Camden: Journalism in India
Agra, India; Delhi, India; Jaipur, India (Outgoing Program)
INSIDE INDIA: EXPLORING THE COUNTRY'S HISTORY, CULTURE, AND MASS MEDIA
This Learning Abroad course, which is being offered to both undergraduate and graduate students, will explore a vast array of issues facing India and give Rutgers students the up-close chance to research and report on these subjects first hand while traveling in India, an opportunity typically limited to the elite group of journalists who are assigned to such highly coveted foreign bureaus. During alternating weekly classes both before and after the trip, we will discuss the history, media and culture of India, and issues pertaining to the role and function of journalism there and in developing countries as a whole. Students will gain a firm understanding of the country's past and present and learn to make connections between India’s history and the kinds of stories that are being reported there today. These in-class discussions will be reinforced by a 12-day trip during Spring Break to India’s Golden Triangle: the cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, plus Ranthambhore National Park. Highlights of our fully-guided trip will include touring the site where Gandhi was killed in Delhi, a dawn visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra, elephant rides at the Amber Fort in Jaipur, a two-day tiger-viewing safari at the national park, visits to top Indian newspaper and television headquarters and meeting with faculty and students at a university program focusing on international communications. Students will maintain a culture blog throughout the semester, an experiential journal during our travels, and produce a magazine-type article by the end of the semester based on their research and in-country reporting.
Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, India
Faculty Directors: Jill Capuzzo (firstname.lastname@example.org), Department of English
Course Number: 50:350:389, Cross-Listed with 56:350:505I1, 56:606:613I8
Spring Break 2017: Approximately March 10-21, 2017 (subject to change)
Program Cost: Approximately $2,500
Program Cost Includes
HTH Travel Health Insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include
Course Tuition (all Rutgers students must register for the course to participate in this program)
Passport Fee (if you do not have a current, valid passport)
Visa Fee (**All travelers are required to obtain a visa**)
Personal expenses while abroad (including certain meals)
*Please complete all components of the application, including passport number and expiration date.
*Upon completion of this application, the Center for International Programs will register you in the course.
*To withdraw, please contact the Center for International Programs at email@example.com. Remember: once you sign the Camden Statement of Financial Responsibility, you may be responsible for paying the entire cost of the program.