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India: Social Entrepreneurship and Development (ACM)


Brenda Tooley

Director, Eleanor Stellyes Center for Global Studies

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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The ACM India program is designed to provide students with insight into Indian culture and society through a wide-ranging exploration of issues related to development, globalization and industrialization on different sectors of Indian society and explore how India is grappling with challenges such as poverty, access to education, availability of water and other resources, public health, infrastructure and the environment. There are two program options--a spring semester or a winter quarter/trimester.

The program begins in January. Students spend the first 11 weeks in Pune, taking classes focused on Indian culture, development issues in India, and Hindi language. For students doing the quarter/trimester option, this 11-week component in Pune constitutes the full program. Students doing the semester-length program spend an additional month in the city of Jaipur, continuing with intensive Hindi language studies and participating in a development studies practicum with a non-governmental organization (NGO).

This month in Jaipur gives semester students the opportunity to experience a different region of India, looking at issues related to Indian society and development from a new perspective, and gaining practical experience with a local NGO. In both Pune and Jaipur, students live with Indian host families.

Period: Spring semester or winter trimester.
Program advisor: Prof. Manisha Pradhananga. 

Learn more about India: Development Studies and Hindi Language (ACM).

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