A Unique Opportunity To Visit South Asia (India) and Dubai
An information meeting about the Summer-in-South Asia Program 2017 is scheduled for Monday, January 23 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 208, Walsh-Ellett.
This 8 hour study abroad program in the summer of 2017 consists of two full academic courses, "Microfinance Institutions in South Asia" to be taught by Professor Yasmeen Mohiuddin and "Health Economics" to be taught by Professor Katherine Theyson. The dates of the South Asia program are May 11- June 21 (6 weeks).
The program typically includes course work in Sewanee for about 4 weeks, and about 2 weeks of travel. Cities in India on the itinerary include Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. The most distinguishing feature of the trip is visits to sites not normally visited by American tourists, including visits to the villages and homes of borrowers of NGOs and Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) that are replications of the world-renowned and 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winning Grameen Bank of Bangladesh.
The program also provides a unique opportunity to visit a wonder of the world - the Taj Mahal.
Students participating in the program are eligible for SEED (Social Entrepreneurship Education Program) internships in India, China, United Arab Emirates, Dominican Republic, and the U.S., including Puerto Rico. Limited funding (need based and merit based) may also be available for participation in the programs.
For more details, contact Professor Yasmeen Mohiuddin or Professor Katherine Theyson of the Economics department.