INDIA WINTER STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM
December 27, 2004 – January 16, 2005
The School of Design at Arizona State University offers the following three-week program in India. This is a program designed to study Northern and Western Indian history and contemporary culture. It offers two courses that examine the design, architecture, religion, communication systems, and society of the Asian subcontinent through excursions, field studies, experience, analytical studies, and workshops in collaboration with a local design school.
LOCATION: This program guides participants to both urban and rural India, where they examine the living traditions of an ancient civilization through its evolving traditional and commercial community. Students will participate in expeditions to Indian archaeological and historical cities including Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaisalmare, and Udaipur, sites, museums, and cultural exhibitions. Students will examine aspects of pre-colonial society through the lens of place, monument, and social commentary. Participants will photographically document their observations, record their findings, sketch, draw, and maintain journals.
During the final week of the program, participants in the program will travel to Ahmedabad and work with local students at the reputed National Institute of Design. They will interact and collaborate in a workshop that identifies social and economic issues from both Western and Eastern perspectives.
ELIGIBILITY: This program is designed for all students in good standing at the University. While the Program stipulates no minimum grade-point average, applicants must present a transcript demonstrating that they are serious students who will make the most of this opportunity. Applications with a $150.00 non-refundable deposit are due on or before September 30, 2004. Applications will not be accepted after November 22, 2004. Non-ASU students will need to apply to the university as non-degree seeking students for Winter Session at the ASU Main Campus via the internet before November 22, 2004.
ACADEMIC PROGRAM: Students will take one of the following courses:
DSC 494 A or DSC 594 A: India: Cultural and Social Issues (3)
DSC 494 B or DSC 594 B: India: Cultural and Commercial Issues (3)
LIVING ACCOMMODATIONS: Students will be housed in double occupancy hotel rooms. In Ahmedabad, participants will live in residence halls.
COST OF THE PROGRAM: The cost of $2,250.00 (subject to change) includes hotel, buffet breakfasts before Ahmedabad, local ground transportation, and excursion entrance fees. Not included: Tuition (undergraduate: $207.00 per credit hour + $11.00; graduate: $264.00 per credit hour + $11.00), passport fees, additional meals, vaccinations, visa, airfare, medical insurance, and personal expenditures.
The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-Program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee, or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food, and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.
For more information and application forms, please contact:
Dr. Mookesh Patel (contact information provided below)
Summer Sessions & Study Abroad Programs
Arizona State University
PO Box 870601
Tempe, AZ 85287-0601
Check out the program’s website at the web address given below.
Dr. Mookesh Patel
School of Design
College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Arizona State University
PO Box 872105
Tempe, AZ 85287-2105
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