Bollywood and Beyond program runs for
four weeks from late
December - late
January, and is
based in Mumbai (Bombay), India.
Tentative dates for 2011-12
are December 26, 2011-January 25, 2012.
The program is
designed to provide students with a rigorous
academic experience in one of the most dynamic
cultures in the modern world. A mixture of old
and new, rural and urban, spectacularly wealthy
and brutally poor, eastern and western, India is
a unique destination in the world for an
undergraduate student to be able to study.
open to all majors and satisfies a
core requirement for CMAT majors.
CLASS: CMAT 399 International Studies in
Bollywood and Beyond. This course will
through the lens of its
film and media and interpret
its culture and communication.
By analysis of its films, we will study how it
relates to India, how it communicates with the
masses and how it weaves itself into the
cultural aspects of India.
We will also explore
the rich history of India through on site
visits to places of cultural and historical
We will be based in
(formerly Bombay), is the financial capital of
Mumbai is also the commercial and entertainment
center of India: The city houses India's vast
Hindi film and television industry, known as
Bollywood. (Mumbai was the setting for the
Oscar winning film Slumdog Millionaire.)
We will be studying
Xavier Institute of Communications.
XIC, established in 1969,
is a professional media centre and by virtue of
its course offerings and enrollments, ranks
among the biggest non-government media centers
The travel component within India will include
explorations of India's history, culture, art,
and nature, from abandoned seats of empire to
one of India's most vibrant modern cities, from
nature parks to ancient caves. We will visit
major historical, cultural and natural sites in
India; this might include ancient Buddhist and
Hindu caves, beach environments and
the medieval capital
of the Hindu empire. We will also take several
one day trips in and around Mumbai.
During their stay in Mumbai,
students and their faculty director will live in
the YMCA International Center in Central Mumbai.
Hotel accommodation will be provided during
Total Estimated Costs Worksheet
Tuition for 4 credits
Sub-Total (Billable by SU)
Partial Board (varies by individual)
Books, School Supplies
Personal Entertainment (varies by individual)
COST: Estimated costs for the Program are
$3900. Costs will be finalized in the fall
2011. 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 SU faculty director, and XIC.
Admission is competitive and enrollment is
limited. Students will be admitted on a
rolling basis until the program is full.
The application deadline is
October 1, 2011.
Students should also submit
the following directly to the program director:
a completed faculty
recommendation form from a faculty member who
knows the student well (Recommendation
form available here).