The Mount Royal University Office of International Education field school to India takes place every two years and is open to students in the faculties of Communication Studies and Health and Community Studies.

Our partners in India include Sri Ram Ashram and Lovely Professional University (LPU).

In 2012, 25 students participated in the field school and in 2014 a total of 27 took part.

Thirty students participated in the 2016 edition of the field school.

Journalism student Curtis Dowhaniuk, who was part of the 2012 cohort, returned to India in 2014 as a peer mentor. His goal with this video feature was to capture what the India Field School experience meant to various students.

MRU India – The field school experience from MRU Journalism and Broadcasting on Vimeo.

In addition to their ashram stay the students have taken classes in Indian cooking, dance, yoga, and Hindi. They have also participated in formal debates with students from LPU, and visited a range of India’s cultural and historical sites including the Taj Mahal, the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the mystical mountain city of Dharamshala, the Hindu holy city of Haridwar on the banks of the Ganges, and New Delhi, India’s storied capital city.

Planning for the India field school begins the year before the students arrive in India and includes course credit in International Community Development & Intercultural Communication.

Planning for the India 2018 field school is underway.

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