UNC Study Abroad Office
excursions to Agra, Haridwar-Rishikesh, and Punjab
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers an academic summer program based in New Delhi, India. This program provides students with the opportunity to study Hindi and South Asian civilization while immersed in Indian culture and language. Three of the six program weeks are spent in Delhi, the vibrant political and cultural capital of India. One week is spent in home-stay in the university town of Aligarh in western Uttar Pradesh. Also included are excursions to contrasting regions of north India: Agra, Haridwar-Rishikesh, and Punjab.
The 2014 program dates correspond to UNC's first summer session,
i.e. May 12 to June 17.
Each participant enrolls in two courses:
· ASIA 241: Contested Souls: Literature, Arts, and Religious Identity in Modern India (3 credit hours; taught in English). In this course students will develop an understanding of how the several religious traditions in South Asia (Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism) have interacted in modern history, and how their interactions have led to the creation of philosophies, great works of literature and art, and political movements that continue to inform Indian society today. This course is integrated with excursions to performances, historical sites, and other sites of interest.
· Hindi Language: Most students enroll in elementary “survival” Hindi (HNUR 101). Students with prior Hindi training may enroll in the appropriate level (HNUR 203, 305, etc.). HNUR 101 and 203 are 4 credit hours each; higher levels are 3 credit hours.
Courses are taught daily from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, except for travel days and Sundays. Required course excursions take place in the afternoons or evenings.
Faculty Directors (UNC Department of Asian Studies):
Taj and Caldwell have been directing this program yearly since 1999.
Eligibility: The following are eligible to apply:
Non-UNC students are welcome to apply.
No previous study of Hindi is required.
Participants will be housed at university guest houses or hotels, where they will be expected to share a double room. A home-stay component is included in Aligarh.
For complete cost information, please refer to the Budget Sheet on the Study Abroad website. UNC reserves the right to alter the program format and fee in case of major changes in transportation costs, exchange rate, or other events beyond its control.
Before departure, in-state students are required to attend a group orientation session on campus in Chapel Hill (date and place TBA). At this meeting you will receive information on the program and on health and safety in India. This is in addition to the required general pre-departure meeting organized by the Study Abroad Office.
Applications are on-line at the Study Abroad Office website. The 2014 application deadline is February 13. The application must be accompanied a non-refundable deposit. Refer to the Study Abroad website for other important deadlines. Late applications may be considered only if space permits.
Scholarships and Funding:
There are many scholarships and funding opportunities available for students. The deadlines for scholarship applications may be DIFFERENT than the program application deadline. The Study Abroad Website has more information. UNC students should explore the prestigious Phillips Ambassador Scholarship program.
For additional information, please contact:
Prof. Afroz Taj: