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Investigate the impact of climate change at the source, traveling from Himalayan glaciers to the Indian plains, examining environmental activism across cultures and landscapes.
From the Bay of Bengal to the highest Himalayan peaks, water dictates the lives and livelihoods of millions. As the Earth’s climate changes, warming temperatures at altitude result in higher glacial melt in the Himalayas, while more unpredictable weather patterns leave millions vulnerable to drought and cyclones or other tropical storms born out of the Bay of Bengal. Dragons India semester offers students the opportunity to go beyond India’s trodden traveler trails to live and learn alongside communities on the front lines of this era’s climate crisis.
College Credit is optional for an additional fee.
- Deep focus on the practical impacts of climate change and water issues in varied ecosystems from the mountains to the plains
- Spend time in communities that are off the beaten path, learning alongside India’s vast diversity of people, cultures, and landscapes
- Pick an area of interest and dive in with a local mentor! Sitar, tabla, Indian cooking, Kathak dance, Hindi or Urdu language, vocals, women’s issues, comparative religion, stone carving, woodworking, and jewelry making are some popular options.
- Investigate issues of health, education, urban migration, the caste system, human rights, gender, social inequality, poverty, climate change and more.
- Delve into local rhythms on a high altitude trek and at a Tibetan Buddhist monastery retreat.