Michael Thomas
Associate Dean of International Programs
Office: (417) 873-7503

Tom Russo
Director, Study Abroad Programs
Office: (417) 873-7413

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India Land of Diversity

Experience the cultural richness, spectacular colors and diversity of India.  Three weeks of global education traveling through several of the most visited places in India: from the Old Mughal palaces and the Hi-tech city of Hyderabad in the south, to Kolkata and Durgapur in the east, the capital of Delhi, and Taj Mahal in Agra to the north, to the desert of Rajasthan to the west.  Study abroad together with Drs. Manpadi & Popescu while visiting India.  Experience wonderful people, Hinduism, street side cricket and Bollywood Music, enjoy a little touch of Ayurvedic medicine and the spicy punch of Indian food.

Date of Travel: December 18, 2014 – January 12, 2015
Program Fee*: $5542
Tuition for 3-6 credit hours ($220/credit hour): approx. $687-$1374            
Winter Term Fee: $27
Technology Fee ($5/credit hour): $30-$60
Personal Expenses**: approx. ~$500
Total Approximate Cost: $1244-1961

First Non-Refundable Deposit: $1000 due September 5, 2014
Second Non-Refundable Deposit: $2000 due October 24, 2014
Final Trip Balance: Due November 15, 2014

Prices are subject to the fluctuation in the value of the US dollar on foreign markets. Student expenses are subject to modifications. Final cost may vary according to the international exchange rates, etc.

Program fee includes round trip airfare from Springfield to India, as well as airfare and ground transportation in India, HTH Traveling Health Insurance, Traveling Visa to India, administrative costs, tips & gratuities, lodging, program meals, entrance fees into selected museums & sites.
** Additional transportation to and from US airport; Passport ~ $150; non-program meals/snacks; souvenirs and shopping, etc.

Travel Itinerary

Thursday Dec 18 Depart US
Saturday Dec 20 Arrive in Hyderabad
Sunday Dec 21 Old City / Salarjung Museum
Monday Dec 22 Necklace road/Birla temple
Tuesday Dec 23 IICT/CCMB/Biological park / Hitech City/Secret Lake
Wednesday Dec 24 Ayurvedic Institute / Shilparaman-Crafts exhibition
Thursday Dec 25 Travel to Rajamundry, Draksharamam Temple & Pushkar Ghats
Friday Dec 26 Godavari river boat ride, return to Hyderabad
Saturday Dec 27 Hyderabad-Kolkata-Durgapur
Sunday Dec 28 Hem Sheela Model School Durgapur
Monday Dec 29 Hem Sheela Model School Durgapur - tribal school visit
Tuesday Dec 30 Founder’s Day Festivities
Wednesday Dec 31 Hem Sheela Model School Durgapur & Travel to Kolkata
Thursday Jan 1 Kolkata: Victoria Memorial, National Museum, Marble Palace, Kali Temple
Friday Jan 2 Sundarban National Park & Tiger Camp
Saturday Jan 3 Sundarban-Kolkata
Sunday Jan 4 Kolkata: Mother Teressa’s home, Botanical Garden, shopping at Gariahat
Monday Jan 5 Travel to Delhi: Qutab Minar, Humayun’s tomb (world heritage site)
Tuesday Jan 6 Travel Agra – Taj Mahal & Agra Fort
Wednesday Jan 7 Travel to Jaipur
Thursday Jan 8 Amber’s Fort on elephant’s back, Palace of Wind and City Palace
Friday Jan 9 Travel to Delhi
Saturday Jan 10 Visit Old Delhi
Sunday Jan 11 Depart for US


CHEM 290: Ayurvedic Medicine & Tropical Diseases (3 hrs) - Madhuri Manpadi
BIOL 390: Plants, Animals and People of India (3 hrs) - Ioana Popescu
CORE 201: Global Foundations India in Context (3 hrs)- Madhuri Manpadi
NSCI 260: Past, Present, and Future of Science in India (3 hrs) - Ioana Popescu

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Madhuri Manpadi
417-873-7185 / TSC 108
Dr. Ioana Popescu
417-873-6838  / TSC 107