The program is spread across several rural locations outside the city of Mumbai. Locations include Pen, Lonavala, Kamshet, Malvali and Karla. All these are located between Mumbai and Pune which are two major metropolitan areas. The settings are idyllic with hills, valleys, historic sites and popular trekking routes. Most of these areas are conveniently located and well connected with Mumbai, Pune and Goa.
Learn more on India Study Abroad Center’s website at http://indiastudyabroad.org/
Field Notes Postings:
Share My Story: 2008 Alumna Jacci Katzman by Jacci Siri Baldeep Katzman founder and owner of Angelic Herbs for Vibrant Health is a 2008 IE3 Alumna and University of Washington graduate who interned with Grassroots Community Development in India during the Fall of 2008. (August 22, 2011)
Our India by Ryan Sharnbroich: University of Washington student and IE3 Scholarship Recipient (June 30, 2011)
My India by Ryan Sharnbroich IE3 Scholarship Recipient and University of Washington student (March 28, 2011)
PPPM student’s internship ‘emotionally taxing,’ provides on-going lessons by Emily Wilson, University of Oregon undergraduate student in the News and Journalism program. (March 14, 2011)
Confronting Privilege through Powerlessness in India: A Great Learning Experience by Rachel Rustad IE3 Scholarship Recipient and Portland State University student (November 23, 2010)
Indian Impressions by Roxana Norouzi: IE3 and University of Washington Alum with a Master’s degree in Social Work (July 9, 2009)
All of the things that seem strange to us come at us at full throttle, and we need that shock factor to help us persevere, and in turn build our character. It has been an amazing journey, and I would not have traded this experience for any other, because of its incredible uniqueness.
Reid Harrison, University of Oregon
It definitely took some getting used to, but there will always be one long lasting impression that sticks with me. It’s the generosity of the people! Every person I came across or who I was introduced to very friendly, accommodating, hospitable and showed me nothing but kindness of heart, making sure I felt comfortable at all times.
Devin Winitzky, University of Oregon