ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Macalester College defender Brianna Besch (Jr., Cairo, Egypt/Cairo American College) is blogging about her student-abroad experience in Pune, Mahariashtra, India.
An environmental studies/geography major, Besch is studying aborad through a program sponsored by Alliance for Global Eduction, a not-for-profit partnership of the College of Global Studies at Arcadia University and the Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University.
The Contemporary India program introduces U.S. undergraduates to some of the most dynamic, exciting areas of Indian society, politics, economics, and culture today. Environmental issues, development, social justice, economics and public health, in particular, are key areas in which India both faces unprecedented challenges and is on the global cutting edge of finding solutions.
By providing a core academic base and allowing progressive specialization though electives, culminating in an internship, directed research project, or documentary film of the student's own choosing, the Alliance's Contemporary India program takes an interdisciplinary yet focused approach to these timely and provocative issues, both as they apply to India and in their global context.
Through this lens of Contemporary India, the Alliance seeks to turn highly-motivated, adventurous U.S. undergraduates from a wide variety of majors and academic interests into sensitive and sophisticated global citizens, with a nuanced understanding of complex international, regional, and local issues.
Classes are offered in English at Ferguson University and cover issues including environmental issues, economic development and social justice in India.
For more information, check out her blog at Brianna Besch's India Blog