Students interested in learning more about the world’s religions have the opportunity of a lifetime this summer to study in a country considered a living research laboratory of the world’s many faiths.
The study abroad program “Religion in India” (REL 499/599) is set for May 16-June 2, and students interested in participating are invited to an information session Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 12:15-12:50 p.m. at the Southern Miss International Center in conference room (IC 410). A free pizza lunch will be available.
Undergraduate and graduate students can earn four semester credit hours taking the course while studying at and visiting many of India’s local, national and World Heritage sacred sites on the country’s northern plains and in the Himalayas. A typical day in the program could include visits to a Hindu temple, a Christian church, a Muslim mosque and a Buddhist meditation center, among others.
Financial aid to enroll in the program is available. For more information, contact Southern Miss religion professor Dr. Dan Capper, director of the Religion in India program, at 601.266.4522 or email him at
. For more information about Southern Miss’ other international study abroad and exchange programs, online visit www.usm.edu/internationaledu or call 601.266.4344.
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