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CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 2 About IFSA-Butler 3 Map of Program Locations 4 Your Future Self Thanks You 5 Future-Focused Study Abroad 6 Beyond the Classroom 8 Afford Your Journey 11 The IFSA-Butler Difference 12 Subject Index

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CHINA Intensive Chinese Language International Business in China Public Health Policy and Practice 21st Century City

22 INDIA 26 The City, the River, the Sacred 26 Global and Public Health 28 Contemporary India

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30 ISRAEL 34 Diversity and Coexistence

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Housing with a host family

36 About IFSA-Butler 36 National Advisors Council Executive Committee 37 Program Comparison Chart

One or more meals per day included Students prepare their own meals Location: Medium-sized city Location: Large city Location: Metropolitan area Internship available Summer program available

Photos from our alumni appear throughout this book. Many thanks to our students for their contributions!

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The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler) was founded in 1988 on the campus of Butler University as a provider of study abroad programming for U.S. undergraduates. Over time, IFSA-Butler has maintained its independence as a non-profit organization and its close connection with Butler University. The organization has also preserved its foundational commitment to providing high-quality study abroad opportunities with integrated academic guidance and individualized support to foster student success.

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Indian Ocean IFSA-Butler continues to broaden both its scope of programming and its global presence in dynamic countries of ever-increasing scholarly, political and economic interest. IFSA-Butler offers a range of study abroad program models and flexible academic options which draw upon theory and evidence-based practice to align innovative programming with the needs of partners and students.

CONTACT US 6201 Corporate Drive, Suite 200 Indianapolis, IN 46278 317-940-9336 800-858-0229 www.ifsa-butler.org

Institute for Study Abroad, The Alliance for Global Education, Exploring Community & Culture, and Future-Focused Study Abroad are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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YOUR FUTURE SELF THANKS YOU AMARJIT SINGH STRATEGIC PLANNING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT CONTEMPORARY INDIA, 2013

“In any interview, your study abroad experience can provide you with a broader prospective and help you to distinguish yourself from other candidates. Anyone who has completed a study abroad program should use their experience as evidence of their ability to communicate through barriers, adapt to a new environment, and have an appreciation for diversity.�

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FUTURE-FOCUSED STUDY ABROAD More than just an opportunity to see the world, our programs integrate critical lifelong skills designed to help you achieve your goals. This is the essence of Future-Focused Study Abroad. IFSA-Butler offers more than 100 dynamic study abroad programs in 53 cities across the globe. Comprehensive academic, personal and logistical support allows our students to focus on making the most of the experience. Through our local staff experts, our students develop insider knowledge of the local community. Internships, directed research options, volunteer opportunities, community-based learning and our signature Exploring Community & Culture course all facilitate critical skill development. Many of our programs are based at preeminent institutions abroad offering direct access to academic departments distinguished as leaders in their respective disciplines, while other programs offer IFSA-Butler courses taught by local experts. All programs are structured to engage students and promote growth. The choice to study abroad is one of the best decisions you can make. You are sure to thank yourself for the opportunity to interact with another culture and learn about yourself in the process.

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BEYOND THE CLASSROOM In today’s competitive job market, every ounce of experience counts. You can maximize your study abroad adventure by combining classroom work with directed research, student teaching, community-based learning, volunteering or an internship. These opportunities will give you even greater exposure to your host community, enhance your intercultural skills and look great on a resume!

INTERNSHIPS ABROAD Immerse yourself in the professional culture of another country while establishing an international network of colleagues and demonstrating your ability to navigate a global, multicultural business world.

DIRECTED RESEARCH With the help of a faculty guide, you will create a research project that will serve as a tangible and meaningful product that showcases your commitment to your academic topic.

VOLUNTEER Give back to your adopted community abroad through meaningful work as a volunteer. Opportunities are available in a wide variety of interests, with activities ranging from a single-day project to a commitment for an entire semester.

JOIN A COMMUNITY

EXAMINE COMMUNITY IDENTITY

Wondering how you might make local friends and actually feel more like a local? Every IFSA-Butler program gives students the opportunity to engage in a community of their choosing, facilitating true integration with the culture.

Our exclusive Exploring Community & Culture (C&C) course offers you the opportunity to experience your host city in a way most visitors never can. This 3-credit option fosters intercultural dialogue and a greater understanding of global society. Some programs offer an on-site class, while students in other locations can join a global cohort of other IFSA-Butler students worldwide by taking the class online. Using your host city as your laboratory, C&C will help you experience and examine cultural as well as personal identity.

