HEROHyderabad
FSP

ASCL/WGSS FSP Hyderabad

Hyderabad, India

Program At a Glance

Terms Offered

Winter

Language

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Hindi

Classes In

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English

Lodging

Dormitory

Department

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Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

The Asian, Societies, Cultures and Languages Program with the Program in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies offer a foreign study program in Hyderabad, India. Courses are taught on the campus of the University of Hyderabad. Dartmouth students will take two required courses and enroll in a third with UoH students from a list of offerings.

Hyderabad is a dynamic and multicultural city in southeastern India with a population of 6.8 million. It is particularly known as a city in which Hindu and Muslim cultures have commingled for over four hundred years. Hyderabad is home to a number of institutions of higher learning, including Osmania University, the Indian School of Business, and the prestigious University of Hyderabad. In addition, Hyderabad is the center of the Telegu film industry and has a well-developed information technology sector. The population of Hyderabad is cosmopolitan and multilingual (speaking Telugu, Hindi, Urdu, and English), but students will have little difficulty navigating the city using English alone.

THE STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

Faculty Director

Curriculum

ASCL 59.01:
Gender and the Modern Media in India

ASCL 59.02:
Local Choice - choose between two or three pre-selected University of Hyderabad courses

ASCL 59.03
Faculty Director's Course
 

Prerequisites

Two courses, one taken from WGSS and the other from ASCL (some courses appear on both lists). Applicants should consult with the ASCL or WGSS chair for these lists.

Faculty Director

Curriculum

ASCL 59.01:
Gender and the Modern Media in India
This course will be taught by local faculty.  India has one of the world's most dynamic film industries, and its influence has now stretched well beyond the subcontinent. This course will examine modern Indian film through the lens of gender.

ASCL 59.02:
Local Choice
Students will choose from among several regular offerings at the University of Hyderabad and be integrated into their chosen course, studying alongside Indian students. The course options may change from year to year, but all will have a general focus on India. Previous course offerings have included: "Women's Movements in India," "Community Media and the Public Sphere," "Urban Environments," and "Understanding Digital Media and Cyberculture."

ASCL 59.03:
Faculty Director's Course
“Ethnography of Indian Performing Arts,” taught by Professor Levin, draws on the methodologies of ethnographic fieldwork. Students will explore a variety of performance subcultures ranging from classical music (raga) and dance (Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi) to traditional popular-religious and folk genres, contemporary filmi music, and locally-inflected pop, both in Hyderabad and during excursions to other regions of India. 

Coursework will be supplemented by excursions and guest lectures. Dartmouth also expects to make available instruction in Hindi for those who wish to study a language on a non-credit basis.

All three courses on the FSP will qualify for credit toward the ASCL major. ASCL 59.01 will qualify for credit toward the WGSS major. ASCL 59.03 and ASCL 59.02 may or may not qualify for the WGSS major depending on their content in a given year, as well as the focus of the work the student produces for the course.

Prerequisites

Two courses, one taken from WGSS and the other from ASCL (some courses appear on both lists). Applicants should consult with the ASCL or WGSS chair for these lists.

STUDENT LIFE

Students live in double occupancy accommodations on the University of Hyderabad campus. Students are provided with all meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The university has 275 faculty and 2,700 students. The campus is residential and 90% of the students live on campus.  Dartmouth students will be able to take advantage of the vibrant social and intellectual life on campus and will have access to sports and other facilities and to non-credit courses in classical Indian dance or music.

The program also includes one or more field study excursions to sites outside Hyderabad. In recent years, destinations have included the Ajanta and Ellora caves, Kerala, Dehli, Agra, and Jaipur. 

For more information, please see the ASCL or WGSS department websites.

Tuition and Fees

The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for each program by clicking on the appropriate term. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.

 

Financial Aid

In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term. Assistance is available to meet extra costs associated with off-campus programs, including airfare. Half of any extra cost is met with additional Dartmouth scholarship; loan assistance is offered for the other half. Loan assistance is also offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term. Although financial aid recipients are given aid to cover all of the required costs of the program, students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, on some programs, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition.

 

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