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India Studies Exposé

St. Xavier's College, Mumbai

India is overwhelming and yet welcoming. It is different and yet, it will become a part of you. The India Studies Exposé is a unique program offered by St. Xavier's College through its various departments along with other Institutes on campus - the Heras Institute of Indian History and Culture, Xavier Institute of Management and Research(XIMR) and Xavier Institute of Communication(XIC).

Mumbai(formerly, Bombay) is known to many as the city of dreams, the Commercial and Entertainment capital of India, the most populous city in India. Commerce and business of every kind flourishes here. The city is home to Bollywood, the Reserve Bank of India(RBI), the Bombay Stock Exchange, corporate headquarters of a large number of industrial houses and multinational companies. Mumbai is a city of contrasting lifestyles where the economic elite and the vulnerable poor have come to co-exist. It is also home to the largest innercity population in Asia besides a large urban middle class that finds sustenance and livelihood mostly in the organized sector.

This program intends to give undergraduate students a good exposure of the culture and lifestyle of urban India. Filled with lectures, workshops and field exposure trips on Indian History and Culture, Indian Society and the Indian Economy and Polity, the three-week program begins in the third week of July. The work done is equivalent to a three-credit course. Besides this summer course, we also offer semester and year-long exchange programs. Please visit for more information.

Location: Mumbai, India

NY departure and return dates: July 25 - August 15
Arrive in Mumbai morning of July 26

This summer course will introduce students to the following areas of study:
      · Ancient Indian Culture
      · History of India 10th Century Onward
      · Art and Architecture of India
      · Indian Democracy and the Threats to it
      · Indian Constitution
      · Diversity/ Multi-Culturalism
      · Gender Issues
      · Terrorism
      · Bollywood-Film Industry
      · Journalism in Mumbai
      · Family-Run Businesses
      · Micro Finance for the Poor
· Basic Hindi Language Course

Program Costs

Cost (includes all expenses below except airfare): $3500

Course Fee: $1200

Enrollment fee: $300

International Service Fee: $300

Room and Board: $1050

Excursion and Cultural Program: $650

Application Deadline: April 2, 2012

Programs are open to all undergraduate students from all CUNY campuses (unless restricted by level of study, language fluency, or other program criteria). Travel on Fridays and some Saturdays for some programs.

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65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, New York 11367-1597 
718-997-5055 (FAX)  
Email: Education Abroad


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