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Winter 2018: India ENGL
January 04, 2018 - January 31, 2018
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
04/10/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMGore 308
04/11/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMGore 308
04/18/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMGore 308
04/19/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMGore 308
05/10/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMGore 308
05/11/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMGore 308
09/07/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMMemorial 123
09/11/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMMemorial 125
09/12/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMMemorial 122
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
10/18/2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM049 Memorial Hall
12/05/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMMemorial 126
Health Meetings - attend one of the following:
10/20/2017 3:30 PM - 3:30 PMStudent Health Services conference room
10/24/2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMStudent Health Services conference room
Program Notes
Please note that First Semester Freshmen are eligible for participation and encouraged to apply to this program..
Program Description
Enter the business and literary world in a country where English is one official language among many, a country that is home to many American corporations’ business processing offices. Experience New Delhi, India’s modern capital, and Old Delhi, the Mughal capital. Delhi is a constantly evolving city with modern malls alongside 11th century forts, and with a rich and diverse student population.

Interact with employees in global/multicultural companies, and see how language and communication change with culture. Immerse yourself in service learning at NGOs helping Delhi’s poorest women and children. Read a variety of Indian writers and observe firsthand the world depicted in their works. Academic work will include reports and responses based on readings, empirical research and observations. We will even meet with a few award-winning writers.

The program fee includes all meals, all excursions, site visits, accommodation and transportation in India.
All lodging is in double-occupancy rooms with twin beds in hostels.The program includes a 10-day homestay while in Assam, with 2 - 4 students each staying with carefully selected families. The Assam stay includes a visit to a wildlife sanctuary to see the Indian rhino in its natural habitat. The program fee also includes cultural components such as yoga lessons, classical dance sessions, etc. which will be made available according to student interest. The program also includes visits to businesses in Delhi, to Assam to see the silk weaving and the tea business up close, and to observe the culture of the Mother Goddess, to the Himalayas to study women in Buddhism, and to see the Taj Mahal.

The Program Fee includes housing, all program-related excursions, some meals and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from India, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Delhi. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. For this program, plane tickets have been reserved for the group, and students are strongly encouraged to purchase as part of the group reservation.
ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
ENGL 312-070: Written Communications in Business (3 credits)
Examines the role of written communication in corporate decision making. Students write memos, letters, proposals and reports that simulate on-the-job communication tasks, and are encouraged to use materials from their fields of specialization.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110
Satisfies the following requirements:
Second Writing
Other: Satisfies requirement for all majors in the College of Business and Economics
ENGL 380-070/090: Women Writers (3 credits)
Course focuses on studying Indian women writers from ancient times to the present. Readings will be accompanied by observation of women in the culture,and meeting with authors. Some comparative reading of American and British women writers. Cross listed with WOMS 380.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
Second Writing
UNIV 370-055: Study Abroad - India ENGL (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
WOMS 380-070: Women Writers (3 credits)
Course focuses on studying Indian women writers from ancient times to the present. Readings will be accompanied by observation of women in the culture,and meeting with authors.Some comparative reading of American and British women writers.Cross listed with ENGL 380.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110
Satisfies the following requirements:
Second Writing

Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale).

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged.

Freshman applicants must be enrolled in ENGL 110 during fall semester 2017.

For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,500.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-October.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,228.00$5,976.00
Final Program Fee$3,900.00$3,900.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$6,158.00$9,906.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,500.00$1,500.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onSeptember 21, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 27, 2017
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-October
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Mahasveta Barua
Faculty Director
045 Memorial Hall

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.

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