Programs by Country: India


HYDERABAD: CIEE

Traditional | Hyderabad, India

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

The program is designed for students with a desire to understand the complexities and paradoxes of the world's largest democracy. Students have the opportunity to explore India's cultural and religious diversity while experiencing the impact of modernity upon tradition. This program is also ideal for a student who would like to do a service project, participate in volunteer work or undertake an internship.


INDIA: Climate Change Science and Policy

Dialogue of Civilizations | , India

Faculty leader: Auroop Ganguly (a.ganguly@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Term: Summer I

Website: You can find out more about this dialogue here

Courses:

  • CIVE4777 Climate Hazards and Resilient Cities
  • CIVE4778 Climate Adaptation and Policy

Description:

Climate change has been described as a “clear and present danger” to humankind by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and as “the only thing that … has the power to fundamentally end the march of civilization as we know it” by former United States President Bill Clinton. The two courses will explore the science, impacts, and policy issues pertinent to climate change.

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INDIA: Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development – Pending Approval

Dialogue of Civilizations | Hyderabad, India

Faculty Leader: C. Sara Minard (c.minard@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

NOTE: This program is still waiting approval.  By showing up on the website, it does not guarantee that the program will be approved.  If you would like to receive a notification if and when it is approved, please complete the inquiry form.

Information Sessions:

  • October 30, 2014, 6-6:30 pm. 108 West Village G
  • November 5, 2014, 2-2:30 pm, 440 Curry Student Center

Courses:

  • ENTRXXXX Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Design
  • ENTRXXXX Development Practice and Global Citizenship

Description:

The overriding premise of this four-week Dialogue on Civilizations course in India is that the inception and implementation of a social innovation begins by understanding a social problem within a particular context, and developing a systems-based approach to imagining solutions to reduce or solve the social problem. Through a learning-by-doing approach, students delve into critical social problems in the country—gender inequality, financial exclusion, climate vulnerability, environmental degradation, water access, disease, illiteracy, human trafficking, food insecurity, etc.—and working alongside local counterparts in government, private sector and the social sector, they design, develop and test innovative solutions to improve existing systems and help local partners achieve sustainable development. This course has three parts: 1 - a personal journey of establishing communication between heart, mind and experience, between imagination and facts, 2 – a social entrepreneurial journey of researching and designing sustainable economic solutions to social problems, 3 – a global citizen journey of examining what are common human experiences in a globalized world in order to understand how, as global citizens, we can use this awareness to inform decisions in our everyday lives, overcome separation and build communities based on an appreciation of difference.

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MANIPAL: Alliance for Global Education

Traditional | Manipal, India

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Public Health and Indian Studies at Manipal University

The Public Health and Indian Studies program at Manipal University offers two tracks that introduce U.S. undergraduates to the most pressing public health issues facing Indian today and a multi-disciplinary array of courses focused on Indian society, philosophy, media, foreign policy, politics, and communications. Located in the heart of the coastal belt of Karnataka, just north of Kerala, and based at one of India’s premier private universities, this dynamic program offers U.S. students an integrated Indian campus experience and the unique opportunity to live and take courses alongside Indian students.

Through coursework, public health students visit local health clinics and academic centers dedicated to the study of traditional Indian medicine, while students focused on Indian Studies explore India’s traditional culture and rise on the world stage. All Alliance students are given a comprehensive overview of Indian society and politics through the Contemporary Indian Society core course. Field activities integrated with the core course offer students exposure to the regional complexity of Karnataka, its thriving local religions and economies, and burgeoning IT and business sectors in Bangalore and Mysore.


MUMBAI: IIT, Bombay

Traditional | Mumbai, India

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Students interested in IITB, must be nominated by OISP and will register and be accepted into a parent Department at IITB, which would depend upon his / her Department at the home university. All programs in Engineering, Science faculties, School of Management & Design School are open to NU students. They are allowed to take courses from Departments other than the parent Department also.


PUNE: Alliance for Global Education

Traditional | pune, India

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Development, Environment and Public Health in Contemporary India

The Contemporary India program in Pune introduces U.S. undergraduates to some of the most dynamic, exciting areas of Indian society, politics, economics, and culture today. Environmental issues, development, social justice, economics and public health, in particular, are key areas in which India both faces unprecedented challenges and is on the global cutting edge of finding solutions.


VARANASI: Alliance for Global Education

Traditional | Varanasi, India

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

The Varanasi program allows students to examine the intersections between religious life, urban studies, and the environment in contemporary India. Though it is a challenging destination for U.S. undergraduates, Varanasi is a city that has stimulated scholarship on South Asia for hundreds of years. It offers boundless, rich opportunities for research, academic study, intercultural experience, and personal reflection. The program provides a structured, balanced blend of classroom and field-based learning, including a required language course and an individualized ‘culture in practice’ component.