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EIU Department of Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle Level Education

Study Abroad, India

Become a global educator by enriching your educational journey traveling to a fascinatingly diverse and colorful India. As the largest democracy in the world and an emerging leader in new technologies, contemporary India exhibits a mixture of old traditions and modern living. You will experience both as you visit the amazing landmarks such as the Taj Mahal and the Golden Temple and stay at amazingly contemporary hotels with all the amenities.

Classrooms in India will become your window to the education system in India as you interact with students and teachers from schools in Delhi and Hyderabad. Other exciting adventures that await you include riding an elephant, dining at a palace and shopping at the colorful local markets in each of the cities.

Date of Trip — July 25, 2016 - August 10, 2016.

Cost — $3990. This includes airfare, local transport, housing, many meals, excursions, all tours (including the Taj Mahal), and school placements. Additional costs include fees for the credits taken, passport and visa costs and spending money during the trip.

Scholarships are available.  For information and applications, go to: https://castle.eiu.edu/edabroad/scholarship.php#dept

Credit Available — Students may register for a minimum of one credit hour and a maximum of four credit hours (fees will be charged accordingly).

Courses Available

Undergraduate Options (students may select 1 to 4 credits):
        STG 4000*- Multicultural/Disabilities Practicum (1 cr)
        EDF 2555 - Diversity of Schools and Societies: Social and Global Perspectives (3 cr)
        ELE 3340*- Social Studies for the Elementary and Middle School (3 cr)
        ELE 4741 or SED 4741 - Independent study 1-3 Credits*
        STA 3970 Study Abroad: Faculty-Led
        After Your Trip:
               Take 
STA4000G* at EIU to fulfill your senior-seminar requirement!
Graduate Options:
        EDF 5550 **- Comparative and International Education (3 cr)
        ELE 5990 **- Independent study (1-3 credits)

         * — Must be admitted to teacher education program and have a passing score on
              the Basic Skills test.
         ** — Must be a graduate student.

India Links

Faculty Directors

Dr. Kiran Padmaraju
kpadmaraju@eiu.edu 

Dr. Daniel Carter
djcarter@eiu.edu

Interested? Check out Laura's Blog and Jori's Blog from Summer 2014, and Ashley's Blog from Summer 2015.

Talk to your adviser as soon as possible to make sure your plans are secure. Contact any of the faculty leaders for the trip: Dr. Padmaraju, or Dr. Carter.

For an application to the India program, click here.

Deadline for application/registration January 29, 2016.

Hard copies of the study abroad forms must be delivered to the Office of Study Abroad (Blair Hall 1207) by January 29, 2016.

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Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle Level Education

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600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-5728
Fax: 217-581-6300


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