Tendar is not the first in his family to attend college. He is, however, one of few Tibetans born in Tibet and raised in India who has been able to study in the United States. He speaks five languages, has studied under the Dalai Lama in Tibet and is active in many civic organizations. Tendar holds a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Metropolitan State University (Minnesota), a postgraduate diploma in Journalism from the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (India) and a bachelor’s degree in English from Loyola College (Chennai, India).
Tendar is currently taking an array of math and science courses at Minneapolis College in preparation for graduate school at Marquette University where he has been accepted for their Direct Entry Level Master of Nursing Program. He tutors other students who access Minneapolis College’s Learning Center and writes for the College’s student paper, City College News.
“Two More Years”
Tendar is an experienced journalist having written thousands of articles for local, national and international publications. He recently completed a book entitled Two More Years, which highlights his inspiring life since leaving Tibet.