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AFFORD YOUR JOURNEY FINANCIAL AID

Many students don’t realize that financial aid can help pay for study abroad. Pell Grants, Stafford Loans and PLUS loans can apply to your IFSA-Butler program. College grants and scholarships, Perkins Loans, state grants and loans, and 529 plans may also be used for study abroad, but you’ll need to ask your home campus financial aid office about their policies for transferring these types of aid.

We believe that study abroad is within reach for every student, so we’re committed to helping you identify funding sources. We can assist you with your financial aid transfer, and we offer a wide range of scholarships and grants to help defray the cost of studying abroad.

VETERANS BENEFITS

If you are a recipient of the Post 9/11 GI Bill, you may use your tuition benefits for study abroad. This process can differ among U.S. colleges and universities, so you will want to start the conversation early with your home campus study abroad office to determine the best billing procedure for your institution.

WORK-TO-STUDY GRANT PROGRAM

Gain some work experience and earn spending money while you are abroad! With the Work-to-Study grant, students complete projects for IFSA-Butler in exchange for a stipend between $300 and $1,000, depending on the scope and involvement of the projects completed. These grant opportunities are available to all students, with special consideration to those already on federal work study at their home campus. Work-to-Study positions are determined by current and frequently changing project needs at IFSA-Butler, but could include: • Marketing and communications • Graphic design • Photography and videography • Peer advising • Research • Creative writing

SCHOLARSHIPS Scholarships are available to any student enrolled in a summer, semester, or full year IFSA-Butler or Alliance program. See our complete list and full details online at www.ifsa-butler.org/scholarships.

SCHOLARSHIP

ELIGIBILITY / REQUIREMENTS

IFSA-Butler Scholarships Any IFSA-Butler program

$500 for summer $1,500 for semester $2,500 for full year

UpFront Program

Any IFSA-Butler program

Approx. $1,000

Fill the GAP Program

Students save money prior to study abroad

Matching scholarship, up to $1,000

First Generation Scholar Student must be a first generation college student

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Up to $2,500, with special awards available for certain programs

Country- and Program-Specific Scholarships IFSA-Butler offers numerous scholarships that are specific to certain programs or countries. See the Afford Your Experience section of our website for complete details. UpFront Program IFSA-Butler’s UpFront program allows you to bill certain fees to your IFSA-Butler student account. You can then pay these expenses with financial aid or with our monthly payment option.

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AFFORD YOUR JOURNEY THE VALUE OF AN IFSA-BUTLER PROGRAM We believe in transparency, especially when it comes to your study abroad investment. We take a “total cost of attendance” approach that will help you and your family plan for expenses reasonably and honestly. This also helps you maximize your financial aid. Our fees include: • Tuition for a full courseload (15-16 credits per semester) • Guaranteed prearranged housing • At least one meal per day for some programs • Personalized application support • Assistance with financial aid transfer • Full-time IFSA-Butler staff members in your host country • Comprehensive, on-site orientation • Assistance with course registration • 24/7 emergency assistance from on-site IFSA-Butler staff • Comprehensive medical insurance • Field study trips, excursions, activities and social events • Butler University transcript for easy credit transfer • Airport pickup and transportation for students who arrive within a specified window of time

THE IFSA-BUTLER DIFFERENCE • FUTURE-FOCUSED STUDY ABROAD Your success is our success - period. Whatever your future aspirations may be, we will help you find the perfect study abroad program so that you can achieve your goals. • WORLD-CLASS ACADEMICS On an IFSA-Butler program, you will find the highest quality classes taught by practitioners in the field dedicated to providing challenging and rewarding courses along with the academic support you need. • UNPARALLELED SUPPORT From start to finish, we will guide you throughout the process. You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between. • REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE Education comes in many formats, and IFSA-Butler is prepared to help you round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities such as internships, directed research, student teaching, communitybased learning or volunteering. Our unparalleled network of professionals across the globe is ready to support you. • ENGAGED CITIZENSHIP Anyone can be a tourist in a foreign country. Use our deep and broad network to engage in the community, build competencies communicating across cultures and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.

