No longer accepting applications for the 2014 summer.
YSS in Mumbai, India
SAST S305/ANTH S305: Bombay: City, Society & Culture
Program Dates: Saturday, May 31 - Friday, July 4, 2014
Expenses: Participants are responsible for all costs of the program. A breakdown of the program budget can be found by clicking on the "Program Budget" link here or at the top of the page.
Funding: Yale students on financial aid are eligible for the International Summer Award (ISA).
(Please be aware the ISA has a cap of $10,000.) Students from other universities should consult their financial aid offices.
Course Description: Students will have the opportunity to study and be in class with local students from St. Xavier's University. Critical engagement with contemporary Indian politics, society, culture and religion through an intensive and immersive study in Mumbai, one of the largest cities in the world. Topics include: urban poverty, urban town planning, housing problems, sanitation, cultural politics, religious and sectarian violence, caste politics, class ghettoization, communal violence, migration, urban–rural divide, Bollywood and popular culture. Students choose ANTH or SAST credit. 2 Credits
Instructors: Ashish Chadha, email@example.com
Housing Abroad: Double rooms at the YWCA in downtown (Colaba) Mumbai. Rooms have a/c and a private bath and will have wifi internet connection. Includes a breakfast and dinner buffet.
Class Location: Classes will be held in the campus of the historic St. Xavier's College in downtown Mumbai.
Trips & Activities*:
• Day long field excursion to distinctive urban enclaves of Mumbai – slum cities, sectarian ghettos, colonial town, native town, sprawling suburbs, mill districts, industrial complexes, postmodern gated communities and Bollywood film studios.
• Trips to museums, galleries, theatres, cinemas, archaeological sites, heritage precincts and other sites within Mumbai.
*Subject to change.
Application Process: Apply through the Center for International Experience website.
Application fee: $55 Application opens: December 15, 2013. Application deadline: February 15, 2014
Airfare: Students are responsible for booking their own airfare to and from the program location. Students should arrive in Mumbai on Saturday, May 31. If students wish to arrive before the check-in date they will be responsible for their own housing. Travel arrangements home should be made for Friday, July 4.
Passport/Visa: Students are responsible for obtaining a passport. All American & European citizens will need visas. If a student requires a visa and needs supporting documents from the Study Abroad office, they must give the office at least a week's notice in preparing those documents for them. Students should apply for the visa at the Indian consulates (New York, Chicago, San Fransisco and Houston) at least six weeks prior to departure.
Pre-departure Orientation: A mandatory pre-departure orientation will be held for this program.
Questions: For course content questions contact instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org. For general program questions contact the Study Abroad staff: email@example.com.
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