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Global intensive experience in India, spring break 2018

March 4 – March 11, 2017

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The experience

During this program, students will engage with leaders in India’s cultural, religious, political, and economic sectors and interact with the students at Delhi University through peer-to-peer workshops. Students will also have the opportunity to practice and hone their leadership skills on service projects through collaboration and creativity with NGO partners and rural Indians. In addition, students will visit the iconic Taj Mahal where they have the opportunity to reflect on ancient, medieval, and modern “greatness.” Students will return to ASU with increased global awareness and strengthened leadership skills. 

Prior to the trip, selected students will be required to attend five pre-program orientation meetings. At the same time, they will work in student teams to develop a service project with the help of a local NGO in Rajasthan. They will make presentations on their progress at pre-program meetings. Post-program, students will complete an analysis of their project's successes and failures, to include reflection on themselves as project leaders and cultural integrators, and on the entire experience. 

Faculty Directors
Dr. Paul Carrese, Director and Professor

Dr. Susan Carrese, Experiential Education Coordinator

Program fee: FULLY FUNDED*

The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership will cover costs for: housing, meals, cultural excursions, in-country transportation, ASU faculty support, and international health insurance.

* Students chosen for the trip will be responsible for costs associated with their passports and travel visas.

Application deadline: Oct. 25, 2017

2.0 GPA, enrollment in at least one three-credit course with the CEL prefix in fall 2017 or spring 2018
Applications must be submitted as a single PDF and include:

  • an unofficial transcript
  • two letters of recommendation (at least one from an ASU professor)
  • a personal statement of at least 1,000 words

Send to: Susan Kells at Susan.Kells@asu.edu 

Students will be notified by SCETL within a week if they are selected for an interview, and final selections will be made by mid-November. Selected students will then complete an online application through the Study Abroad Office.