Palaces to Villages: A Visit to India is the theme of Fall 2018, GLS 402 Practicum in International Development. GLS 402 is a 3-credit course and offers students’ opportunities to learn about an issue of their interest in the host country, reflect and examine the factors contributing to the creation of the issue and its continuation, and recommend solutions to the issue of interest in a respectful and culturally-informed way. The course can provide an “academic jump start” to students interested in pursuing independent research and projects overseas or be an informative trip to understand some of the grand challenges of developing, but quickly growing economies such as India.
The course begins in Fall 2018 at SUNY Oswego followed by a 2-week visit to Jaipur, Agra, and Kolkata, India in Jan 2019. The program partners with St. Xavier’s College of Kolkata, which has an ongoing and structural outreach and service project in nearby villages. Students will be exposed to and immersed in cultural, historical, and social aspects of contemporary Indian society. Some of the sessions will include but are not limited to Yoga, Indian Art and Culture, History, Education Policies and Educators and Jesuit Values, along with life in Kolkata (the City of Joy) and villages.
Course Meeting Time
||Arrival in Jaipur, India
||Arrival in Kolkata
||Sessions at St. Xavier's, Kolkata
||Departure to the US
Housing and Meals
Students will be housed at a residence and eat meals provided by St. Xavier’s College.
Program Costs (Budget Sheets)
The cost information (with details of included and additional costs) can be found by clicking the link below.
- September 25th: $250 deposit due
- October 15th: Program Balance due
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Contact the Financial Aid office (206 Culkin) for information.
Course Enrollment & Requirements
Participants must be matriculated Oswego students. Interested students will be registered for "GLS 402 Palaces to Villages in India" during course registration by the Office of International Education and Programs. A course syllabus can be found here. Prerequisite: GLS 200 or instructor permission. No special requirements related to language proficiency.