The 2014 Gandhi Legacy Tour runs for just under three weeks during the January intersession. The program will be guided by Dr. Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mohandas Gandhi and Scholar-in-Residence with Salisbury University's Center for Conflict Resolution. The private tour will provide students with a unique academic and cultural experience of walking in the footsteps of Gandhi through the world's largest and most diverse modern democracy. The tour begins in Mumbai and ends in New Delhi. Students will also take in lectures from not only Gandhi experts but from Gandhi family members including Arun's son Tushar Gandhi. Modern India is a dynamic and complex country that possesses many divergent characteristics. All at once it possesses vast cultural riches and distitute poverty. India is the cradle of South Asia and a resurgent economic power that is balancing, as best it can, many ancient traditions with the accelerating forces of modernization. One eye is on the rich past and the other is on the future. In part, the clash of old and new is a direct result of Gandhi's influence, in particular his nonviolent "Quit India" campaign that set in motion the model of democratic self-determination from which many 20th and 21st century people power movements have taken guidance. As such, students will come away with an appreciation not only of India's past and present but the impact of its most famous citizen -- the Mahatma -- Gandhi, one of the most recognized names in world history.
CLASSES: Students will earn either four (4) undergraduate academic credits or (3) graduate academic credits taken from one of the two courses offered in the program:
CADR 405: The Gandhi Legacy Tour -- This course is designed to take students on a journey across India in order to connect historical events in Gandhi's life with the locations where they ocurred. The course allows students to walk in the footsteps of Gandhi and to appreciate and learn not only how he left a legacy for India, but the world in the areas of civil society, culture, agriculture, economics, religion, politics and individual experiments with the truth. Prerequisites: CADR 100 or 200. Open to all majors.
CADR 630: The Gandhi Legacy Tour -- This course is designed to take students on a journey across India in order to connect historical events in Gandhi's life with the locations where they ocurred. The course allows students to walk in the footsteps of Gandhi and to appreciate and learn not only how he left a legacy for India, but the world in the areas of civil society, culture, agriculture, economics, religion, politics and individual experiments with the truth. Graduate students will have different course outcome requirements including in country presentations on topics focusing on principles of Gandhian nonviolence.
EXCURSIONS: The travel component within India is still under development and will be finalized in the fall 2013. The Gandhi Legacy Tour is a study abroad program on the move from one Gandhi landmark to another. The travel component within India will definitely include visits to historical, cultural, and natural landmarks.
HOUSING: Hotel accommodation will be provided throughout the program. Students can expect to spend a few days in each location throughout the tour. The hotels will be appropriate for Western college students, but will be modest in order to keep program costs low for the student participants.
COST: Estimated costs for the 2014 Gandhi Legacy Tour program are $4880. Costs will be finalized in the fall 2013. The price will include round-trip airfare, room and partial board in India, in-country travel and lodging during the excursions, and extensive travel assistance provided by the faculty program directors, Ambassador Becker and Dr. Gandhi. Some additional costs not included may be passport and visa fees, vaccinations and personal expenses (gifts, souvenirs, etc).
Admission is competitive and enrollment is limited. Students will be admitted on a rolling basis until the program is full.
The application deadline is Sept 15, 2013.
Students should also submit the following directly to the program director: