Your servants at IVS: In April, 2009, the Institute for Vaishnava Studies (IVS) will begin accepting applications for its 2009/2010 class. The new term begins in late August, 2009.
The IVS, a new Krishna Conscious educational program offered at ISKCON Gainesville, will be graduating its first class of ten students this May.
Applicants must be 18 to 29-years-old and may be at any level of Krishna conscious experience. The curriculum includes in-depth studies of Srimad Bhagavatam (Canto One), Bhagavad-gita As It Is, the Nectar of Devotion and the Nectar of Instruction. In addition, students may participate in ongoing vegetarian/vegan cooking and kirtan workshops. Marriage preparation skills and personal financial management classes will also be available.
IVS teachers include a variety of senior and experienced disciples and granddisciples of Srila Prabhupada.
IVS students may also take part in monthly camp outs, beach excursions, and spiritual retreats.
Students live, serve, and study in the IVS ashram or ashram apartments at ISKCON Gainesville (Gainesville, Florida- USA). They may participate in IVS activities full-time or part-time while attending classes at the University of Florida or nearby Santa Fe College or while taking classes online.
Tuition is USD $600/month, including room and board. Applicants are eligible for a work/study option that covers all tuition costs.
Says gradutating IVS student Andres Salim (UF Psychology, 2009), “I gained a great foundation for my spiritual life. Enrolling in IVS was the best decision I ever made.”