University of Maryland, College Park

College of Information Studies (iSchool)

Another Winter 2014 Study Abroad Program  from January 3, 2014 to January 16, 2014 sponsored by Maryland's iSchool


The Winter 2012 and Winter 2013 Study Abroad Programs from Maryland's iSchool were  highly successful. Each year, the trip has filled, leaving latecomers unable to participate.

Responding to the demand, another Study Abroad Program in 2014 (from 01/03/2014 to 01/16/2014) for India has been developed. Once again, the enrollment cap is kept at 12. Enroll early to avoid disappointment later!

Program fee $2595 includes tuition, accommodation, lectures, most meals, and transportation in India.

International Opportunities in Information Studies: Bangalore, India; Mysore, India.

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Winter Term 2014: From 01/03/2014- To 01/16/2014.

Admissions for the program are made on a rolling basis, and applications will not be reviewed until they are complete. Early application is advisable.

What's the scoop?

This program travels to Bangalore and Mysore cities in Karnataka State, India for 13 days. Bangalore is the leading outsourcing center in the world for software companies. Mysore is the scenic beauty where the rulers (kings) developed the city as the most beautiful one in the state. Participants will visit academic and research institutions, and software companies, with opportunities to interact with students, faculty, staff, and information professionals.  Visits to several libraries are also planned. As an added attraction, visits to sites of cultural significance (like Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills, KR Sagar, 12th century temple, and other notable sites) will facilitate our exploration of how tacit knowledge is applied in oral societies.

What course will I take?

INST 729 (3 credit hours) International Opportunities in Information Studies: India

Where will I stay?

In Bangalore, our host XIME, one of the advanced business entrepreneurship graduate schools, will make arrangements for our accommodations, meals and travel. In Mysore, our host International School of Information Management will make arrangements for our accommodations, meals and travel. All rooms (double occupancy) at XIME and at the hotel in Mysore have private baths and internet access.

Study Tour Facilitator

Prof. Taverekere (Kanti) Srikantaiah, had a distinguished career at the World Bank where he headed varied and important assignments in the areas of information and knowledge management at the Bank's headquarters in Washington DC as well as at several of the World Bank's field offices in Africa and Asia. He was also the director and senior professor at the Center for Knowledge Management at Dominican University in Chicago. Currently, he is a visiting professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland. His area of specialization includes Organization of Information, Management of Information Repositories, Environmental Scanning, Competitive Intelligence, Information Audit, Project Management and Knowledge Management.

What are the costs?

$2595 excluding airfare

Included: UMD tuition, UMD $250 Education Abroad fee, lodging, most meals, and travel within the country.

Not included: personal expenses, some meals, trip insurance, international airfare, passport and visa expenses.

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