Program Details

Introduction to Tropical Biodiversity- 3 Cr Basics of Tropical Agriculture- 3 Cr Tropical plant diversity and Systematics- 3 Cr Tropical animal diversity and Systematics- 3 Cr Tropical Marine Biology- 3 Cr Introduction to Animal behavior- 3 Cr Introductio
Location:
Thiruvananthapuram, India; Bhubaneshwar, India
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Immerse in a colorful 5,000 year-old civilization An affordable study abroad program at the University of Kerala in Trivandrum – just steps away from sandy beaches, serene backwaters, and lush jungles Transfer credits in Philosophy and Religion, Women and Gender Studies, Sociology and Psychology, Science and Technology, Linguistics, Tropical Biology, amongst others Enjoy a FREE 16-day tour of South India Enrich your senses through cultural programs like yoga, meditation, dance and music Think GLOBALLY and Spend a SEMESTER in India !!!

Introduction to Tropical Biodiversity- 3 Cr Basics of Tropical Agriculture- 3 Cr Tropical plant diversity and Systematics- 3 Cr Tropical animal diversity and Systematics- 3 Cr Tropical Marine Biology- 3 Cr Introduction to Animal behavior- 3 Cr Introduction to Tropical Parasitology- 3 Cr Basics of Tropical Entomology- 3 Cr Infectious diseases of the tropics- 3 Cr Tropical Limnology- 3 Cr Tropical Mycology- 3 Cr Tropical Phycology- 3 Cr Human Ecology- An introduction- 3 Cr Food, spices and culture of Kerala- 3 Cr Aquatic and invasive plants of tropical Kerala- 3 Cr Introduction to plant pathology- 3 Cr Medicinal plants of Tropical Kerala- 3 Cr Fish Ecology of Kerala- 3 Cr Tropical Ornithology- 3 Cr Kerala and homestead gardens- 3 Cr Introduction to Organic agriculture- 3 Cr Ayurveda- the traditional system of medicine in India - 3 Cr Environmental Biology- 3 Cr Soils and rocks of India- 3 Cr Environmental pollutants and diseases- 3 Cr Biostatistics- 3 Cr Field Biology studies (special projects)- 3 Cr Research in Biology (special project)- 3 Cr

International exposure for education by spending one full academic semester abroad with fully transferrable 15 academic credits
Setting Description:
Location Kerala is a small state in the South Western tip of India, bounded by the Arabian Sea on the west and Western Ghats on the east. This piece of land forming 1.18% of India is blessed by natural wonders, rich culture, captivating festivals and exotic art forms. The unusual geography, various bioregions, diverse ecosystems, endemic biota, wetlands and tribal culture serve as a natural laboratory for exploration, learning and research. Being ranked among the top ten travel destinations and one of the twenty five mega biodiversity hotspots of the world, Kerala attracts countless number of tourists to its shore. IISAC’s study India program is designed to expose US students to the fascinating culture and tropical biodiversity of the magical Kerala through field trips and Semester India Programs, faculty-led programs, directed research and short term summer programs
Cost:
$ 8,000 plus international travel cost

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