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Description:

This interdisciplinary three credit study abroad course will be offered May 18 – June 9, 2014 in Bangalore, India. A precursor for-credit study abroad course occured in January 2013 in Delhi. The next course will be taught by Fred Rose (IonE), Julian Marshall (CE) and Brian Bell (IonE) along with staff from the Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS) in Bangalore, India.

The course will include three weeks of travel in India with in depth field visits, guest lectures and teamwork. Field visits and lectures will entail meeting with entrepreneurs, non-profit leaders, government officials, academics, and communities. The course will also provide an opportunity for students to refine or develop their own sustainable social venture solutions to address a grand challenge in India. Topics in focus include water, energy, food, waste, transportation, and more.

Resources:

2014 course blog

2014 India course flyer

2014 India course introductory presentation

2013 course syllabus

2013 course blog

Prerequisite:

Instructor permission. Interested students can contact Adam Pagel at pagel {at} umn.edu with questions.

Course Offered:

The next travel dates will be May 18 – June 9, 2014. The cost per student will be approximately $4800.

More details, including the application process, are available on the study abroad site.

 

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In Govind Puri slums learning about quality of life with local high school students and micro Home Solutions.

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At the Taj Mahal for New Year’s Eve.

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Lunch meeting with Chief of Science, Technology and Environment at the US Embassy in Delhi, India.

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Visiting GOONJ‘s upcycling facility in Delhi.

PARENT INSTITUTE
Acara is a social entrepreneurship program of the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment in partnership with the College of Science and Engineering and the Carlson School of Management.

UPCOMING EVENTS

2014 Acara Spring Institute

April 12, 2014: Spring Institute - Do the Match

April 26, 2014: Spring Institute - Tell me a Story

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