UNL Faculty Led Trip to India (Summer 2016)

UNL Faculty Led Trip to India (Summer 2016)
UNL Faculty Led Trip to India (Summer 2016)

This faculty-led study abroad program thorough southern and northern India will last 21 days during UNL's summer session and will be centered in Mysore and New Delhi. Through this program, students will get an opportunity to learn about the historical, political, economic and cultural changes that are transforming India into one of the major world economic and political forces. In particular, this class and program will look at how these changes were specifically impacted by globalization and development.

In addition to learning about various topics ranging from social development to what it means to be global citizens, students will also have an opportunity to interact and work with locals through participation in various programs. This course is committed to giving participants hands-on experiences through working with and learning from the local community.

Program Highlights
-Learn about concepts of globalization, development, and leadership in class and by visiting and volunteering at different local non-profit organizations
-Learn about early and contemporary India, micro-financing, education & health, global citizenship, and other topics
-Tour forts and palaces in both south and north India, including the Taj Mahal, Ranganathaswamy Temple, and world's largest monolithic stone statue in Shravanabelagola
-Experience India's Golden Triangle by visiting Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, and Ranthambore.

Faculty Leaders
The course will be led by Dr. Radha Balasubramanian and Dr. Emira Ibrahimpasic. Dr. Balasubramanian and Dr. Ibrahimpasic are educators passionate about international education. Both are avid travelers who have deep commitments to promoting global issues and hands-on learning while traveling. Dr. Balasubramanian is Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Director of the Global Studies program. Dr. Ibrahimpasic is a trained cultural anthropologist and the coordinator/advisor for Global Studies, and has taught in various other departments including Anthropology, Educational Psychology and Global Studies.

Dr. Ibrahimpasic, 314 Seaton Hall, eibrahimpasic3@unl.edu, (402) 472-2150

Dr. Balasubramanian, 1131 Oldfather Hall, rbalasubramanian1@unl.edu, 402-472-3827

More details at: http://tinyurl.com/pdvgtbc