India Work Study ProgramCoimbatore, India Application deadline: Dec. 3rd* *Can grant extension if requested prior to deadline
Overview • Academic assignments and practical experience gained • Students work for an Indian company, multinational corporation or non-profit/charitable organization • Three credit course – MGT 4640 • Weekly seminars given by professionals and academics • Prerequisite – choose ONE: • Mgt. 3640 - Cross-cultural Mgt. Practices • Mgt. 3650 - International Management • Mgt. 3815 - Management Issues in South Asia
Why participate? Learn about an amazing culture and country through living and working in it.Gain valuable work and cross-cultural skills, make new friends, and network...
Introduction • The six-week program in Coimbatore, India • Students live at the guest house at Karunya University and work in the city of Coimbatore • Designed to allow students direct exposure to the culture and working environment of India and first-hand international business experience • Unpaid practicum and academic coursework for 3 credits (Mgt. 4640) • Students work on a variety of projects according to the specific needs of the company to which they have been assigned.
Coimbatore is the second largest city and one of the most industrialized cities in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Situated on the banks of the river Noyyal, it is known as the textile capital of South India.
Coimbatore is situated at the foot hills of Nilgiris mountains and has as a pleasant temperate climate.
India Work Study • $3750 that includes: • airfare • Accommodation • A cultural trip within India (beach & mountains) • meals, accommodations & group transportation • Weekly seminars
Travel dates • The work-study group is tentatively scheduled to depart on May 4 and return on June 18, 2011. (These dates are still approximate and may vary slightly depending on flight availability).
Practicum Placements • Students gain cross-cultural skills and practical work experience by being placed in a local company or non-profit organization. • Student learn through interacting with colleagues and working along side local professionals.
Examples of Companies • Child Relief and You (CRY) an NGO • TransWorks • Group M • Standard Chartered Bank • Tribal DDB • A.T.C. (Clearing & Shipping) Pvt. Ltd. 2 Students are placed with each company.
Class Field Trip:Kovalam & Varkala • Kovalam & Varkala are famous for their beautiful beaches on the Arabian Sea.
ADDITIONAL REQUIRMENTS • Students are responsible for ensuring they have the required immunizations for travel to India. • Students’ passports must be valid for at least six months following their scheduled return date. • Students also are required to obtain a visa so passports must be obtained immediately upon acceptance into the program (i.e. must submit passport application in person rather than by mail).
Country Overview • South Asia • 3,166,414 sq km (1,222,582 sq miles).Population1.1 billion (estimate 2007).Population Density347 per sq km.CapitalNew Delhi. Population: 16.6 million (estimate 2007).GovernmentRepublic since 1947.
India culture • India is a multicultural and multi-religious society • Indian Folk Dance • Lavni: The Great Indian Folk Dance • Indian Kathak dance • Bollywood dance
Religion • Hindu • Muslim • Sikh • Christian • Jain • Parsi • Buddhist minorities
Weather • India has four seasons • Summer (March-May) • Rainy season (June-September) • Spring (October-November) • Winter (December-February) • People of Coimbatore always enjoy the best climate in South India. The temperature of the Coimbatore City varies between 39 Degree Celsius in summer to 15 Degree Celsius in winter months. Most of the time there is a mild breeze flowing through the Palghat gap from Kerala.
Languages • The main language is Hindi which is spoken by about 40% of the population • English is also enshrined in the constitution for a wide range of official purposes. • 17 regional languages are recognized by the constitution. • These include Bengali, Gujarati, Oriya and Punjabi, which are widely used in the north • Tamil and Telugu, which are common in the south. • Other regional languages include Kannada, Malayalam and Marathi. The Muslim population largely speaks Urdu.
Food • Curries are created from the subtle and delicate blending of spices such as cumin, turmeric, cardamom, ginger, coriander, nutmeg and poppy seed although these vary from region to region. Vegetable dishes are more common than in Europe, particularly in southern India.
Food • Dhal (curried lentils). • Kulfi (firm Indian-style ice cream). • GulabJamuns (deep-fried dough balls in sweet syrup). • Jalebi (circular-shaped deep-fried batter in sweet syrup). • Paan (betel nut, with assorted condiments and spices, wrapped in a paan leaf).
Clothing examples of clothing Traditional sari styles • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQXFvGQ7gNk • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMOj-d4B6aA • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f--J4g8TWz0&feature=related
Contact: Faculty of Management International Programs • Andrea Amelinckx • Phone: (403) 332-5216 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Webpage: http://www.uleth.ca/man-int/students/programs/work-study/india/