To apply, you must be a currently-enrolled, degree-seeking UWEC undergraduate or graduate student. You must be in good academic standing, have a cumulative GPA of 2.3, and have at least sophomore standing. Students from all academic disciplines are welcome to apply.
The globalization of the U.S. economy has opened doors for both businesses and educational institutions to develop creative strategies to position themselves in the international marketplace. As Asia's fourth largest economy with an annual growth rate of over 8%, India is also an increasingly important export target for the U.S. In addition, India produces under a million IT professionals and over a million engineers annually and is a prime location for Business Process Outsourcing. Another unique feature about India is that it is an English speaking country, English is the language of Business and the workplace. Economic growth in India today is being rewritten by India's highly entrepreneurial and rapidly globalizing private sector. Projections indicate that more than 400 million people (40% of India's population) will enter India's middle class over the next 15 to 20 years. With combined exporting and outsourcing prospects, India has become a potentially strong international partner for the U.S.
The program will cover topics related to the business, economy, politics, society, religion, and culture in India. India is a secular country in which multiple religions have thrived for many years. Having been ruled by the Turkish, Afghans, Moghuls, Portuguese, French and British, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism and Jainism have survived alongside the predominant religion of Hinduism. In fact, the city of Varanasi, on the banks of the river Ganges it the birthplace of three religions: Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Whatever your major, you will have something of interest that you can learn from this program.
Attendance at the fall study abroad orientation, plus 15 hours of meeting time in the Fall 2013 semester on the UW-Eau Claire campus (including an educational dinner, language class, screening of a Bollywood movie and lectures) is required for pre-departure curriculum provided by the lead UW-Eau Claire instructor for this study abroad program. Upon successful completion of the program, you will earn 3 credits of INTB 361 International Experience in India, GEIIIG Social Science-Interdisciplinary, and Foreign Culture.
Please note that graduate students will take INTB 561 International Experience in India and pay graduate tuition fees.
Three credits of Foreign Culture requirement can be waived upon successful program completion. Please email Degree Review at email@example.com after completion of the program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A. or B.M degree in the College of Arts & Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirement. See the university catalog for details.)
The program runs during Winterim 2014. The exact dates will be set after receiving student input. The program is expected to run early January to mid-January, 2014.
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