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  • Locations: Agra, India; Aurangabad, India; Delhi, India; Jaipur, India; Mumbai, India; Pune, India
  • Program Terms: December
  • Click for Tuition + Program Fee: December
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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short-term Academic Level: Graduate, Undergraduate
Recommended GPA: 2.5 Living Arrangements: Homestay, Hostel
Liberal Studies Domain: RD, SCBI Study Abroad Contact: Erica Rideaux
Program Description:
Indian Umbrella

DePaul students will have the opportunity to integrate course content with observations of Indian society, conversations with Indians including with students form Symbiosis International University in Pune to broaden their understanding of Indian identities.

Nila Ginger Hofman is a Professor of Anthropology and the Director of the Community Service Studies. Dr. Hofman studies urban populations, focusing specifically on labor and gender. She is the author of a number of articles that record the lives of urban populations, including undocumented immigrants and injection drug users in Chicago, intellectual elites in Mérida, Mexico and Roma women in Zagreb, Croatia. She has also written about feminist research ethics and methodologies, and has conducted research on women’s working lives in Croatia, India, Mexico and in the United States.

Scott Paeth is a Professor of Religious Studies specializing in issues of religion and public life. He has written a number of books and articles dealing with issues of religion and globalization, interreligious engagement, religious ethics, and religion and secularism. He is currently completing a book on religion, ethics, and economics, as well as several other articles related to religion, society, and morality.

All students will be enrolled in the following 2 courses:
Course ANT 102: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Credits 4 credit hours
Term registered Fall 2020
Class meeting times Tuesdays and Thursdays (LPC)
Liberal Studies Domain Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry (SCBI)
Taught by Nila Hofman
Course description Using cultural analysis as our framework, we shall enhance our understanding of everyday life in India. Specifically, we will use cultural analysis and anthropological research methods (observing, documenting and reflecting) to address how globalization and neoliberal economics have impacted different aspects of Indian society including dating and marriage, class and caste, youth, gender and consumption patterns. .
Course REL 262: Religion and Globalization
Credits 4 credit hours
Term registered Winter 2021
Class meeting times Tuesdays and Thursdays (LPC)
Liberal Studies Domain Religious Dimensions
Taught by Scott Paeth
Course description This course examines the social, environmental, cultural, and economic dimensions of globalization in light of two kinds of questions: First, what are the social, cultural and religious factors that have contributed to the increasingly global character of the common life? And second, what moral and religious critiques can be offered to the phenomenon of globalization, and are these critiques valid?
  Please note that although some courses are registered in a particular term, some coursework or final assignments may be due in a different term. E.g. Course registered in winter quarter, but coursework is due in spring quarter once the travel component of the program is complete.

Hotels and hostels double-occupancy.

We will visit sites of cultural, including religious, significance such as the Taj Mahal, Gandhi’s palace and residence, the Ellora and Ajanta caves, Mumbai beach among many others.

All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition (billed at the regular DePaul tuition rate, based on the number of credits enrolled) and a program fee. Please read the program fee details carefully to understand exactly what is included, as this can vary from program to program. If the program fee is posted, be sure to note whether the fee is current or from a previous year (past program fees may serve as a guide until the current program fee is available). If the current program fee has not yet been posted, please check back closer to the application deadline. Please also note the withdrawal policy.

DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines.


If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require students to obtain student visas. In that case, contact the country's local consulate or embassy for up-to-date instructions. As of this publication, students traveling with US passports on the India's Identities program will need a visa. Please note that visa requirements can change quickly. Study Abroad will update this website to reflect changes as they become available.

Here are some helpful tips from former students who have participated in this program:
  • Bring medication for all sorts of ailments, just in case.
  • Bring books and journals and things to do, there will be lots of long bus rides and time sitting in airports.
  • Be patient and ask questions.
  • Pack lightly and bring snacks.

DePaul University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap in admissions, employment, or the provision of services. Inquiries regarding this policy should be addressed to the Director of Human Resources, 1 East Jackson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Admissions Notification Date Start Date End Date
December 2020 05/01/2020 06/01/2020 TBA TBA