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                            International NGO Fieldwork in India

     PLS 3175: "NGOs & Social Service Outreach" Fall Semester 2022
                           Study Abroad Trip: January 3-16, 2023

Past International NGO Fieldwork in India: January 3-16, 2023
Students will spend 8 days in Mumbai, India and 3 days in Dubai during the winter intercession to study International Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). Students will listen to lectures and did field research with students at the University of Mumbai, toured the Dharavi slums, and volunteer with local NGOs. Students signed up for the pre-requisite course, PLS 3175 (74110): "NGOs and Social Service Outreach" in the Fall Semester 2022, Tuesdays: 5:30-8:15 p.m. Students will created their own nonprofit organization in this course. Students also learned how to write grant proposals. This course examined the missions of international NGOs such as Doctors Without Borders, MAP International, The Red Cross, The Salvation Army, World Vision, Habitat for Humanity, CARE, Oxfam, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation among other NGOs. At the end of this course, students traveled to Mumbai during the winter intercession to observe India-based International NGOs and volunteer in these organizations. Students who participated in the India program registered for CLS 4990-05 (3 units) in the Spring Semester 2023.

NGO Shadow Day Organizations
*Spark-A-Change Foundation
*Udaan India Foundation
*Annamrita Food for Life Foundation
*Association of Social Beyond Boundaries
*We Love Animals Foundation
*Jai Vakeel School

Site Visits in Mumbai
*The Taj Hotel (Hotel Mumbai)
*University of Mumbai
*Dharavi Slums
*Gateway of India
*Siddhivinayak Temple
*Elephanta Cave Temples
*Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station
*Marine Drive
*Shivaji Park
*Kala Ghoda Art Precint
*Global Vipassana Pagoda

Approximate Program Cost:
$3,200 (includes airfare, lodging, food, insurance)

Financial Aid: because this fieldwork experience is integrated with the Spring Semester 2022 course, financial aid from Spring 2022 can be used for this trip.

2022 Study Abroad Trips
International NGO Fieldwork in Vancouver: January 3-16, 2022
International NGO Fieldwork in London: May 18-June 1, 2022

For More Information:
Dr. Renford Reese
Political Science Department

For the Application Process:
Grace Olguin
Study Abroad, International Center
Bldg. 1, Rm 104
Telephone: (909) 869-4730