The Summer Studies in India Program was led by Faculty Supervisor Mr. Paul Del Motte, faculty member at Mount Allison University. 6 students participated for the duration of 7weeks from May, 21st to July 7th, 2018. The three major courses studied by the students included Culture &Civilization of India, Gender in India & Science, and Technology & Sustainable Development in India. The highlights of the program is a weeklong trip to the historical and cultural sites belonging to 6th to 16th Century of North Karnataka. The places included Badami, Ihole, Pattadkal, Hampi& Bijapur. In the end of the course, the students wrote term papers and some of the highlighting topics are as follows.
● Ayurveda History and Its Relation to Vedic/Hindu Influences ● The Garment Industry’s Impact on women in Indian Society ● Love and Despair Across Cultures: The Unique Challenges of NRI wives abroad and Foreign Women Married to Indian Men ● Cultural Beliefs and Women’s Social Participation in Japan and India ● The Unsustainability of Gentrification in India: The Need for Sustainable Urbanization for People, not for Profit Contexts ● Trickle-Down Corruption and its Effect on the Indian Economy, Environment and Politics