SU Expands Study Abroad Opportunities in India
SU has approved two new programs for study abroad in South
Asia, in addition to the SITA program in Madurai in South India. This expands
our offerings to include environmental issues in the Himalayas with Pitt in the
Himalayas as well as Tibetans with the Emory Program in Dharamsala.
Pitt in the Himalayas
offers students the opportunity every fall to study and live in the foothills
of the Himalaya Mountains. Taught by Anthropology professor Joseph Alter, the
program is located in Mussoorie, originally a British Hill Stations. Students
will spend a semester in India taking up to 15 credits in anthropology, with
extensive academic excursions to apply course content and take advantage of the
program's spectacular setting. In addition to offering Hindi language training,
the Pitt program offers courses on Himalayan ecology, religious traditions,
medical systems, and health and on the geography of the region. For more
information, visit abroad.pitt.edu.
The Emory Tibetan
Studies Program is located in Dharamsala, headquarters of His Holiness the
Dalai Lama and Tibetan community in exile. This spring-only program fully
immerses students in the life of the Tibetan exile community's intellectual,
cultural, and political capital. Established in 2001, the program's unique
combination of academic rigor, cultural immersion, contemplative studies, and
field research has quickly made it a life-transforming experience for students
and one of the finest Tibetan study-abroad programs in the nation. For more
information, visit cipa.emory.edu/tibetan/.
SITA, South Indian
Term Abroad, is a run out of George Washington University by a consortium
of schools. Students live in Madurai, in the state of Tamilnadu. With semester-long
home stays and rigorous academic training and research opportunities, SITA
immerses students in the complexity of Indian culture in one of its most famous
temple cities. Courses in ethnographic methods and Tamil language are required.
Additional offerings include courses on religion, the environment, the media
and literature. Details can be found at sitaprogram.org/.