UVA in India

University of Virginia Program—Spring Semester in India

Instead of spending your semester in the US, spend it in India.
Timing:    Spring semester, starting in Jan 2016, from Jan-May:  In Delhi.
 
Conducted in:  Jamia Millia Islamia (Jamia is a Central University) with UVA faculty and Jamia faculty.
 
Features:  Flexibility. Take five courses, four of them will be taken under an UVa course number (no language requirement, language learning is entirely optional).
One or two can be taken from the extensive roster of offerings from Jamia, which has courses that range from the humanities and social sciences to many other fields. http://jmi.ac.in/
 
·       Courses for UVa course credit: Cornerstone of the program is an internship/research/independent study course for full course credit.
·       One course taught by an UVa faculty member will be a methods course tailored to the internship/research course.
·       One course taught by UVa faculty will be a course on Bollywood that will introduce students to Indian society, economy, politics.
·       One can be a beginning Hindi (for everyday use) or advanced Hindi this can beexchanged for another course from the roster of courses with Jamia faculty if you do not want to take Hindi.
·       Courses with Jamia faculty (all courses in English). One course from 100s of course offerings, and one other if students do not wish to take Hindi.
·       Internship/research possibilities AIIS will help with arrangements: AIIS has an extensive list of NGOs,organizations, independent scholars, companies, contacts and will help students find what is most suitable to them. media and film organizations, with historical associations, with NGOS of various kinds, with art/music/dance organizations, with businesses, with architecture and art NGOs as well as those that do health, history, public affairs, politics. We have had student interest and are working on internships and independent study projects with them that include peace initiatives, non-violent movements, archeology, field work in Anthropology, STS, media and film, film production, politics and elections, music, literary ventures, primary historical research, religious practices, new financial forms, marginalized communities, health initiatives and local legal practices, environmental issues, lab work.
 
Living arrangements:  Students will live in suites, share common spaces. A resident advisor will stay with them. And students will share a cook and staff.

Delhi is an amazing historical and contemporary city as well as the capital of the country, so students will have many opportunities for research, as well as for site visits.

Co-Directors:  Students can email Geeta Patel at patel.weston@gmail.com Or John Echeverri-Gent at johneg@virginia.edu for more information.

Applications are now open! More information at www.virginia.edu/studyabroad 

 http://www.virginia.edu/studyabroad

For help with applying email: Ryan Hathaway at study abroad: rch3p@virginia.edu 

UVa students can use financial aid and the costs include at least one trip.