Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Jaipur, India
- Program Terms: Fall, Spring
- Restrictions: SU applicants only
- Courses Offered
Sustainable Development and Social ChangeThis program, hosted by SIT (the School for International Training), allows students to opportunity to examine socioeconomic development trends in Northern India as well as tensions and challenges shaping India today. Located in Jaipur, a city of 3 million people and the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan, the program focuses on sustainability and development in an emerging global city. Students gain foundational knowledge of India's past, present, and future development paradigms, economic growth, and social change. Topics of study include: India's transition post-1990s, India's polity and governance mechanisms, Indian society and its marginalized communities, sustainability in India, and radical ecology democracy (RED). Students are able to explore the city of Jaipur, a bustling hub of NGOs engaged in development projects, social justice initiatives, and political activism, while gaining exposure to Indian experts in development and learning Hindi. A hallmark of SIT programs, students will also work on an Independent Study Project to critically examine a topic, situation, of community relevant to the topic of health and human rights in India.Program Details
Students live in a homestay for six weeks in Jaipur. Other accommodations may include hostels, educational institutions, or small hotels.
All U.S. citizens and most non-U.S. citizens are required to have a student visa for their semester in India. SIT will provide assistance with the visa application process.
You will pay SU tuition and can apply all SU financial aid except work study. Besides tuition, you will also be charged program fee which covers pre-departure meetings, International Travel insurance and services not covered by tuition and for which a separate fee is not charged.
For the program fee and further explanation of estimated costs, please see the financial planning budget here:SIT India Sustainable Development 2017-2018.pdf
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Applying to this program requires completion of both the Syracuse Abroad and SIT application.
Please note: due to the small number of spaces in each program, it is possible for a program to reach maximum enrollment before the application due date. Please apply early!