internet connectivity across the country. However, the availability of phone and internet connectivity will depend on the city/village chosen for the immersion program. Students can also purchase local SIMs, at an additional cost, for data, calls, and texts.
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