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. The 2017 program will be led by UW-Eau Claire faculty Dr. Ari Anand in Geography & Anthropology.
This program partners with Women’s Studies students and faculty at India’s premier women’s college, Miranda House College (University of Delhi). UWEC 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.
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 Guest House, 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.
- Schedule a general advising appointment with Faculty-Led Immersion staff by calling 715-836-6037 or emailing Shanti Freitas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 experience was life changing. It changed not just how I view the world, but also my internal views on me. I grew and pushed myself more in the three weeks in India than I had in my previous college experiences." Natasha Schlieve, Winterim 2015
"Going abroad was disillusioning in the best possible way. It took me out of what was known and comfortable to me and placed me somewhere physically and emotionally I had never been before. When encountering a situation like this where one does not really know what to expect, I learned the invaluable lesson of flexibility. Being flexible in India will be an invaluable asset because things will definitely go wrong at some point or another. I think this is one of the most important things that I learned while abroad because remaining open to new experiences is how one grows, learns, and become more aware of the world!" -Sara Hansen, Winterim 2015
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HOW TO APPLY
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