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India, Global Feminisms Winterim Faculty-Led Immersion
New Delhi, India (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winterim
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Fact Sheet:
2.30 Language of Instruction: English
Year in School: May apply as freshman; must have at least soph. standing by program begin Academic Pre-requisites: WMNS 301 Fall Course (3 credits)
Coordinator: Shanti Freitas Experiential Education: Volunteer/Service Learning
Program Description:
India and Global Feminism

India and Global Feminism

This program is a Faculty-Led Immersion, coordinated by Shanti Freitas, Intercultural Immersion Coordinator in Academic Affairs. Please direct all questions to or 715-836-6037, and submit all application materials to Schofield 208. It is listed on the Center for International Education website to assist students in exploring all international opportunities.

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 Dr. Diane Detournay in the UWEC Women's Studies department. 
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. 
The three weeks’ immersion in India will be in collaboration with the Political Science Department 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. 

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
  • View online info session “First Steps to Study Abroad”.




Learn more about the academics of this program here: Academics - India and Global Feminisms

You can find more information on program cost here for Winterim 2017: India Global Feminisms Winter17.pdf

*This faculty-led program may receive 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.

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.

Want to see pictures? Click here! Or, read a Q&A article from Sara Hansen, a student in 2015.

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. 

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winterim 2017 04/01/2016 04/04/2016 TBA TBA
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