St. John's Students Return from Study
Abroad Winter Intersession in India
February 01, 2008
On January 1, 2008, fifteen St. John’s University students
departed for a
Winter Intersession Program in India. Students earned three
credits for taking CAS 1104 Mass Communications in India. During
their three week stay in India students visited four cities: New
Delhi, Agra, Hyderabad, and Goa.
Students were immersed in the culture and gained a first-hand
understanding of the growing field of mass media in India by
meeting with producers, directors, anchors, and editors. Students
had the opportunity to tour Meow 104.6 FM, CNBC Studio, All India
Radio, Hindustan Times, and Ramoji Film City.
Students attended lectures/presentations on Mass Communications
in India which were facilitated by faculty from local Indian
institutions. Students visited and attended lectures at Jamia Milia
University, Loyola Academy College, and the Institute for the Study
in Industrial Development.
Since India is a religiously diverse country, students visited
various religious temples and attended lectures which gave them a
better understanding of religions practiced in India. Students also
had the unique opportunity to meet with the Archbishop of Goa.
Students participated in a service learning experience at Radico
Welfare Center, a school which was founded for the underprivileged
children of the slums. St. John’s students spent time playing
games, telling stories, and singing to the children.
Students also visited historical sites including the Taj Mahal,
India Gate, and the President’s Palace.