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Interterm Courses

Winter Interterm Courses

ISL Dharamsala: Tibet, Global Citizenship, & Community Literacies


ENGL 3810/4510 or WRIT 3810 - 4 credits

Dates: November 27- December 22, 2018
Location: Delhi/Dharamsala Nov. 30-Dec 22
Instructor: Daniel Singer & Selah Saterstrom
Application Deadline: October 19, 8:00am (MST). Note: Waitlist only; this course is currently FULL.


ISL Dharamsala presents DU students with the unique opportunity to study international community literacies as a practical component of global citizenship through service-learning placements and study in Dharamsala, India. Home of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile, Dharamsala is a multi-generational community located in the northern Indian foothills of the Himalayas. During fall quarter, students will study community literacies in the practice of global citizenship and service while immersed in the geo-political, religious, and other contexts experienced by Tibetans in exile. During their time in Dharamsala, cultural immersion and a service-learning placement will give students insight into the complexities of social justice issues and cultural nuances they have been studying and provide opportunities to contribute to local and global society through informed and reflective practice.

This four-credit international service-learning course is open to undergraduate and graduate students of all majors. Coursework begins fall quarter with three sessions held on Friday mornings from 8 - 11:30 am, as well as one Saturday retreat. The group travels to India for 3.5 weeks during winter interterm upon completion of finals.

Applications Due: October 15th, 2018

Complete the student registration request form in order to register for this course. 

Approximate travel costs*:

Airfare: $1,300 - $1,500 (Students are responsible for making their own flight arrangements.)
Program Fee: $1400 (Fee covers lodging, group activities, travel within country and some meals. Program fee is applied to tuition bill)
Cancellation Fee: $1400 (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. 

Interterm scholarships are available to eligible students. Need-based and merit-based scholarships are granted on a first-come, first-served basis. 

For more course information, contact Selah Saterstrom.