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  • Locations: Amritsar, India; Delhi, India
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

Course Description



This course analyzes political development and international relations in South Asia, with a focus on India and Pakistan, from the late colonial period to the present day. It seeks to understand the foundations and evolution of democracy in India, the challenges that democracy has confronted in Pakistan, and the roots of the longstanding rivalry between India and Pakistan over Kashmir. The course also considers the legacies of colonialism and Partition for state formation and political development in other South Asian states, especially Afghanistan and Bangladesh. This course counts as Civilization or Society and and one unit of experiential learning toward fulfillment of the Experiential Learning Requirement. POL majors may use this course as a POL elective. Students may not receive credit for both GBL 362 and POL 362, given their essential equivalence apart from embedded travel.

  • Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
  • Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis, regardless of the host institution's policy.

Students are required to take the spring course associated with this embedded travel course. All students will automatically be registered for the spring course.

Activity Level: Moderate

Activity levels are rated to fit into one of four categories: easy going, moderate, challenging and demanding. This program is rated as moderate, which means you will spend much of the day exploring. Whether walking through historic neighborhoods at a moderate pace or out and about on a coach, your days will be full. You'll need to keep up with the group, including stairs and moderate movement.





Students are required to take the spring course associated with this embedded travel course. All students will automatically be registered for the spring course.

Cancellation Policy


To cancel your participation in a program, complete the Short Term Program Withdrawal questionnaire in your application.


The tentative dates for the program are March 22-31, 2019.
While official flight itineraries are typically distributed in early February, the tentative group flight path is Raleigh, North Carolina (RDU) to Newark, New Jersey (EWR) to Delhi (DEL).
Note: This information is subject to change based on airline changes and cancellations.



  • Day 1: Depart U.S. to Delhi
  • Day 2: Arrival in Delhi
  • Day 3: Delhi
  • Day 4: Delhi
  • Day 5: Delhi/Arrival in Amritsar
  • Day 6: Amritsar
  • Day 7: Amritsar/Return to Delhi
  • Day 8: Delhi
  • Day 9: Delhi/Departure
  • Day 10: Arrival in U.S.

Note: Itinerary is subject to change due to availability of local facilities and scheduling issues.


Students will be housed in double occupancy accommodations


Costs for semester-embedded study abroad vary program to program and are in addition to the tuition for the semester.

Basic cost information is available on the Cost and Credit Chart.

Detailed cost information is available on the budget sheet (link at top of page).


Scholarships/Travel Grants

Students seeking need-based financial support are encouraged to apply for the GEC Access Scholarship.

For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Financial Planning for Global Study page.

If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your global study program. Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.

Connect with us

Drop by the GEC in Global Commons 360 for Quick Questions, no appointment necessary:
Wednesdays 2-4 PM
Thursdays 9-11 AM

Read blog posts from students on this program in years past and access blogs for Faculty-led programs on the Study Abroad Blog.

Global Ambassadors are GEC student representatives that have participated in one or more study abroad programs and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can be in touch with current Global Ambassadors via email. They are looking forward to hearing from you!

Want to know more? Connect with the GEC, alumni, and prospective students on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And keep in touch with us using #ElonGlobal!

Program Leader: Jason A. Kirk
Associate Professor of Political Science and Policy Studies
Gray Pavilion - Pol. Science 210D
2333 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244 

Isabella Cannon Global Education Center (GEC)
Global Commons 360
2375 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244
336.278.6700 (phone)
336.278.6692 (fax)



Ready to apply?

Click "apply now" from this brochure to get started, and complete your application by the deadline listed below.

If applications are not yet available, see the deadlines webpage for information on when this program will be accepting applications.

See the application instructions webpage for more information on the application requirements and process. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 11/01/2018
Rolling Admission 03/22/2019 03/31/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.