India's role in the world and our lives means that learning about India first hand will provide a body of knowledge that will enhance the UW-Eau Claire degree. You will spend three weeks in India exploring the cities of New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, while learning how more than 20 states in the country (formerly separate kingdoms) survive in harmony, with their varying lifestyles, food, languages, and caste system. The common language for communication is English.
The program will cover topics related to the business, economy, politics, society, religion, history and culture in India. Whatever your major, you will have something of interest that you can learn from this program.
Three weeks of lectures, business site and cultural visits will take place in New Delhi, the capital of India, and surrounding areas. Curriculum will be provided by Professors at Delhi University and Shri Ram College of Commerce during winterim. SRCC is a renowned business school in India and retains its prestigious position as the foremost of institutions dedicated to Commerce and Economics education in the country.
HOUSING & MEALS
While attending classes at SRCC, you will live in double rooms in the nearby International Guest House. While traveling to Agra and Jaipur (two nights), you will be staying in double rooms in hotels. Meals will be provided while at SRCC but meals will be on your own when traveling to cultural sites in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
This is a faculty-led, three-week program led by Dr. Ganga Vadhavkar (Communication & Journalism). You will study with other UW-Eau Claire students during your stay in India and will be paired with a student buddy at SRCC.
- Schedule a general advising appointment with Faculty-Led Immersion staff by calling 715-836-6037 or emailing Shanti Freitas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the Winterim 2014 program blog here to read about their amazing experiences! See pictures of the Winterim 2015 program here! And read an article about the program in 2015.
To learn more about the academics of this program click Academics - India Winterim
Below you will find more information on program cost: India Globalization Winter17.pdf
*This faculty-led program receives funding from the Blugold Commitment Faculty-Led International Immersion Experiences (FLIIE) program. The goals of the Blugold Commitment are to extend access and affordability to these exceptional high-impact practices for all UW-Eau Claire undergraduates, to ensure that more of these opportunities are available for these students, and to increase the numbers of students who participate. Therefore, while UW-Eau Claire undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in multiple high-impact immersion programs, each student is eligible to receive BCDT funding for only one FLIIE experience.
"This trip challenged me to reevaluate myself and my privileges. It opened my eyes to see the reality of a developing country and to always remember to be culturally relative. This country and this culture isn't different; it's just new to what I am usually familiar with." -Kaolee Yang, Winterim 2016
"One of the speakers at the beginning of the trip said 'Your mind is like a parachute- it only works if it is open.' It may sound cliché but that really got me thinking and I took that to heart. With an opened mind I learned so much about the people, culture, and religion, as well as about myself." -Erin Bergo-McDonald, Winterim 2016
In order to understand the rich history and geography of India, cultural visits within New Delhi and to the neighboring cities of Agra and Jaipur will take place on weekends.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, read the application instructions on the How to Apply Page. Then return to this program brochure page, and click the 'apply now' button at the top of the page.