INDIA SERVICE AND CULTURE
PILGRIMAGE THROUGH TIME
India boldly reaches out to entice, incite and enliven the senses with exotic spices, silken fabrics, cow-studded streets, sacred offerings, profound stillness and constant commotion. Like no other place on the planet, India has inspired seekers, adventurers, and, over the centuries, the creation of world religions. This vibrant democracy is home to over one billion people who live, work, pray and haggle in 22 distinct languages. Immerse yourself in a small village and come prepared to laugh, to teach, to learn and to celebrate.
“I loved the group dynamic and how reflective we all were with help from our leaders.”
-Julie Alvarez, India 2011
Explore the Indian wilderness through team adventures in obstacle courses, vine traversing or parallel rope walks, and an incredible hike with stunning views.
Soak up the artistic charisma of Mysore through visits to the local market and Maharaja’s Palace, a sunrise hike to a Hindu temple, and traditional yoga classes.
Collaborate with an Indian development organization and local villagers on education and community projects.
Whitewater raft Kerala’s bewitching backwaters.
Relax on the wide, sandy beaches of India’s southern coast.
INDIA HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM
Dates: Jul 1 – Jul 30
Starting/Ending Point: Bangalore, India
Program Fee: $5,575. Travel expenses to and from Bangalore are not included in the program fee. Global Routes arranges group travel. Round trip airfare from New York to Bangalore including all internal flights will be will be approximately $TBA. Students are also encouraged to raise monies to help fund their service projects.
Group Size: maximum 16 students; 2 U.S. leaders; 1 Indian staff
Service Component: approx. 50-80 hours
Language Requirement: None.
Language Requirement: Youth Hostels, Hotels, Homestay