The Mount Royal University Office of International Education field school to India takes place every two years and is open to all students from across the university. Students will complete 2 General Education Designated Courses within this field school.
Our partners in India include Sri Ram Ashram and Lovely Professional University (LPU).
Number of participants:
- 2012 – 25 Students
- 2014 – 27 Students
- 2016 – 29 Students
- 2018 – 18 Students
For 2020, 18-25 Students will be accepted into the program
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.
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 2020 field school is underway.
MRU India field school in the media:
- Join us on Facebook: “MRU India Field School”
- MRU International Education (see page 20)
- New field school proposal tabled for India
- Video from LPU
- The Calgary Journal – July/Aug 2015 (page 34)
- MRU News: May 2013
- (CSL) Citation Designation for India Field School Course (July 2014)