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  • Locations: Pune, India
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Associated Colleges of the Midwest 
  • Restrictions: St. Olaf College applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Field of Study: Culture, Globalization, Independent Study, Marathi Language Language of Instruction: English
Course Number: 211 Program Host: ACM
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior Minimum GPA: 2.0
Department: OFFC Advisor or Instructor: DeAne Lagerquist
Housing: Host Family
Program Description:
ACM India: Culture, Traditions, & Globalization
Immerse yourself in India, a nation that embraces both the dynamic forces of globalization and the deep-rooted traditions of an ancient culture. On the interdisciplinary ACM India: Culture, Traditions, & Globalization program, you can engage with the people, culture, and social and economic issues of the world’s largest democracy.

India-AjantaElloraExperience the rhythm of daily life in Pune, a city in the state of Maharashtra that reflects nearly all of the nation’s religious, social, and ethnic diversity.

By studying Marathi language and living in a homestay with an Indian family, you’ll deepen your understanding of Indian society and open doors for meeting people and conducting research for your independent study project.

Field trips will take you to places such as the ancient rock-hewn temples and caves in Ellora and Ajanta, both World Heritage Sites, and a one-week break allows time for your own travel. The program’s courses are augmented by weekly activities outside of the classroom, and are also opportunities to volunteer with local organizations.

  • Marathi Language: Study is intensive at the beginning of the program.
  • Contemporary India: An overview of Indian culture, society, history, politics, and events.
  • Elective Course: Choose among courses with a special emphasis on the state of Maharashtra. Recent electives have included public health, gender and culture, film, literature, political science, environmental studies, and sociology.
  • Independent Study Project: Plan and complete a project in your chosen field in the natural sciences, social sciences, or humanities under the guidance of a highly qualified Indian advisor.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Academic Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018-2019 03/01/2018
03/22/2018 08/15/2018 12/15/2018

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This program is currently not accepting applications.