Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Madurai, India
- Program Terms: Winter
This graduate level course will focus on service-learning in the context of educational, governmental and non-profit organizations in India. Students will explore through participation and academic research the logistical and theoretical issues of short-term international service-learning. Engagement in service-learning in Madurai, India in partnership with Lady Doak College will allow for application, analysis, and reflection of course concepts within contemporary challenges of Indian social, class, religious, gender, education, health, environmental, and political contexts.
This course will also examine the challenges and opportunities of international service-learning and partnerships between academic institutions and community-based organizations. Implications of service-learning for students, partners, and the community will be examined in light of civic engagement, social justice, and social change. The course will also explore the deep roots of Indian society from socio-economic and cultural perspectives with an emphasis on women's issues and introduce participants to Indian art, architecture, festivals, industry and history through formal lectures, visits to various service sites, and field work.
The goals of this exchange program are to:
This is a graduate level course.
Learn about Travel, Service Sites, Course Expectations, Application Process, and Costs
|Education Abroad Advisor||Hannah Fischer|
|Get Started||Attend an Ed Abroad 101 Session|
|Faculty Leader||Christine Cress, Education|
|Travel Dates||TBD (Winter 2019)|
|Areas of Study||
|Required Pre-Departure Meetings||Yes|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Host Country Language||English, Tamil|
|Class Standing Eligibility||Graduate Only|
|Minimum GPA Requirements||3.00|
|Language Requirement||No previous language requirement|
This program includes several mandatory pre-departure course meetings in Portland during Winter 2017. Additionally, participation in post-trip course meetings is also required upon return from India.
ELP 549: Service-Learning in India: Engagement and Cultural Understanding - 4 credits
Required Pre-Departure Orientations:
Required ELP 549 Class Meetings:
|Tuition & Fees||Additional Estimated Costs||Total Estimated Costs|
• 4 credits
• Most meals
• Local transportation
• Entrance for course related excursions
• Education Abroad service fee
• International Health Insurance
• International round trip airfare
• Additional meals
• Personal spending money
Please note, all students enrolling for PSU credit are charged an additional PSU Rec Center Fee. For a current listing, please refer to PSU Fees.