Indian Institute of Technology Madras in association with the U.S. Consulate General, Chennai, is going to host a virtual workshop titled ‘Destination South India’ to help build the capacity of South Indian Educational Institutions to host U.S. Students.
The last date to apply is 15th October 2021. The link to register is: https://ge.iitm.ac.in/Workshops/US_StudyAbroad.html
Those who can apply for this initiative include:
Ø Educational institutions in South India looking to expand their existing engagement with U.S. university study abroad offices/U.S. students, or institutions that have not yet begun such an engagement but with resources and capability to host U.S. students.
Ø NGOs that are equipped and interested in contributing to the field experience of U.S. study abroad students.
The key objective to convene this virtual workshop is to help educational Institutions in South India to understand the expectations of U.S. students, U.S. institutions, and Indian institutions, and to establish successful study abroad programs.
The workshop includes sessions on credit transfer, safety and mental wellbeing, field visits and classroom sessions, role of Indian students, community connections, diversity and inclusion, research, ethical practices, and preparation for post-pandemic programs.
Highlighting the unique aspects of this program, Prof. Raghunathan Rengaswamy, Dean (Global Engagement), IIT Madras, said, he primary goal of the project is to build capacity of Indian institutions to support more American students coming to India to study abroad. This project aims to promote south India as a study abroad destination for students from U.S. institutions and to build capacity of south Indian institutions to foster partnerships with U.S. institutions.
Speaking on the benefits for U.S. Students coming to study in South India, Ms. Anne Lee Seshadri, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate General, Chennai, said, “Through this workshop, we want to help Indian institutions prepare to host U.S. students and to partner with U.S. universities. We also want to help American students understand that South India offers a fantastic academic and cultural experience.”