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                              International NGO Fieldwork in India

     PLS 3175: "NGOs & Social Service Outreach" Fall Semester 2019
                                           Trip: January 1-15, 2020

International NGO Fieldwork in India: January 1-15, 2020

Students will spend two weeks in Mumbai, India during the winter intercession to study International Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). Students will listen to lectures and interact with students at the University of Mumbai, conduct field research in the Dhavari slums, and volunteer with NGOs in Mumbai. Eligible students must sign up for the pre-requisite course, PLS 3175: "NGOs and Social Service Outreach" in the Fall Semester 2019, Wednesdays: 5:30-8:15 p.m. Students will create their own nonprofit organization in this course. Students will also learn how to write grant proposals. This course will examine 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 will travel to Mumbai during the winter intercession to observe India-based International NGOs and volunteer in these organizations. Students who participate in the India program will register for CLS 4990-01 (3 units) in the Spring Semester 2020. The trip will be limited to 24 students.

NGO Site Visits
*Akshara Centre
*The Sports Gurukul
*Smile Foundation
*United Way Mumbai
*Bigger Than Life
*Animals Matter To Me

Site Visits in Mumbai
*Hotel Mumbai
*University of Mumbai
*Slumdog Millionaire Tour
*Gateway of India
*Siddhivinayak Temple
*Elephanta Cave Temples
*Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station
*Marine Drive
*Haji Ali Dargah
*Sanjay Ghadhi National Park
*Kala Ghoda Art Precint
*Global Vipassana Pagoda

Approximate Program Cost:
$3,500 (includes airfare, lodging, food, insurance)

Financial Aid: because this fieldwork experience is integrated with a Spring Semester 2020 course, financial aid from Spring 2020 can be used for this trip. Contact: Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships Cal Poly Pomona University (909) 869-3706

Other 2020 Study Abroad Trips
International NGO Fieldwork in London: May 20-June 2, 2020

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