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Experiencing India

"India is such an amazing place with amazing people," said Dr. Dawna Drum, assistant professor in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Department of Accounting and Finance. "I can't wait to go back."

Drum and Ann Rupnow, the business college's entrepreneurship and economic development coordinator, will take 15 college students on a study abroad trip to India, January 2-16, 2015. During the Winterim experience, students will attend lectures by professors from Shri Ram College of Commerce at Delhi University on topics related to business, economy, politics, society, religion, history and culture. They will also visit cottage industries, businesses, and cultural sites in New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur.

This is the second time Drum has led this trip.

"I think what impressed me most is not our differences, but our similarities," said Drum. "The real value of a study abroad trip may be the realization that the world should not be "us versus them" but rather "all of us together."

For more information about the Winterim study abroad trip, contact Dr. Nancy Hanson-Rasmussen, co-coordinator, UW-Eau Claire College of Business International Business Programs.

Students on the 2015 Winterim India trip

James F. Arnold, a senior accounting and finance double major from Hartland, WI

Alyssa Beulen, a senior accounting major from Oshkosh, WI

Andrew R. Casey, a senior accounting major from St. Paul, MN

Jessica Finman, a sophomore mass communication-public relations major from Waukesha, WI

Annie Guenthner, a senior Spanish professional business and Latin American studies double major from Eau Claire, WI

Kelly Huemmer, a senior accounting and marketing analytics double major from Madison, WI

Heidi Jergenson, a senior finance major from Houston, MN

Vanessa Kane, a senior accounting major from Cornell, WI

Alexandra Kind, a senior geography major from Neillsville, WI

Der Lee, a senior management major from Stevens Point, WI

Mark Priebe, a junior English literature and psychology double major from Wausau, WI

Brianna Suckow, a senior accounting major from Unity, WI

Rachel Taicher, a senior accounting major from Green Bay, WI

See Yang, a senior liberal studies major from Sun Prairie, WI

Tyler Young, a student from UW-Whitewater.