Photo by IFSA-Butler student Sarah Webber, Boston University

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AVAILABLE

SUBJECTS Accounting China International Business in China

Advertising China International Business in China

Agriculture India Contemporary India

Anthropology

Middle Eastern Studies

India Contemporary India Global and Public Health

Israel Diversity and Coexistence

Finance

India The City, the River, the Sacred Israel Diversity and Coexistence

Dance

Arabic

Ecology

Architecture and Design China 21st Century City

Art History China International Business in China 21st Century City India The City, the River, the Sacred

Asian Studies China Intensive Chinese Language International Business in China Public Health Policy and Practice 21st Century City India The City, the River, the Sacred Contemporary India Global and Public Health

Business China International Business in China India Contemporary India

– Kelly Seeber, Trinity University

Film/Cinema Studies

China Intensive Chinese Language International Business in China Public Health Policy and Practice 21st Century City India The City, the River, the Sacred Contemporary India Global and Public Health Israel Diversity and Coexistence

China 21st Century City India The City, the River, the Sacred Israel Diversity and Coexistence Israel Diversity and Coexistence

The orientation with IFSA-Butler helped me get over jet-lag. I also made some of my best friends through this program, and the weekly meetings we had helped give us a sense of community.

Cultural Studies

India The City, the River, the Sacred Global and Public Health Israel Diversity and Coexistence China 21st Century City India Contemporary India Israel Diversity and Coexistence

Economics China International Business in China 21st Century City India Contemporary India

Education India Contemporary India

English India The City, the River, the Sacred

English Literature India The City, the River, the Sacred

Entrepreneurship/Innovation China International Business in China India Contemporary India

China International Business in China India Contemporary India

Food Science/Nutrition China Public Health Policy and Practice

Health Studies China Public Health Policy and Practice India Contemporary India Global and Public Health

Hebrew Israel Diversity and Coexistence

Herbal Medicine China Public Health Policy and Practice India Global and Public Health

Hindi India The City, the River, the Sacred Contemporary India Global and Public Health

Human Rights Israel Diversity and Coexistence

Information Technology India Contemporary India

International Business China International Business in China

International Studies/Relations

China Intensive Chinese Language International Business in China Public Health Policy and Practice 21st Century City

Environmental Health China Public Health Policy and Practice India Global and Public Health

China Public Health Policy and Practice 21st Century City India Contemporary India Global and Public Health Israel Diversity and Coexistence

Civil Engineering

Environmental Science/Studies

Jewish Studies

Chinese

India Contemporary India

Computer/Software Engineering India Contemporary India

China Public Health Policy and Practice 21st Century City India The City, the River, the Sacred Contemporary India Global and Public Health

Israel Diversity and Coexistence

Management China International Business in China

Marketing China International Business in China

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Music Performance

Music Studies Israel Diversity and Coexistence

Peace/Conflict Studies India The City, the River, the Sacred Israel Diversity and Coexistence

Philosophy India The City, the River, the Sacred

Political Science China Public Health Policy and Practice 21st Century City India Global and Public Health Israel Diversity and Coexistence

Population Studies China 21st Century City Israel Diversity and Coexistence

India Contemporary India Global and Public Health Israel Diversity and Coexistence

Sociology China Intensive Chinese Language 21st Century City India The City, the River, the Sacred Contemporary India Global and Public Health Israel Diversity and Coexistence

Studio Art Israel Diversity and Coexistence

Textiles and Apparel India The City, the River, the Sacred

Urban Studies China 21st Century City India Contemporary India The City, the River, the Sacred

Women and Gender Studies India The City, the River, the Sacred Contemporary India Israel Diversity and Coexistence

Premedical China Public Health Policy and Practice India Global and Public Health

Public/Global Health China Public Health Policy and Practice India Contemporary India Global and Public Health

Public Policy China 21st Century City India Global and Public Health Israel Diversity and Coexistence

Religious Studies India The City, the River, the Sacred Israel Diversity and Coexistence

Social Policy China Public Health Policy and Practice 21st Century City

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SHANGHAI Shanghai has grown exponentially in the last hundred years—from a colonial trading port to a massive international metropolis with a population of 24 million. Known for its fast-paced businesses and cosmopolitan vibe, the city is intricately connected with the global flows of commodities and people. It also represents the enormous environmental, economic and social challenges that are mirrored across China and around the world. Shanghai is ideal for students to immerse themselves in Chinese society and language, study currents of international trade or explore questions of sustainable urbanization.

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FROM OUR RESIDENT DIRECTORS

Welcome to China! Alive with tradition, innovation, artistic heritage and rapid modernization, this country promises an intense and unforgettable study abroad experience. Our programs provide a strong foundation in Chinese language proficiency and a range of courses in English that allow you to explore China from the inside out. Through structured classroom learning, plus co-curricular activities and extended field study opportunities, you will experience the nuances of China’s dramatic present and future trajectory of change. No matter which dynamic China program you choose, you’re guaranteed to witness China at a unique moment in history! Sincerely, Dr. Pei LIU, Director for China Programs Chris Van Velzer, Shanghai Resident Director

