Tentative Dates for 2018: January 1-17
Bangalore, the capital of the state of Karnataka, in southwest India, ranks as one of the fastest growing cities in Asia. Its pleasant climate, friendly people, and highly educated population have made this the Silicon Valley of India. Centrally located, our hotel will make for convenient travel and exploring of nearby cultural, shopping and entertainment venues.
Mysore is a vibrant city known the world over for its exotic sandalwood and rich silks, its grand palace, majestic temples, and gardens are unforgettable. Students will stay at the Hotel Regalis, adjacent to the Central Food Technology Research Institute.
Students will enjoy visiting research farms, plantations, wildlife park (with elephants!), sericulture facilities, women's small business initiatives, as well as many places of social and cultural interest.
While education abroad opportunities are open/available to all students, please be aware that this program is a reasonably demanding physical endeavor and disability services are significantly more limited in India than in the United States. Program participants will do a lot of walking over often uneven terrain.
The program travels to the cities of Bangalore, Suttur, and Mysore, India.
Students will tour research farms, bird sanctuary, dairy, silk production facility, temples, schools, women's small business initiatives, a major food research institute, as well as other places of social and cultural interest.
This program requires two meetings during fall semester and an approved course project. The course counts as a three credit AGEN/CROP elective or as general education Global Perspectives requirement. Consult with your advisor if you are interested in learning if the course might count in your particular major or minor.
Contact Dr. Joseph Shakal, Dr. Dean Olson, or Dr. Joel Peterson for more information.
A breakdown of the costs related to this program can be viewed by clicking on the “Program Fees” link (in the table at the top of this brochure) for the desired term.
Housing & Meals:
Student will stay in at the Nahar Heritage Hotel in Bangalore, close to shopping, entertainment, and the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS). We then move to Suttur, where students will stay at the Sri Rajendra Krupa Guest House. In Mysore, students will stay at the Hotel Regalis, adjacent to the Central Food Technology Research Institute.
Meals: All meals are included in the program, although most students find it impossible to avoid sampling local snacks, drinks, sweets, fruits, etc. Those and other incidentals are not covered by the program fee.
Students travel as a group from the Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport. All flights, airport transfers, and local program travel are included in the program fee. Again however, most students cannot resist hailing a “tuk-tuk” (auto-rickshaw) for some local exploring and shopping on their own.
How to Apply:
Check out the information on How to Apply, then come back to this program’s brochure and click on the “Apply Now” button at the top of the page.