The workshop will be held between November 15-18, 2021, together with the United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF), and the Forum on Education Abroad
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in association with the US Consulate General, Chennai, is going to host a virtual workshop titled ‘Destination South India’ to help build the capacity of South Indian Educational Institutions to host students from the US.
The key objective to convene this virtual workshop is to help educational institutions in South India to understand the expectations of US students, and Indian and US institutes, and to establish successful study abroad programs.
The workshop includes sessions on credit transfer, safety and mental wellbeing, field visits and classroom sessions, role of Indian students, community connections, diversity and inclusion, research, ethical practices, and preparation for post-pandemic programs.
Highlighting the unique aspects of this programme, Raghunathan Rengaswamy, dean (Global Engagement), IIT Madras, said, “IIT Madras has been hosting a large number of students from several countries for over a decade now. We are very happy to conduct this program sponsored by the US consulate general, Chennai towards capacity-building among south Indian institutes to host American students.”
IIT Madras is working closely with the US consulate general, Chennai, United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF), and The Forum on Education Abroad (FEA) to bring in leaders in ‘study abroad’ programs from various US universities to speak at the workshop.
Those who can apply for this initiative include:
Speaking on the benefits for US students coming to study in south India, Anne Lee Seshadri, public affairs officer, US Consulate General, Chennai, said, “‘Destination South India’ is a virtual workshop sponsored by the US Consulate General Chennai. Through this workshop, we want to help Indian institutes prepare to host US students and to partner with universities. We also want to help American students understand that south India offers a fantastic academic and cultural experience.”
The workshop will be held from November 15 to 18, 2021 together with the United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF), and the Forum on Education Abroad. The last date to apply is October 15, 2021. Click here to register.