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*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.
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.
Three (3) credit hours
Credit Issued By:
University of Arkansas
: Offered at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels
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.
Lodging 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.
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.
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.
For additional information about courses or program content, contact faculty leaders:
Dr. Vibha Srivastava
CSES Professor of Plant Biotechnology
Dr. Mary Savin
CSES Professor of Microbial Ecology
For assistance with the application process, costs, travel arrangements, etc., contact the Office of Study Abroad.