Service Learning in India: Interdisciplinary Community Solutions | Faculty-led program
The most recent Service Learning in India faculty-led program took place in May 2019.
This faculty-led program may be offered again in May 2023 or May 2024.
Service Learning in India: Interdisciplinary Community Solutions is a three credit faculty-led program offered in partnership with an organization that offers international trips that are impactful, life changing, and provide students with the opportunity to volunteer on on-going development projects. This program will emphasize sustainability and social justice from an interdisciplinary perspective. As part of this program, students will have the opportunity to take part in many amazing learning and cultural experiences:
- Exploring the City Palace in Udaipur,
- Visiting the Rankakpur Temple,
- Participating in a Poja Prayer ceremony,
Taking part in a volunteer project focused on helping remove barriers to education,
- Participating in an art/culture-based workshop (i.e. Henna, block printing, tie-dying, cooking class, etc.),
- Learning about Indian culture, the caste system, and sustainable community development models
- Participating in leadership skill building modules
- And more!
The course associated with this faculty-led program meets the criteria for GEP Goal 10 and as an elective for the sustainability minor. It has no prerequisites. However, it is helpful for students to be able to ambulate short distances and endure heat. Students will receive a letter grade for the course.
A valid passport is required for participation in this faculty-led program. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of travel. If you do not have a valid passport, you can apply for a passport
on campus at WSU through the Study Abroad office.
12-15 days in May
SUST 150: Special Topics in Sustainability (3 credits)Counts for GEP Goal 10
- Counts as elective for Sustainability minor
- The typical cost range for this program is between $5,500 - $6,500 depending on enrollment min/max.
- The program costs include: WSU tuition/fees, roundtrip airfare from MSP, in-country transportation, most group meals, lodging, admission fees for educational activities, international health insurance for the duration of the time in India, visa to enter India for the program, and the Study Abroad administrative fee.
- The $500 confirmation deposit required as part of the program application is applied toward the final program cost.
STUDY ABROAD CONTACT INFORMATION
- Dr. Jen Zemke (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Dr. Charissa Eaton (email@example.com)
Kathy Jicinsky, Assistant Director of Study Abroad for Faculty-led Programs