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ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS I chose to study abroad in Shanghai because I have studied China my entire college career. I wanted to be fully immersed in language, so that is why I picked the program. In three years of language study I have never improved so quickly! –Nick Henderson, Franklin & Marshall College Intensive Chinese Language, 2016

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ACTIVITIES

• Tour Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center and the Pudong financial district • Understand Shanghainese culinary tradition through cooking workshops with local master chefs • Visit international manufacturing facilities such as Volkswagen and Shanghai Baosteel Group • Interview small business owners at the South Bund Fabric Market • Interact with local farming communities in Shanghai’s rural suburbs

EXCURSIONS

• Explore China’s social, economic and geographic diversity on a week-long field study trip to southern or western provinces • Plan independent travel in China during a week-long break in the semester

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INTENSIVE CHINESE LANGUAGE PROGRAM SNAPSHOT • The perfect program for improving written and oral Chinese language skills • 20 class hours per week of Chinese language instruction • Intermediate through advanced levels available • Students are paired with Chinese language partners who provide one-on-one language tutoring and orient students to campus • Strict 24/7 Chinese language pledge inside and outside the classroom • Optional Chinese studies course helps students further understand aspects of Chinese society, culture, or politics

MINIMUM GPA: 3.0 (4.0 scale) CHINESE LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: 2 semesters of college-level Chinese or equivalent APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 15 Fall semester (Late Aug–mid-Dec) November 1 Spring semester (Early Feb–early June)

SHANGHAI MINIMUM GPA: 3.0 (4.0 scale) CHINESE LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: None APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 15 Fall semester (Late Aug–mid-Dec) November 1 Spring semester (Early Feb–early June)

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE • Chinese language course (9 credits, intermediate and advanced available). • An optional elective (3 credits) taught in English through the 21st Century City program. See page 21 for a list of electives.

HOUSING Students live with a host family, where they will gain an in-depth understanding of Chinese family dynamics and traditions through sharing meals and participating in other family activities. Some meals are provided. PROGRAM FEES (see what’s included on page 10) Based on 2017 fees. Please visit our website for 2018 fees. $14,850 fall semester $14,850 spring semester

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS IN CHINA

Some Meals Included

Summer Program

Population: 24 Million

INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT • An unparalleled opportunity to experience China’s rapidly changing business environment • Based at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, the top ranked finance and economics university in China • Carefully designed activities and excursions provide a firsthand encounter with China’s economic development and rapidly changing business environment • Students live with Chinese roommates, a superb opportunity to make friends with local students and to engage in linguistic and cultural exchange ACADEMIC STRUCTURE • China: Economic Giant (3 credits) • Chinese language course (6 credits, beginning through advanced available) • Two electives taught in English (3 credits each) • An internship can replace one elective (3 credits)

HOUSING Students are housed with Chinese roommates in furnished two- or three-bedroom apartments adjacent to campus. Students may cook in their apartment kitchen or eat at one of the cafeterias on campus. There are also numerous casual restaurants nearby.

Electives Business Chinese I or II China as a Global Market Exploring Community & Culture in a Global Context International Money and Finance

PROGRAM FEES (see what’s included on page 10) Based on 2017 fees. Please visit our website for 2018 fees.

International Trade: A Chinese Perspective

$15,650 fall semester $15,650 spring semester

Managing Enterprises in China

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Internship

Internship Operations and Supply Chain Management

Summer Program

Population: 24 Million

INTERNSHIP Unpaid, credit-bearing internships are available at Chinese and foreign businesses, NGOs and government organizations. Interns spend 10-12 hours per week in their placement and complete an academic paper and oral presentation.

PREREQUISITES Program participants must have completed one business course and one economics course, or two economics courses, before arriving in China.

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PROGRAM SNAPSHOT • Examine how public health policy is shaped by social, economic and political currents and ultimately put into practice in the world’s most populous country • Contrast your urban semester with an exploration of the rural implementation of health care and environmental policies through our week-long field study trip, included in the program fee • Gain hands-on experience in public health and related fields through an optional internship or a directed research project

MINIMUM GPA: 3.0 (4.0 scale) CHINESE LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: None APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 15 Fall semester (Late Aug–mid-Dec) November 1 Spring semester (Early Feb–early June)

SHANGHAI

MINIMUM GPA: 3.0 (4.0 scale) CHINESE LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: None APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 15 Fall semester (Late Aug–mid-Dec) November 1 Spring semester (Early Feb–early June)

INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE

PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY & PRACTICE

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE • Public Health Policy and Practice in China (3 credits) • Chinese language course (4 credits, beginning through advanced available) • Three electives taught in English (3 credits each) • An internship or directed research project can replace one elective

HOUSING Students are housed with Chinese roommates in furnished two- or three-bedroom apartments adjacent to campus. Students may cook in their apartment kitchen or eat at one of the cafeterias on campus. There are also numerous casual restaurants nearby. PROGRAM FEES (see what’s included on page 10) Based on 2017 fees. Please visit our website for 2018 fees.

