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Winter Interterm Courses

ISL Dharamsala: Tibet and the Power of Nonviolence

Course Number INTS 3705/4706 4 credits

Dates: November 26- December 22, 2016
Location: Delhi/Dharamsala Nov. 22-Dec 22
Instructor: Alan Gilbert
Application Deadline: May 15, 2016

Description

International Service Learning Dharamsala provides students the unique opportunity to learn about Dharamsala, home to the Dali Lama and Tibetan government in exile, through combined academic study and service work in northern India. During fall quarter, students will study the history, culture, and struggles of the people of Tibet and India, with a particular focus on nonviolence movements. The combination of lectures, readings, guest speakers, and assignments will prepare students for their two week stay in India and will focus on ideas of tolerance, religion, culture and human rights. During their time in Dharmasala, a service learning placement, along with cultural immersion, will provide students insight into the complexities of the social justice issues and cultural nuances that they have been studying. 

This four credit international service-learning course is open to undergraduate and graduate students of all majors. Coursework begins fall quarter with sessions held on Thursday evenings from 5-9pm. The group travels to India for 3.5 weeks during winter interterm upon completion of finals. 

Applications Due: May 15th 2016

Complete the application packet and return to Shannon Jahn, Interterm Manager at Shannon.Jahn@du.edu

Approximate travel costs*:

Airfare: $1,700 - $1,900 (Students are responsible for making their own flight arrangements.)
Program Fee: $1150 (Fee covers lodging, group activities, travel within country and some meals. Program fee is applied to tuition bill)
Cancellation Fee: $1150 (Fee covers lodging, group activities, travel within country and some meals. Program fee is applied to tuition bill)

*These expenses can be subject to change. Cost of tuition is additional to the above fees. 

For more course information, contact Alan Gilbert.

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 15 STUDENTS.