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  • Locations: Agra, India; Jaipur, India; Modipuram, India; Muradnagar, India; New Delhi, India
  • Program Terms: January Intersession
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: January Intersession
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
January Intersession 2018 10/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission 01/02/2018 01/15/2018
NOTE: EARLY APPLICATION IS STRONGLY ADVISED. We retain the right to close applications before the published deadline above if all spots are filled. Program start and end dates are subject to slight change.

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Veronica Mobley Housing Options: Hotel/Hostel
Minimum GPA:
2.5 Program Type: U of A Faculty-Led
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: 0 none
Language Courses Offered: No Credit Type: U of A Credit
Open to non-U of A students?: No Credit Hours Available: 3 Credit Hours
Area of Study: Agricultural Education, Agriculture Communications, Anthropology, Bioenergy and Sustainable Tech, Business (Agricultural), Crop Science, Earth Science, Ecology, Environmental Soil & Water Sci, Horticulture, Human Environmental Sciences, Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation, International Relations, Plant Science, Sustainability Program Duration: 2 weeks
Open to Graduate Students?: Yes
Program Description:

HOW TO APPLY
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
ELIGIBILITY
ACADEMICS
ACCOMMODATIONS & EXCURSIONS
ESTIMATED COSTS
SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID
CONTACT US
 

HOW TO APPLY

India Cattle farmingOnce applications open, click the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page to begin. 

Once your application is completed, your application will be reviewed and a decision will be made. You will be notified of the decision through the HogsAbroad portal.

If you don't yet have your passport, don't worry! You do not need a physical copy of your passport in order to apply for the program. However, if you don't already have a passport, please be proactive and begin your passport application today.
 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Application Deadline: 

India Female Farmers*Priority Deadline:    TBD 
**Regular Deadline:  10/1/2017

*Program may fill before regular deadline; therefore, early application is advised
**Post-priority applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the regular deadline


The purpose of the course is to help students develop global perspective and cultural understanding, specifically of Indian agriculture and its challenges. Indian agriculture accounts for one of the largest markets of agricultural products, food, fiber and fuel. Therefore, upon completion of this course, students should be able to: 1. Identify major agricultural commodities and challenges to agriculture in India; 2. Compare and contrast major differences in farm structures or food supply chain between America and India; 3. Describe the state of research in India for an area relevant to agriculture such as biofuels, soil or water management, biotechnology and GMO issues, and agricultural economics; 4. Reflect upon preconceived notions and changes in perception and understanding of life in urban and rural Indian communities.
 

ELIGIBILITY

Students must:

          Complete a minimum of 24 credit hours* by the beginning of the program abroad

          Possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better at the time of application

*Students who have completed less than 24 credit hours may be admissible upon recommendation of faculty leader with support of the dean of the sponsoring college.
 

ACADEMICS

Travel Dates:  TBD 2018

Credit Hours:  Three (3) credit hours 
 
Credit Issued By:  University of Arkansas
 
Courses:  Offered at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels
                  AFLS 401V
                  AFLS 401VH
                

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify major agricultural commodities and challenges to agriculture in India.
2. Compare and contrast major differences in farm structures or food supply chain between America and India.
3. Describe the state of research in India for an area relevant to agriculture such as biofuels, soil or water management, biotechnology and GMO issues, and agricultural economics.
4. Reflect upon preconceived notions and changes in perception and understanding of life in urban and rural Indian communities.
 

ACCOMMODATIONS

India Farming FieldsLodging is arranged by the program provider and will most likely be in hotels and bed and breakfasts. Students will be interacting with other students and scientists at research institutes to learn about Indian agriculture as well as its problems and challenges, and how Indians are working to solve them. Students will also be interacting with local farmers and community members through coordination with Indian Extension personnel and social workers to learn about daily life in rural communities.

 

JaipurEXCURSIONS
Students will have the opportunity to travel to numerous cultural sites. Specific excursions include a trip to the Taj Mahal, which is widely considered to be the most beautiful building in the world. Participants will also explore multiple historical monuments around the city of Jaipur. 


 

SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid and scholarships are available to U of A students.

In many cases, you can also use your current scholarships and financial aid to help finance your program. If you receive scholarships, grants, or loans as a U of A student, please contact your Financial Aid Advisor in Silas Hunt Hall (479-575-3806) to see how much of your current aid package you’ll be able to utilize towards this summer study abroad program or to apply for loans. Participants on this program may also be eligible to apply for these institutional and national scholarships below. Criteria for scholarships vary, and students should read eligibility requirements carefully. 
 
U of A students should check out other funding opportunities on our website
 
This list is not comprehensive.

CONTACT US

For additional information about courses or program content, contact faculty leaders:

Dr. Vibha Srivastava
CSES Professor of Plant Biotechnology
vibhas@uark.edu
479-575-4872

Dr. Mary Savin
CSES Professor of Microbial Ecology
msavin@uark.edu
479-575-5740

For assistance with the application process, costs, travel arrangements, etc., contact the Office of Study Abroad.