INDIA: THE GANDHI LEGACY TOUR
The 2012 Gandhi
Legacy Tour runs for 18 days 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.
Students will earn either four (4)
undergraduate academic credits or (3) graduate academic
credits taken from one of the two courses offered in the
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.
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EXCURSIONS: The travel
component within India is still under development and
will be finalized in the summer 2011.
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.
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
Estimated costs for the 2012
Gandhi Legacy Tour program are $4600.
Costs will be
finalized in the fall 2012.
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, Drs. Polkinghorn
and Gandhi. Some
additional costs not included may be passport and visa
fees, vaccinations and personal expenses (gifts,
Admission is competitive and enrollment is
limited. Students will be admitted on a
rolling basis until the program is full.
The application deadline is
July 15, 2011.
Students should also submit
the following directly to the program director:
unofficial transcript demonstrating overall Grade
Point Average of 2.5;
- A one page essay
answering the question, "What do you hope to
learn through your participation on the The
Gandhi Legacy Tour study abroad program?"
- A completed
faculty recommendation form from a faculty member who
knows the student well.
form available here.