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Engineering: Global Issues, Health, and Sustainability in India (EECS 342i)
Bengaluru, India; Halebeedu, India; Hassan, India; Jigani, India; Mandya, India; Mysuru, India; Nanjanagud, India; Saragut, India; Shravanabelegola, India; Srirangaptna, India (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring (May Abroad)
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring (May Abroad) 2018 12/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission 05/14/2018 05/30/2018
NOTE: Pay your deposit before December 1st, and receive a $100 early-bird discount!

** 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.
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Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Hotel
Minimum GPA: 2 Program Director/Assistant Director: Sree Sreenath, Engineering (
Credit Type: Graduate, Undergraduate Case Credit Type: Engineering Tech Elective, Global and Diversity Credit
Number of Credits: 3 Deposit: $300
Total Program Cost:
$4,095 Included in Program Cost: Admission fees, All meals, Flights, Housing, In-country transportation
Not Included in Program Cost: Passport Fees, Vaccinations, Visa fees
Program Description:
Global Issues, Health, and Sustainability in India (EECS 342i)
Program Dates: May 16-29, 2018
Instructor: Prof. Sree N. Sreenath, PhD

This unique, 3-credit hour experiential course is an engineering, medical and social work collaboration, which includes a short-term cross-cultural immersion. Travel to Southern India will take place from May 14, 2018 – May 30, 2018. This course brings together a social work perspective (knowledge, values and skills) to the understanding of technical project assessment, selection, planning and implementation in India. The course is also designed to help students understand culturally relevant community engagement strategies to ensure project acceptance in under-served and developing communities. We will acquaint students with history and culture of India, its social, religious, political and economic development and the impact it has on the delivery of social services. Culture sensitization training is mandatory before travel.

Many field sites will be visited to observe first-hand the community assessment and development of projects that engineers, health and social workers implement. We will visit a variety of governmental and non-governmental institutions, organizations and projects.  Through these field visits, the students observe first-hand the community assessment and development of projects An example of these projects could include infrastructure to support water and sanitation projects around energy, health, agriculture, child welfare, women empowerment, and tribal welfare. They will interact with project beneficiaries. Our focus trip will be to Southern India, starting with travel to Silicon City of India Bangalore on May 16, 2018.