Ship presents international travel series

KurtAndNimaShippensburg University’s Dr. Kurt Kraus, professor of counseling, will present “Scaling the Heights of Happiness in the Kingdom of Bhutan,” as part of Ship’s international travel series on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m. This free and public event will be held in Grove Forum. 

Kraus traveled to Bhutana as a Fulbright Scholar. He has visited the tiny Buddhist Kingdom three times since 2008, including during his Fulbright experience in spring 2015. High in the Himalayan Mountains, Bhutan has been called the happiest country on earth, but living there presents challenges to Westerners. 

Kraus will share stories from time in Bhutan and will attempt to answer several questions including why Westerners should care about Bhutan’s “Gross National Happiness.” 

The event is sponsored by the Counseling Department, Campus Fulbright Committee, and the International Studies Program. For more information, email Dr. Jonathan Skaff at