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Foundations of Indian and Tamil Culture

Geo Education Course

July 8 - August 9, 2002


The course will be taught in Auroville
$3,500 pays the course fee and all expenses in India
Download the full Program Flyer (10 kb, PDF)

Travel, Learn, Explore, Serve and Enjoy the Culture of India in an Experiential Educational Adventure in Auroville, India (Summer 2002).

This academic seminar and related service learning activities will provide students with a basic introduction to Indian culture and the culture of Tamil Nadu, it's largest state and the source of much of its culture. Students will read and discuss core ancient and modern texts, go on trips to temples and artistic events, will partake in service learning projects with Tamils in Auroville and will have time to read, write, explore and sample the many local and regional cultural offerings.

The course will be taught and facilitated by Gordon Korstange, who lived for nine years in India as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tamil Nadu and a teacher in Auroville. Local teachers, artists and environmental and community development professionals will also participate in lectures, field trips, trainings and discussions. Participants age 18 or over are welcome. Course participants do not need to be enrolled in a university, but academic credit can be facilitated for those who are. The course will be limited to 12 participants.

For more information or to apply contact Bill Leon via email at billleon@geoeducation.org, call him at (206) 380-7730 or visit www.geoeducation.org. Also make sure to download the program flyer above.

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