|Location: Hyderabad, India
View Larger Map
Program participants will be going to India for an 11 day trip to experience the culture of a developing country that has made great strides in technology in recent years. They will observe teachers in both private and public schools (where the medium of instruction is English) and will be able to interact with veteran teachers. Apart from seeing the many historical and cultural venues in Hyderabad, they will have the opportunity to see the Taj Mahal before returning to Chicago.
Activities / Itinerary
Wednesday, December 26- Start for Hyderabad, India from Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Friday, December 28- Reach Hyderabad – Pickup arranged at Hyderabad airport to go directly to the place of residence for the trip. Meet and greet with veteran teachers from India, pizza dinner and snacks included .
Saturday, December 29-Head out to Jubilee Hills Public School for an orientation and tour of JHPS, meet mentor teachers, visit classrooms and interact with students, and meet some parents during lunch hour for an open discussion about education at the school.
Sunday, December 30- Faith tour – Visit a Gurudwara, a Hindu temple and a church. After lunch, head to Salar Jung museum and then see the Charminar (an icon of the city), visit a Masjid and the Bazaar at Charminar.
Monday, December 31- Spend the day at Jubilee Hills Public School with the mento teachers. The evening will be spent at Go to Shilpa Ramam, an arts, crafts and cultural village. Head out for a New Year Eve’s bash at a 5 star hotel (includes dinner, dance and music till late into the night).
Tuesday, January 1- Optional – Walk/Jog at KBR park near Jubilee Hills, and visit some laughing clubs. In the afternoon head to InOrbit mall for a Bollywood movie.
Wednesday, January 2- Visit to Ramoji Film City for the Ramoji Star Experience, that includes lunch and refreshments throughout the visit. In the evening head to Golconda Fort for the Sound and Light Show.
Thursday, January 3- 10:00 am – Head out to Delhi Public School for a visit to the school and a tour. Spend the afternoon at the school and play a short cricket match with the school students. At 4:00 pm, head back to the residence, get refreshed and packed and head out to the railway station for the overnight train trip to Agra.
Friday, January 4- Reach Agra. Have breakfast and then go to see the Taj Mahal. See the Taj Mahal, go to a souvenir store. Head back on the road to New Delhi, have a drive by tour of historic monuments in Delhi and head to the Airport for the late night flight back to Chicago.
Make course/substitution selections on your EIU Program Application. The credit hours associated with your selections may not exceed the credit hours allocated for this program: 4
Below are the choices available for this program:
STG 4000- Multicultural/Disabilities Practicum
EDF 2555- Diversity of Schools and Societies: Social and Global Perspectives
EDF 5550- Comparative and International Education
ELE 3340- Social Studies for the Elementary and Middle School
ELE 4741, SED 4741 or ELE 5990- Independent Study 1-3 Credits*
Possible options for stay (based on number of students who sign up):
At least two pre-departure orientations will be provided and are required for all participants.
Your faculty leader will hold one of these orientations, where he/she will cover information on safety, health, legal, environmental, political, cultural, and religious conditions in the host country(ies), as well as planning logistics.
The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) will hold the other orientation. They will cover general information about traveling abroad to different areas of the world and facilitate a panel discussion composed of students who have already participated in faculty-led study abroad programs.
You are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet on your host countries. It will provide you with a great deal of information to help you prepare for your trip.
**Please be aware that you are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information on entry requirements. The Office of Study Abroad only provides general information, as visa regulations and procedures are constantly changing. Please consult the Consulate for more information. **