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Tibetan graduate student seeks housing near the University of Pennsylvania

For our local CTBC Sangha:

We have a request from a Tibetan graduate student who is seeking housing near the University of Pennsylvania for her final semester. Tsewang Chuskit is from Ladakh, India and is currently living with her host family in New York. Chuskit is looking for a rental room, house and/or sublet with a kitchen. She is available to house-sit and walk dogs. Ideally, a 10-15 minute walk to campus would be very appreciated.

Karen Macrae, former president of Siddhartha School partnership and a CTBC Sangha member, has a personal relationship with Chuskit. Please read more about Chuskit below. If you can help, please reply to and we will put you in touch.

Thank you!

From Karen Macrae:

As the former president of Siddhartha School Partnership and a friend of Tsewang Chuskit, I am seeking any connection to help her secure housing near the University of Pennsylvania for the fall semester. Chuskit is an amazing and very accomplished young woman from Ladakh, India. She will complete her Masters in International Education Development this year. After graduating from Siddhartha High School,* Chuskit graduated with honors from Rockland Country Day School (outside New York City) and from Smith College. She established a women’s health education initiative in Ladakh. Prior to 2020, Chuskit traveled to Ladakh every year to teach during the summer session. It would be hard to find anyone more hard-working and selfless.

I am very happy to vouch for Chuskit’s character and the ease and pleasure of living with her. She stayed many times with one of the founders of Siddhartha School. During her schooling, Chuskit lived in the home of my teacher’s sister. Due to her culture, she doesn’t drink alcohol or date and her English is fluent.

(*The Siddhartha High School was started by my teacher, Khensur Rinpoche Lobzang Tsetan, the former abbot of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in his home village of Stok (near Leh) almost 30 years ago.)

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