Gender, Culture, and Human Rights in India

UWB students at Ambedkar University Delhi

Overview: UW Bothell Global Initiatives and the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences is pleased to offer a unique Spring Break 2017 opportunity to explore gender, culture, and human rights-related issues in India. During two weeks split between New Delhi and Jaipur, students will have the opportunity to experience two culturally distinct states in India, visit with community organizations, interact with college students and women from urban and rural areas, and read cultural and literary representations of women’s issues. Students will return to the U.S. for the second part of the course, integrating their learning with the UW Bothell curriculum of Global Studies, Media and Communication Studies, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, and Master of Arts in Cultural Studies. The second portion of the class will involve three class meetings and online work during Spring Quarter.

Above: UW students after a class visit at Ambedkar University Delhi, March 2016. Photo courtesy of Kristin Gustafson.

Program Dates: Three pre-departure sessions during Winter Quarter. March 11 – March 26, 2017 in India. Three class meetings on the UW Bothell campus during Spring Quarter.

Location: New Delhi and Jaipur in India; UW Bothell campus.

Program Directors: Alka Kurian,, and Camille Walsh,, UW Bothell School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

Program Fee: $3,200 (estimated), which covers: housing, most meals, local transportation, and 5 Spring Quarter credits (fee may be lowered slightly depending on final number of participating students).

Academic Credits: 5 credits of BIS 480

Additional Costs: Airfare (~$1,500), study abroad fee ($250), travel insurance ($40), vaccinations (~$300 depending on health insurance), meals, passport, visa (~$60), personal expenses at UW Bothell and while abroad.
*** Financial aid and scholarships may be available to help with these costs ***