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ACM India: Development Studies & Hindi Language
Jaipur, India; Pune, India (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring
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Program Sponsor: Associated Colleges of the Midwest 
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Restrictions: Luther applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Lang. of Instruction: English Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
Housing: Homestay Areas of Study: Anthropology, Asian Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, History, International Relations, International Studies, Politics, Public Health, Social Policy & Administration, Sociology
Program Description:
India: Development Studies and Hindi Language
On the ACM India: Development Studies and Hindi Language program, you’ll immerse yourself in a country that embraces both the dynamic forces of globalization and the deep-rooted traditions of an ancient culture.

The program has two schedule options. The spring semester program brings a comparative context to your study of India by exploring two different regions of the country: Maharashtra and Rajasthan. The winter quarter/trimester option includes only the 11 weeks in Pune.

India-Jaipur observatoryBoth schedule options begin in Pune, Maharashtra, where you’ll take a course focused on economic development and study Hindi language. A practicum experience with a community organization will give you a firsthand view of Indian social and economic  issues to complement your coursework.

On the semester option, you will then move to Jaipur, a city known for its cultural festivals and splendid forts and palaces. There, you’ll deepen your cultural immersion with intensive Hindi language study and opportunities to volunteer with local organizations.

The program includes a homestay in each city, as well as a variety of local and regional field trips to sites of historical and cultural significance. The semester option includes a one-week break for independent travel.

  • Hindi Language: Language study throughout the program supports deeper social engagement. Taught on an intensive basis in Jaipur (semester program only).
  • Development Economics: A comparative approach, drawing on readings and case studies, lectures and class discussion, and students' observations and experiences in Pune.
  • Community Engagement Practicum: Working with a community-based organization in Pune.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 01-MAR-2018 31-MAR-2018 TBA TBA