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Experience and Explore India!

Deadline to apply:  December 8, 2017,  Click here to apply.

For scholarship information click here.

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Experience and Explore India!

Deadline to apply:  December 8, 2017,  Click here to apply.

For scholarship information click here.

EXPERIENCE AND EXPLORE INDIA!

Join us for an unforgettable journey in India! We will explore the wonders of the Taj Mahal and trek in the Himalayan foothills of Makalidurga. We'll visit holy sites of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam and try amazing unique foods. In New Delhi, we will complete a service learning project with a wild life rescue sanctuary. If you're interested in adventure, culture, history and service, Join us on this incredible study abroad program to india.

 

PROGRAM DATES:

May 8 - 10, 2018 (SAC campus)

 May 14 - June 4, 2018 (In country)

PROGRAM SITE:

India


COURSES: 

Art Appreciation (ARTS 1301) and World Cultures (HUMA 2323)


ACADEMIC INFORMATION:

Students are required to take two courses and will receive six credit hours upon successful completion of the program.


PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS:

2.0 GPA and 12 cumulative academic credits. Alamo Colleges expects study abroad participants to perform academically at standards commensurate with on-campus performance. This includes attending class, taking exams, reading required materials, completing homework, etc. If students' GPA drops below a 2.0 before they study abroad, they will not be allowed to participate in the program.


FACULTY LEADERS:

Professor Mark Hogensen  is a professor of art at palo alto college. Professor Hogensen has led student programs to Spain on three occasions and has traveled extensively in  Europe. Mr Hogensen led the Italy program in the summers of 2015, 2016 and, 2017. He will be the primary lead faculty for Art Appreciation (ART 1301). He has participated Fulbright seminars in Egypt, Bulgaria, and turkey. His artwork is widely exhibited and collected. He is a graduate of Oregon State University of Texas at San Antonio. MFA, Painting and Drawing. Contact: mhogensen@alamo.edu

Professor  Neil Lewis  is a humanities Professor at Northwest Vista College. He has taught Humanities and History classes at Northwest Vista for over 10 years. He has also taught English in China ( summer 2004) and Ethiopia ( summer 2012). He has extensive experience traveling abroad. Professor Lewis led the Alamo Colleges Study Abroad program summer 2014. Contact: nlewis7@alamo.edu


PROGRAM FEE:

*$5,700 Includes airfare, lodging, in-country transportation, some meals, entrance fees. This does NOT  include  tuition, passport fees, visa fees, books, materials and  spending money. Financial aid is available. Summer Momentum Scholarship may apply towards tuition fees. 

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

December 8, 2017 (non-refundable) ...................... $200 due with application  

Once students are accepted into the program, they will follow the scheduled payments:

December 15, 2017…(initial deposit)………………$500 

January 19, 2018 .................................... $1,667

February 9, 2018 .................................. $1,667

March 2, 2018 ...................................... $1,666

Failure to pay by the scheduled deadlines will result in cancelation of participation in the selected Study Abroad program.

 

TENTATIVE ITINERARY:

May 8, 2018                Pre-departure class meetings, TBA

May 9, 2018                 Pre-Departure class meetings,
May 10, 2018               TBA Pre-departure class 
May 14, 2018               meetings, TBA Departure to Delhi, 
May 15, 2018                India
May 16, 2018               Arrive Delhi - then travel to Chandigarh 
                                     Chandigarh :flight to Dharmpur Resort
May 17, 2018                and cultural program with local college students Sloan:
                                      Hindi Language Class, Lecture on India culture and
May 18, 2018               working lunch, tour of sloan 
                                     Sloan: Hindi language class, lecture on Indian culture lecture 
                                     & Buddhism,
May 19, 2018               and working lunch, tour to Dolanji Monastery 
                                     Solan: Hindi language class, lecture on Indian Culture
May 20, 2018               and working lunch, visit Dr. Y .ashwant Singh Parmar
May 21, 2018               University
May 22, 2018               Sloan: Visit to Heritage Park in Chail
May 23, 2018               Sloan: Trip to Karol Valley, Trekking at Barog
May 24, 2018               Sloan: Prayer at the church/ Trip to Jatoli / Rest Sloan 
                                     Visit to Subzi Mandi / Lunch at Barog
May 25, 2018               Sloan: Visit to Village and School, Cheva Village,
May 26, 2018               Trekking
May 27, 2018               Travel to Shimla

  

May 28, 2018               Travel to Noradhar/Chuddhar
May 29, 2018               Rest and Review of Trip in the College
May 30, 2018               Visit to Chandigarh 
May 31, 2018               Travel to Agra, Agra Fort
June 1, 2018                Agra: Taj Mahal, Baby Taj
June 2, 2018                Agra: All Day Service Project, Wildlife Center 
June 3, 2018                Trip to Delhi, Red Temple, Red fort
June 4, 2018                Delhi: Tour Old and New Delhi 
                                     Depart Delhi for return to 
                                     USA Arrive San Antonio, TX

 

PASSPORT:

A  valid  passport  is  required  to  travel.  You can visit http://www.travel.state.gov/passport/   for additional information.

 

Alamo Colleges District Study Abroad Scholarship Information:

http://alamo.edu/international/study-abroad

Students receiving a Pell grant are eligible for the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship. If awarded, students may receive up to $5,000./
 

 



CONTACT INFORMATION

Maria Rivera-Midence

(210) 485-0084 
 

*Alamo Colleges has taken considerable care in preparing information and materials for specific Study Abroad programs, but this information is subject to change. Although accurate at the time of publication, external events could result in changes in dates, itinerary, costs and other aspects of a program. Revised information will be provided as soon as it is made available, and participants should check with the faculty leader or the District Office of International Programs for the most recent information. Alamo Colleges will not be held responsible for unintentional misinformation.

Contact Information

Maria Rivera
Alamo Colleges District Office
201 W. Sheridan
Building C, Room 7
dst-studyabroad@alamo.edu
210-485-0084

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