Program Information
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Winter 2022: India ENGL
January 03, 2022 - February 02, 2022 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Photo provided by Gitu Barua
Meetings
Interest Meetings:
03/01/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMhttps://udel.zoom.us/j/5722408375
03/02/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMhttps://udel.zoom.us/j/5722408375
03/23/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMhttps://udel.zoom.us/j/5722408375
03/24/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMhttps://udel.zoom.us/j/5722408375
04/06/2021 4:30 PM - 5:30 PMhttps://udel.zoom.us/j/5722408375
04/07/2021 4:30 PM - 5:30 PMhttps://udel.zoom.us/j/5722408375
04/27/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMhttps://udel.zoom.us/j/5722408375
04/28/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMhttps://udel.zoom.us/j/5722408375
09/08/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PMhttps://udel.zoom.us/j/5722408375
09/08/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMISE Lab room 302
09/09/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMhttps://udel.zoom.us/j/5722408375
09/10/2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMhttps://udel.zoom.us/j/5722408375
09/13/2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMhttps://udel.zoom.us/j/5722408375
09/14/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMhttps://udel.zoom.us/j/5722408375
09/16/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMhttps://udel.zoom.us/j/5722408375
Program Notes
Please note that First Semester Freshmen are eligible for participation and encouraged to apply to this program..
This program's deadline has been changed to 09/26/2021.
Note: Please check program pages regularly or follow @UDGlobal on Instagram or Twitter for updated information on applying for a 22W study abroad program.

If you do not have a current passport, you should be aware that COVID-19 has delayed passport processing times significantly. The U.S. State Department has announced that it now takes an average of 18 weeks (4.5 months) to process a passport.

Given the circumstances, if you want to study abroad in 2022, you need to apply for or renew your passport NOW - even if you’re not 100% sure about your study abroad plans yet. We recommend expediting both the processing time and the shipping time for your passport.


Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees, tuition and flights (if purchase was advised by IGS).
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 International corporations’ business processing offices. For this year’s trip, you will briefly experience New Delhi, India’s modern capital, and Old Delhi, the Mughal capital. After that you will travel to the northeastern state of Assam, where the program will be based. Assam is the largest producer of Indian tea, and oil, and is a land rich in biodiversity. It has millennia old silk-weaving villages whose products can be found in the world market today. Assam also has tribes that are still matrilineal, and has a strong culture of veneration of female power. You will be able to relate all this to your course content.
Interact with global companies as well as with small local businesses – and see how communication change with culture. Immerse yourself in service learning at a rural school in Assam. 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. ·
Trips will include visits to petroleum, silk weaving and tea industries in Assam, to a temple complex to observe the culture of the Mother Goddess, to a wildlife sanctuary, and to the Taj Mahal. · The program stay will be in a guesthouse reserved entirely for its participants. ·

The Program Fee includes housing, all program-related excursions and transportation within India, all 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.
ACCESSIBILITY: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware 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. 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
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. Students will observe multinational businesses in India and observe and take notes on real-life situations and write a variety of memos, letter, emails, and reports based on their findings. Specific attention will be paid to how material culture affects the production of documents and presentation of information.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110
Satisfies the following requirements:
Second Writing
Other: College of Engineering Breadth Requirement
This course also has a service learning component.
ENGL 380-070: Women Writers (3 credits)
Study of a variable set of women writers. Addresses such topics as the idea of a women’s tradition, formation of the canon, use of genre, language and form. Will include a variety of Indian women’s writing – prose, poetry and drama. Students will start with a few, very early, writers from the age of the Vedas to understand the cultural contexts, before examining the writings of Independence era women to understand the historical contexts that led to the development of the canon. This will prepare them to analyze the diverse issues and concerns of contemporary writers. Some of the readings will include similar theoretical and imaginative writings by American women writers for comparative analysis. We will watch a dance performance and films to consider alternative forms of expression by women.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
Multicultural
May be crosslisted with WOMS 380
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)
Study of a variable set of women writers. Addresses such topics as the idea of a women’s tradition, formation of the canon, use of genre, language and form. Will include a variety of Indian women’s writing – prose, poetry and drama. Students will start with a few, very early, writers from the age of the Vedas to understand the cultural contexts, before examining the writings of Independence era women to understand the historical contexts that led to the development of the canon. This will prepare them to analyze the diverse issues and concerns of contemporary writers. Some of the readings will include similar theoretical and imaginative writings by American women writers for comparative analysis. We will watch a dance performance and films to consider alternative forms of expression by women.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
Multicultural
Crosslisted with ENGL 380
Requirements

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.

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 email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

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.
Costs
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 CGPS 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.
  • CGPS 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$2,435.00$6,534.00
Estimated Program Fee$4,050.00$4,050.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$6,515.00$10,614.00
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 http://www1.udel.edu/finaid/rates.html for the appropriate rates.
The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
Scholarships
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.
Deadlines
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 26, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 29, 2021
$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.
Contacts
Mahasveta Barua
Faculty Director
English
045 Memorial Hall
302-831-3347
gbarua@udel.edu

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