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Directed Research Environmental Health Exploring Community & Culture in a Global Context Internship Nutrition, Food Safety and Security Traditional Chinese Medicine

$14,850 fall semester $14,850 spring semester

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Internship

Summer Program

Population: 24 Million

INTERNSHIP Unpaid, credit-bearing internships are available at Chinese or international nonprofits, corporations or think-tanks focused on promoting public and environmental health. Interns spend 10-12 hours per week in their placement and complete an academic paper and oral presentation. DIRECTED RESEARCH Students may choose to conceptualize, conduct and present a substantial piece of research relevant to the burgeoning field of public health. Each project takes place within the practical context of a local organization and provides opportunities for community engagement. Students have regular meetings with faculty guides in their subject area to discuss their research plans.

21ST CENTURY CITY PROGRAM SNAPSHOT • Examine the rapid urbanization, China’s encounter with the world and sustainability initiatives in the dynamic megalopolis of Shanghai • Courses taught in English address contemporary topics in urban development, politics and economics • Students live with Chinese roommates, a superb opportunity to make friends with local students and to engage in linguistic and cultural exchange ACADEMIC STRUCTURE • Chinese Society in the 21st Century (3 credits) • Chinese language course (6 credits, beginning through advanced available) • Two electives taught in English (3 credits each)

HOUSING Students are housed with Chinese roommates in furnished two- or three-bedroom apartments adjacent to campus. Students may cook in their apartment kitchen or eat at one of the cafeterias on campus. There are also numerous casual restaurants nearby. PROGRAM FEES (see what’s included on page 10) Based on 2017 fees. Please visit our website for 2018 fees.

Electives China: Economic Giant City and Environment Contemporary Chinese Politics: State, Party, People Exploring Community & Culture in a Global Context Sino-U.S. Relations: Superpower and Realignment Survey of Art in China

$15,650 fall semester $15,650 spring semester

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Population: 24 Million

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PUNE Head to Pune to see for yourself what makes contemporary India so exhilarating. You can celebrate traditional Indian festivals in the old city, learn classical Indian music and dance or find yourself in a maze of magnificent historical architecture. At the same time, Pune is a youthful and progressive city with a growing music and art scene and an established development hub. This balance of city life, an international landscape and uniquely Indian roots attracts scholars and practitioners from all over India and the world. In Pune, you not only study contemporary India—you live it.

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SRI LANKA MANIPAL Near the Western Ghats and only five miles from the Arabian Sea, the college town of Manipal is surrounded by tropical palm trees and stunning views. The very presence of cutting-edge Manipal University has sparked massive infrastructure development that rivals some of India’s top urban campuses. In Manipal, you will meet students not only from all over India, but from all over the world, and together study India’s public health initiatives and rich cultural heritage.

Varanasi—also known as Kashi or Banaras—is one of the longest-inhabited cities to grace the banks of India’s sacred Ganges River. Considered a holy city for Hindus, home to a vibrant Muslim population, and just a few miles from where the Buddha preached his first sermon, Varanasi is filled with daily religious ceremonies. The influx of pilgrims, coupled with population growth and economic development, places unique pressures on the urban environment and makes Varanasi a compelling location for study abroad.

Welcome to India, our enchanting country! She is blessed with a rich, 5,000-year-old civilization and heritage, representing tremendous diversity in the form of 25 states, 1,618 languages, 6,400 castes and caste groups, six major religions, six major ethnic groups and 29 major festivals. We are certain our India programs will provide countless unique learning opportunities and life-changing experiences that will both inspire and guide intelligent young minds for the rest of their lives. Sincerely, Uttaraa Jadhav, Director for India Programs and Pune Resident Director Smriti Chhabra, Manipal Resident Director Dr. Lara Azzola, Varanasi Resident Director

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PROFILE I thought the Alliance staff was wonderful in aiding my study abroad process! Once I was in India, the resident director was everything I could have asked for. She became our mom figure throughout the semester and we were also in daily contact with her. Given that India is very foreign at times, it was great to have a hands on person that could be relied on.

