Experiential Learning International
Semester or Year in India
India embodies everything that is exotic. It is a country that combines better than any other a respect for its past and a thirst for the new, where a woman in a sari might be a cutting-edge engineer, where Hollywood is overshadowed by Bollywood. Studying at the University of Madras will give you a chance to experience this first hand. Here you can study the history of South Indian dance or the issues of nuclear proliferation, Indian English literature or business administration.
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India: Integral Sustainability at Auroville
Study abroad in Auroville, an international community along the tropical coast of southern India
dedicated to promoting human unity. Participate in an academic program that fosters collaborative inquiry, critical
thinking, and dialogue while exploring daily awareness practices such as yoga, non-violent communication, and
meditation. Through engagement with a holistic approach to world issues that encompasses inner, cultural, and outer
processes, you broaden and deepen your understanding of sustainability issues. Opportunities to learn about and have
hands on experience with habitat restoration, local organic food production, teaching in local schools, working with
village action groups and more helps students build a growing theoretical and practical understanding of issues
relating to local and global sustainability.
Empower yourself and learn to empower others through a process whereby what you learn is integrated with how you live.
India: Low-Carbon Living at Sadhana Forest
Leave behind the Western, competitive and consumerist lifestyle and learn what it is like to live
well, more lightly and more sustainably at Sadhana Forest. Dedicated to veganism, appropriate technologies and simple
living, the community works to regenerate the Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest near Auroville, India. Sadhana is an ideal
environment to learn to measure and reduce your Carbon Footprint and contribute to indigenous seed and tree planting,
contour bunding, organic gardening, natural fence building, and compost and soil management with Effective
Microorganisms (EM). Come prepared to wake early, work hard, live simply, learn a lot, and leave inspired. Both theory
and practice of ecological living and habitat regeneration will be emphasized along with community building and
personal development. There are countless opportunities for mentorship and learning practical strategies for living in
a post Peak-Oil world.
University Studies Abroad Consortium
Full Curriculum Studies in Bangalore, India
This birthplace of Buddhism and yoga, India is also home to some of the world's greatest palaces, temples and monuments including the Taj Mahal. Studying at Christ College in Bangalore allows students to take a variety of classes with local students such as business, tourism, history, computer science, political science and much more.
Contact: USAC, usac.unr.edu