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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  meetings,

 
May 14, 2018              Departure to Delhi,  India

             

May 15, 2018              Arrive Delhi - then travel to Chandigarh  

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

 May 27, 2018              Travel to Noradhar/Chuddhar 

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

 

PASSPORT:

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

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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