CONTEMPORARY INDIA ACTIVITIES

–Lauren Boeckermann, University of South Carolina Global and Public Health, 2015

• Participate in campus clubs such as the student-run Volunteer Services Organization • Discuss environmental issues at Agumbe Rainforest Research Station • Examine preventative measures for infectious diseases at water treatment and pasteurization plants • Visit coastal fishing communities and coffee and tea plantations to learn about local industries

• Celebrate Hindu religious festivals such as Holi, Diwali or Ganesh Chaturthi • Study traditional Indian art forms such as tabla (drum) or bharatnatyam (dance) • Observe local business practices with the long-standing copper makers of Tambat Ali • Visit to local historical sites such as the Gandhi Memorial at Aga Khan Palace • Discuss women’s issues with leaders of the Indian feminist movement

EXCURSIONS

• Discover nearby waterfalls, caves, and hill stations located in the Western Ghats • Visit to Mumbai, India’s financial and cultural capital, where students explore Dharavi, India’s largest slum • Plan independent travel in India during a week-long break in the semester

GLOBAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH ACTIVITIES

EXCURSIONS

• Spend the day at Hindu pilgrimage sites Gokarna and Murudeshwar • Explore South India via India’s famous train system on a week-long field study trip • Plan independent travel in India during a week-long break in the semester

THE CITY, THE RIVER, THE SACRED ACTIVITIES

• Participate in local religious festivals including Navaratri, Diwali or Holi • Visit Sarnath, where Buddha gave his first sermon post-enlightenment, and its Tibetan university for a Buddhist meditation retreat • Witness daily aarti rituals at sunset during a boat ride on the Ganges River • Interview people of various castes to get different perspectives on local and national issues

EXCURSIONS • Spend the first part of orientation in Delhi • Discover the vast diversity and colonial history of West Bengal on a week-long field study trip to Kolkata and the Himalayan foothills • Plan independent travel in India during a week-long break in the semester

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THE CITY, THE RIVER, THE SACRED PROGRAM SNAPSHOT • Introduces students to the complex intersections of city, river and sacred that both define Varanasi and place it in the greater context of national and global environmental, urban and religious currents • Many faculty members affiliated with Banaras Hindu University, one of India’s top research institutions • Electives spanning urban studies, peace studies, religious traditions and environmental issues • Participate in ‘Culture in Practice’ component studying music and dance, yoga and yoga theory or an artisanal apprenticeship • All courses taught in English

MINIMUM GPA: 3.0 (4.0 scale) APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 15 Fall semester (Aug–Dec) November 1 Spring semester (Jan–May)

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE • Varanasi: City of Confluence (3 credits) • Beginning Hindi or Beginning Urdu (3 credits) • Culture in Practice (3 credits) • Two electives (3 credits each) PROGRAM FEES (see what’s included on page 10) Based on 2017 fees. Please visit our website for 2018 fees. $16,900 fall semester $16,900 spring semester

MANIPAL

CULTURE IN PRACTICE FIELD WORK In addition to choosing from the courses above, participants on this program complete a Culture in Practice field component. Culture in Practice activities may include music and dance, yoga and yoga theory, or an artisanal apprenticeship such as textiles.

Electives Exploring Community & Culture in a Global Context Living Religious Traditions in India Peace and Conflict Studies: Gandhi and Beyond Studies in Gender

DIRECTED RESEARCH Students may select Directed Research as an alternative to the Culture in Practice field component. Students are paired with a faculty member appropriate to their academic area of interest and produce a formal research paper. Research students have regular meetings with faculty guides to discuss their research plans. HOUSING All housing is with a host family. Students will take most meals in their homes, though there may be days when students will be required to eat out on their own. The Alliance places two students per family.

Host Family

Most Meals Included

Population: 1 Million

GLOBAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM SNAPSHOT • Focus on public health and Indian studies at one of India’s most prestigious private universities • Participate in student activities and sports on campus and live with Indian roommates in dorms • Enjoy a laid-back lifestyle in the lush, tropical beauty of Manipal • Learn more about the coastal belt of Karnataka, including various industries and trades, rural Indian village life, and the business sectors in Bangalore and Mysore • Public health and Ayurveda courses include a practicum component with regular visits to rural health clinics and treatment centers • Opportunities to participate in activities such as the WHO polio eradication project • All courses taught in English

MINIMUM GPA: 3.0 (4.0 scale) APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 15 Fall semester (Aug–Dec) November 1 Spring semester (Jan–May)

PROGRAM FEES (see what’s included on page 10) Based on 2017 fees. Please visit our website for 2018 fees.

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE • Contemporary Indian Culture (3 credits) • Four electives (3 credits each)

HOUSING Students are housed in air-conditioned rooms in student hostels on campus. Students may either choose to be placed in a single room or with an Indian roommate. All meals are included in the program fee and are provided in the campus canteens.

