India has its own long and rich history of women's movements and feminist activism. By learning first-hand about gender issues facing their counterparts in both rural and urban India, UWEC students will increase their awareness of best feminist practices in specific cultural situations.
Partnering with Women’s Studies students and faculty at India’s premier women’s college, Miranda House College (University of Delhi), students in this 3-week January immersion program will learn about gender issues in the context of Indian higher education and local non-profit social justice organizations. Students will prepare for the immersion in the Fall semester by taking ENGL/WMNS 396: Women Writers of South Asia.
The three weeks’ immersion in India will be led by UWEC Professors Asha Sen and Theresa Kemp in collaboration with Professor Bijayalaxmi Nanda of Miranda House College. The program provides a unique learning environment that opens up possibilities for a range of collaborative exchanges between UWEC and Miranda House.
Located in northern India and continuously inhabited since the 6th century, Delhi is a city where past, present, and future meet. New Delhi is the capital of the world’s largest democracy, bringing together 15 million people from a rich array of ethnic, religious, economic, and cultural backgrounds. Class meetings while in India will be held at Miranda House College on the campus of the prestigious Delhi University, while the group activism projects will take place in and around the Delhi metro area.
HOUSING & MEALS
Participants will stay in double-occupancy rooms at Delhi University’s International Guesthouse, which is a short walk from Miranda House College. Each room has an en-suite bathroom. The Guesthouse also has a dining hall serving three meals a day, a common lounge with internet access, and a garden courtyard.
Learn more about the academics of this program here: Academics - India and Global Feminisms
You can find more information on program cost here: India & Global Feminisms Winter15.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. Any student who has participated in a previous FLIIE experience is not eligible to receive funding through BCDT for a second FLIIE experience.
Students in this program will have unique opportunities for a range of collaborative exchanges among various groups by working intimately with Indian university students and teachers, NGO leaders, and members of the local communities. Students will study alongside Miranda House College students as they learn about gender in relation to Indian law and public policy, and teams of students from both institutions will work together with local NGOs on projects in nearby communities. Field trips to explore the rich history and culture of the Delhi metro area and nearby Agra will take place on the 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.