Open to: All students with preference given to Child, Youth, and Family Studies majors.
Course: CYAF 495/895 Special Topics in Family and Cultural Diversity (3 cr.)
This faculty-led study tour focuses, primarily, on understanding cultural perspectives in India. Students will participate in multiple learning opportunities, including participation in seminars with Indian faculty at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), and service-learning projects with clients served by NGOs who work with different populations of need in Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bhopal. Students will also have the opportunity to engage in multiple sight-seeing and cultural-learning activities including: a tour of Dhobi Ghat, visits to famous landmarks, historical and religious sites, and voyages to beaches, bazaars, and neighborhoods. As part of the study abroad, we will visit seven different Indian cities including Mumbai, Aurangabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Ramnagar, Agra, and Delhi. Students will participate in multiple modes of in-country travel, including by: plane, train, bus, boat, and rickshaw.