INDIA

INSIDE INDIA: EXPLORING THE COUNTRY'S HISTORY, CULTURE, AND MASS MEDIA

Faculty Leaders: Jill Capuzzo (jpcapuzzo@comcast.net), Department of English

Travel Dates: March 10-21, 2017 (Spring Break 2017)

Class Meeting Times: 2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/29, 4/12, 4/26

Course Number: 50:350:389, Cross-Listed with 56:350:50I1, 56:606:613I8

Program Cost: Approximately $2,500*

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This Learning Abroad course, which is being offered to both undergraduate and graduate students, will explore a vast array of issues facing India and give Rutgers students the up-close chance to research and report on these subjects first hand while traveling in India, an opportunity typically limited to the elite group of journalists who are assigned to such highly coveted foreign bureaus. During alternating weekly classes both before and after the trip, we will discuss the history, media and culture of India, and issues pertaining to the role and function of journalism there and in developing countries as a whole. Students will gain a firm understanding of the country's past and present and learn to make connections between India’s history and the kinds of stories that are being reported there today. These in-class discussions will be reinforced by a 12-day trip during Spring Break to India’s Golden Triangle: the cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, plus Ranthambhore National Park. Highlights of our fully-guided trip will include touring the site where Gandhi was killed in Delhi, a dawn visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra, elephant rides at the Amber Fort in Jaipur, a two-day tiger-viewing safari at the national park, visits to top Indian newspaper and television headquarters and meeting with faculty and students at a university program focusing on international communications. Students will maintain a culture blog throughout the semester, an experiential journal during our travels, and produce a magazine-type article by the end of the semester based on their research and in-country reporting. 

PROGRAM COST INCLUDES

 

Airfare

Housing

Some meals

HTH Health Insurance

 

PROGRAM COST DOES NOT INCLUDE

 

Visa (required for all travelers!)

Vaccinations

Passport Fee (for those without a valid passport)

Airport Exit Fees (if applicable)

*Program cost is approximate and subject to change. Program cost is in addition to tuition.