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WGSS Study Abroad

Study Abroad in India

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Classics & World Religions teamed up for an amazing program experience at Gawande College in Umarkhed, Maharashtra, India. Students have the chance to explore gender in the cultural, religious, and social context of contemporary rural India. This context provides students with an opportunity to think about both the empirical and policy dimensions of conventional development work as well as to confront difficult normative questions about the trajectory and meaning of "development" itself. Exposure to everyday life in Indian villages and visits to unique sites like the Buddhist cave monasteries at Ajanta are a major part of the coursework.

In collaboration with Gawande College, OHIO students will have the opportunity to meet with local college students and through the service learning portion of the program OHIO students will assist their Indian counterparts with English language learning. Gawande College is named after a local Athens family whose support of the institution goes back for decades.

For more information, contact Dr. Julie White.

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