Want to travel to India? Interested in knowing about Micro-Finance Institutions and NGOs working for Rural Development? If yes, this J-Term 2021course is for you!
The mission to the Indian states of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh will provide students with hands-on experience with NGOs working for grassroots development and micro-finance institutions. Participants will interact with NGO professionals and rural Indian communities engaging in livelihood activities such as dairy, goat rearing and agriculture. The mission will also include visits to Delhi, Jaipur (the pink city) and the Taj Mahal.
Dr. Soni, an International Ford Foundation Fellow, holds an MSW from the University of Dehli, an MPA from Cornell University, and a PhD from University at Buffalo - SUNY. Her research focuses on NGOs and international development. Before coming to the U.S. to undertake graduate studies, Dr. Soni was a project executive at an NGO - PRADAN, an NGO specializing in microfinance and livelihood promotion among India's rural poor.
Please email Dr. Soni for more information about this study mission opportunity.
The costs listed above include tuition for the J-Term course, fees, program cost, application fee, deposit, airfare, passport, visa service, and personal funds.
Applications will be open in the Spring 2020 semester. Because this is a study abroad activity with course credit, students can apply for financial aid after they apply for admission to the India Study Mission.
Application deadline is November 1, 2020
Students apply for the NGO India Study Mission through the International Education Office. Once the proper paperwork is filled in with the office, its personnel will register graduate students for INE 590 and undergraduate students for INE 390.
After completion of the study mission, Dr. Soni will input a grade and the students' transcripts will indicate "INE 590/PAD 603 NGO and International Development" for graduate students and "INE 390/PAD 389 Special Topics: NGO and International Development."
*This course counts an elective in the Public Administration and Nonprofit Minor and as an elective in all MPA tracks.*
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