Electives Ayurveda and Indian Traditions of Healing Basic Epidemiology Cinema in India Contemporary Indian Politics Directed Research Environment and Occupational Health

Residence Hall

Meals Included

Population: 200,000

Epidemiology in Developing Countries Exploring Community & Culture in a Global Context Global Health Problems Hindi Language Indian Classical Dance India’s World View Maternal and Child Health Public Health Systems and National Health Policy Regional Security in South Asia Strategy and Practice of Indian Foreign Policy Surveillance of Infectious Diseases

$16,900 fall semester $16,900 spring semester

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INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE

CONTEMPORARY INDIA PROGRAM SNAPSHOT • Introduces students to some of the most dynamic areas of Indian society, economics and development • Designed for students from a wide variety of majors and academic interests • Combines a core academic base with specialization through electives and a required internship, directed research project or documentary film • Classes taught exclusively for Alliance students by faculty drawn from across Pune’s many prominent academic institutions, think tanks, research institutes and NGOs • All courses taught in English

MINIMUM GPA: 3.0 (4.0 scale) APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 15 Fall semester (Aug–Dec) November 1 Spring semester (Jan–May)

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE • Contemporary India (3 credits) • Internship, Directed Research or Documentary Film course (3 credits) • Three electives (3 credits each) PROGRAM FEES (see what’s included on page 10) Based on 2017 fees. Please visit our website for 2018 fees. $16,900 fall semester $16,900 spring semester

INTERNSHIPS Students may participate in an internship with an Indian or foreign-owned nonprofit or a company in sectors such as microfinance, education, community advocacy, public health, information technology and civil or transportation engineering. Interns contribute to projects on social and economic development. FIELD COMPONENT All program participants choose a field component that complements their academic experiences throughout the semester. Internships require students to thoughtfully and critically integrate the academic, experiential, and professional within an organizational context, whereas directed research involves a formal research project carried out within an organization, a library or the field. Documentary film allows students to conduct and present research through a visual medium, working closely with faculty and students at the Film and Television Institute of India.

LET’S GET SOCIAL.

Electives Beginning Hindi or Intermediate Hindi Development Economics Exploring Community & Culture in a Global Context Gender and Indian Media Public Health Social Entrepreneurship and Interventions Social Justice

HOUSING Experience Indian family life through a host family. Students are matched with families according to preference and availability and should be prepared to share a room with another Alliance student. Breakfast is provided weekdays, and most dinners are provided by the host family.

Host Family

Most Meals Included

Internship

Summer Program

Population: 5 Million

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ISRAEL

LEBANON

Mediterranean Sea

GOLAN HEIGHTS

SYRIA

WELCOME

WEST BANK

A DEAD SE

Diversity and Coexistence

JERUSALEM

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JERUSALEM

FROM OUR RESIDENT DIRECTOR

JORDAN

Jerusalem has captured the imagination of the world for centuries. Ancient history is evident at every turn, yet this diverse city also boasts modern cultural diversity and student-friendly entertainment. The area around campus has plenty of cultural and entertainment options, including art galleries, museums, theaters, nightlife and restaurants. One of the most sacred and historic cities in the world, Jerusalem is the perfect place to spend an exciting and enlightening semester or year.

Baruch haba! Welcome to Israel! Ours is one of the most intriguing countries and cultures in the world, and it’s also a great place for study abroad. Israel has it all: terrific weather, friendly people, amazing food and a unique culture not found anywhere else in the world. Best of all, modern Israel is a splendid mixture of ancient and new. The world’s three major monotheistic religions have their heart in Jerusalem, so history and faith abound from all corners. At the same time, however, twenty-first century Israel is as contemporary and developed as any European or North American society. Our program is based in Jerusalem. Here you’ll live alongside Israeli students and study in one of the world’s most prestigious universities. Come, and experience the magic of Israel. Shalom!

