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  • Locations: Agra, India; Mumbai, India; New Delhi, India
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Restrictions: USD applicants only
  • To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2023 04/11/2023
04/16/2023 01/07/2024 01/17/2024

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Professor(s): Prof. Maya Kalyanpur Disciplines and Core Offered: Learning and Teaching, School of Leadership and Education Sciences Graduate
Program Advisor: Lindsay Allen - Program Type: Graduate- SOLES
Program Description:
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Location Course Professor Travel Dates Class Sessions
New Dehli
EDUC 579I: Education in Post-Colonial Contexts Maya Kalyanpur, PhD
Tentative travel dates are from January 7-17, 2024. A complete itinerary of the program will be provided to students registered in the class.  

10/13, 10/20, 10/27; 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 2/2, from 3:00pm-6:00pm

Course Description


With a strong focus on social justice, this course introduces students to an analysis of the post-colonial impact of globalization on education, with particular reference to international development and the international aid agenda. It examines the complex inter- and intra-national dynamics, interrogating systemic patterns of social inequality abroad and in the United States, and situating our personal teaching practices in local-global awareness. The travel section of the course will occur in India and offers an opportunity to learn from and collaborate with graduate students from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), a premier higher education institution in Mumbai, India. Finally, students will meet up for a post-session to present their travel observations.

Master of Education Online students and students are also encouraged to apply. Pre-departure sessions will also be available for students enrolled in these programs. Graduate students in the Kroc School and the International Relations are also eligible to take this course after seeking clearance from their respective departments.

Here is a information session video recording where Professor Maya Kalyanpur provides more details about the course.

Estimated Program Costs

Tuition (reduced tuition rate of $880 per unit) $2,640
Estimated travel expenses (based on double occupancy) $1,970
Global Study Fee $400
Estimated Total (not including airfare) $5,010

Notes about program costs:

  1. TUITION for this program is at the reduced SOLES Global tuition rate of $880/unit.
  2. TRAVEL EXPENSES are estimated to be $1,970. The program fee includes on-site logistical items such as lodging, classroom rentals, speakers, some group activities, meals and transportation to class activities. If you apply and are accepted to this program then withdraw, any costs incurred on your behalf will be charged to your student account.
  3. GLOBAL STUDY FEE is $400. A non-refundable charge of $150 will be placed on your student account for all withdrawals after the May 1st. Any withdrawal on or after May 15th, the entire $400 will be placed on your student account.
  4. ACCOMMODATION costs are built into the program. Tentatively, housing is provided from January 7 (check in date) to January 17 (check out date). Additional housing charges may be assessed if students drop the class after hotel accommodations are made on their behalf. Accepted students will be provided with further information regarding the group hotel and will be asked their housing preferences.
  5. AIRFARE is not charged to your student account. Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare. Please check current airfare using your departure and return cities for a more accurate estimate.
  6. WITHDRAWAL/REFUND POLICY.  If at any point after enrolling in the program you decide that you wish to cancel your participation,  you must submit written notification to the Global Center <>. A simple email will suffice. Students are responsible for all non-recoverable costs incurred by USD. Tuition refunds for the program and are processed according to the same on-campus tuition refund policy established by the USD Finance Office


The application window for the program is from Monday, March 24th at 12:00PM to  April 11th at 11:59PM. To be considered for acceptance, your online application must be complete by this date.  Applications received by April 11 will be notified of acceptance by April 17th. Further information will be provided to accepted students.  If you have already opened an online application, continue working on it by visiting the direct login page.

Visa Information

Accepted students should apply immediately for any necessary tourist visas. Students are solely responsible for obtaining their own visas. If you are required to obtain a visa, you may apply directly through the host country's consulate for a tourist visa. Contact Lindsay Allen, SOLES Global Center Coordinator for an introductory letter and proof of insurance if required. The information provided below applies to U.S. citizens. Please contact the country for Indian government website for instructions on entry/exit requirements for India.

U.S. citizens seeking to enter India solely for tourist purposes, and who plan to stay no longer than 60 days, may apply for an electronic travel authorization at least four days prior to their arrival in lieu of applying for a tourist visa at an Indian embassy or consulate.  Please visit the Indian government's website for electronic travel authorization for additional information regarding the eligibility and requirements for this type of visa.  Without the electronic travel authorization visas are not available upon arrival for U.S. citizens. If you do not have a valid passport and visa you may be denied admission.

Additional Questions

Director | SOLES Global Center
University of San Diego

To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)