ISLE fall and spring programs in Sri Lanka

The Intercollegiate Sri Lanka Education (ISLE) Program, a consortium including Bates, Bowdoin, Carleton, Colby, Grinnell, Holy Cross, Macalester, Swarthmore and Whittier colleges, also invites motivated undergraduate students from other educational institutes to participate in its fall and spring semester programs of study in Sri Lanka.

The program is now actively seeking applications for the fall 2013 and spring  2014 programs.  The early deadline for these programs is December 1, 2012. After this date, applications are accepted on a rolling basis with a deadline for fall2013 as March 1, 2013 and for the spring 2014 on October 1, 2012.  These programs have a focus on “hands on knowledge”. The following are the main features of each of these programs.

1.     Kandy-based university students will be paired with ISLE students to give orientation to the University facilities and clubs and to act as cultural companions outside the University.

2.     Homestay living to practice Sinhala and to understand Sri Lankan culture and family values.

3.     A week long archaeology tour to the northern parts of the island with archaeology professors

4.     Field lectures by leading academics in humanities and social sciences and sciences as part of independent study seminar

5.     A seven-week long classes on elective coursessuch as Buddhism, Colonial History, Ethnicity and Social Experience, and Gender and women studies with field trip component.

6.     A month long independent study in a chosen venue or volunteer in a local NGO to write an academic paper.

 

For further details contact us at: isle@bowdoin.edu or visit: www.bowdoin.edu/isle or meet at: www.facebook.com/isleor tweet us at ISLEprogram

 

Sree Padma Holt, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Asian Studies
Executive Director
ISLE Program
4400 College Station
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME 04011
source : AISLS

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