O F AQ GULF

EGYPT

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Sincerely, Monica Wasserbach Israel Resident Director

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ISRAEL CO-CURRICULAR

EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES ACTIVITIES

• Take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the Shuk (Jerusalem’s food market) • Visit Yad Vashem, The World Holocaust Remembrance Center • Engage with community members representing diverse religious, ethnic and sexual identities • Tour the Old City of Jerusalem and religious sites of three major world religions • Attend lectures on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict • Experience daily life on a communal agricultural settlement such as a kibbutz or moshav

EXCURSIONS • Take weekend trips to Northern and Southern Israel

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JERUSALEM MINIMUM GPA: 3.0 (4.0 scale) APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 15 Fall semester (Sept-Jan) October 15 Spring semester (Jan-June)

INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE

DIVERSITY AND COEXISTENCE PROGRAM SNAPSHOT • Take advantage of a unique opportunity to explore the intersections between identity, religion, community, nationalism and diversity in the city of coexistence — Jerusalem • Engage in an interdisciplinary study of Israel’s approach to pluralism and social cohesion • Program based at Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School, where courses are taught in English • Live and study on a secure campus setting that celebrates diversity • Tours of Jerusalem and other areas of Israel included • No previous study of Hebrew required • Specialized programs and tracks available

SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS AND TRACKS Give your experience in Jerusalem a special academic focus with the following academic options: • Arabic Immersion • Art Jerusalem • Dance Jerusalem • Dynamics of the Middle East • Spring in Jerusalem Honors Program • Jerusalem Sounds • General Study (a wide selection of courses from Rothberg International School)

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE • Pre-semester Ulpan Hebrew language course (5 credits, required for all students except those who choose the Arabic Immersion track) • Diversity and Coexistence (3 credits) • Three electives (3 credits each) • A 6-credit Arabic or Hebrew language course can replace two electives • A 1-credit internship is also available

$18,990 fall semester $18,990 spring semester

PROGRAM FEES (see what’s included on page 10) Based on 2017 fees. Please visit our website for 2018 fees.

HOUSING Students at Hebrew University live in the Scopus Student Village, located on Mount Scopus and a short walking distance from campus. Housing consists of suites with single bedrooms and shared living room, kitchen and bathroom facilities. Students who observe the Jewish Sabbath or who keep Kosher may request housing with other observant residents.

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Self-Catering

Internship

Electives Arabic Language (beginning through advanced available) Challenges of Regional Cooperation Colloquial Arabic Beginners Exploring Community & Culture in a Global Context Feminist Judaism, Theory and Practice: Contemporary Issues and Ideas Hebrew Language (beginning through advanced available) Hostility and Recognition: Social-Psychological Dynamics of Intergroup Conflict Independent Study Israeli Narratives of War and Peace Issues in Israeli Society Media and Nationalism from an Israeli Perspective Negotiating Middle East Peace The Palestinians: Modern History and Society Politics and Violence: Selected Topics Religion and Conflict in the Middle East: A Jewish Perspective

Population: 1 Million

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PROGRAM

COMPARISON NATIONAL ADVISORS COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS Marne Ausec Heather Powell Browne Theresa Cann Jessica Fetridge Cori Filson Jennifer Fritz Brian Harley Martha Johnson Carol Lebold Donna Mancini Sue Mennicke J. Scott Van der Meid Daniella Widdows Scott Wilson Taylor Woodman Jill McKinney Eloise Sureau-Hale

Kenyon College Colorado College Bryn Mawr College Northwestern University Skidmore College Bucknell University Purdue University University of Minnesota University of Massachusetts Haverford College Franklin & Marshall College Brandeis University Hampden-Sydney College Sewanee, The University of the South George Washington University Butler University (Ex Officio) Butler University (Ex Officio)

GPA City City Size CHINA Intensive Chinese Language

3.0 Shanghai

International Business in China *

3.0 Shanghai

Public Health Policy and Practice *

3.0

21st Century City

3.0 Shanghai

Exploring Community & Culture and Future-Focused Study Abroad are trademarks of the Institute for Study Abroad Not for sale. Printed on recycled paper using environmentally friendly ink. Please recycle by passing along to a friend or the study abroad office on your campus. The information in this booklet was accurate at the time of printing but is subject to change.

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Shanghai

Fall

24 million 24 million

INDIA

Spring

Spring

April 15

24 million

Fall

Available Terms and Application Deadlines

24 million

GPA City City Size

November 1

April 15

April 15

April 15

November 1

November 1 November 1

Available Terms and Application Deadlines Fall

Spring

The City, the River, the Sacred

3.0

Varanasi

1 million

April 15

November 1

Contemporary India *

3.0

Pune

5 million

April 15

November 1

Global and Public Health

3.0

Manipal

200,000

April 15

November 1

GPA City City Size

ISRAEL

Diversity and Coexistence *

3.0

*=Internships available. See program page for more detail.

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Available Terms and Application Deadlines

GPA University Size City City Size

Jerusalem

1 million

Available Terms and Application Deadlines Fall April 15

Spring October 15

Academic Year


For more details about our programs, please see our other catalogs: AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND EUROPE INTERNSHIPS LATIN AMERICA SUMMER

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