Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Agra, India; Delhi, India; Jaipur, India
- Program Terms: Summer
- Dates / Deadlines
All TnCIS programs are academic in nature and course work that takes advantage of the program location will be the central focus. Programs offered by TnCIS through any member institution are in keeping with SACSCOC policies for each respective institution where compliance is monitored at the institutional level. TnCIS program courses are for credit only.
In India, students will enroll in ONE course. For more information about each of these courses, including pre-requisites and syllabi, use the button provided below.
Students in TnCIS India 2018 will have an opportunity to take one of the following courses: Social Problems or Modern World History.
Students in Social Problems will study the modern social issues of Indian culture as they connect to gender, crime and violence, drug abuse, poverty, environment, and health care. The course will utilize a comparative perspective to evaluate social problems in both the U.S. and India. The sociology course also incorporates multiple non-governmental organization (NGO) visits to local organizations in Delhi and Jaipur that address gender inequality, environmental issues, and health care challenges.
Modern World History students will examine the rise of the Indian caste system, the emergence of Hinduism and Islam in India, the creation of India as the "crown jewel" of the British empire, India during the "world wars," Mahatma Gandhi and Indian resistance against British rule, and major developments in India since independence in 1947. Some course excursions include visits to the Gandhi Museum, the British Nahargarh Fort, and multiple local organizations addressing historical and contemporary social and cultural issues.
A percentage of each student's course grade will come through one or more faculty directed service-learning projects, through visits or a project assisting a local non-profit (NGO). Previous projects included educational activities at a children’s organization and other community service activities with local non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Your professor will provide more information on service learning opportunities. In addition, students will have the opportunity to visit local organizations that are active in social justice areas such as gender inequality, health care access, economic development, and environmental sustainability.
Please Note: Students should be prepared to walk several miles a day over uneven, possibly slippery or rocky terrain, even in cities. Students participating in the India program will also need to plan for temperatures in the range of of 90-100°F during July. Culture shock, positive and negative, may also be experienced. Students should be aware of the potential physical and mental challenges of studying abroad.
Excursions May Include
In Delhi, students may visit:
In Agra, students may experience the majestic Taj Mahal, as well as the Agra Fort, an amazing fortress-palace complex established during the dynastic reign of one of India’s most famous ruling families, the Moghuls.
Some excursions in Jaipur may include:
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer||2018||02/11/2018 **||December or February||07/08/2018||07/28/2018|
|NOTE: Applications submitted by the early deadline (12/03/2017) will be notified of acceptance in December. Applications submitted by the regular deadline (02/11/2018) will be notified of acceptance in February.|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.