India: Global Biotechnology
**The application deadline for this program is March 1st, 2019**
**To be accepted into this program, students must submit the following by March 1st, 2019:
- $300 Non-Refundable Deposit
- Completed Medical Clearance Form*
- Meet G.P.A. Requirement or submit an appeal*
*See below for details
The study abroad program, India: Global Biotechnology, gives participants the opportunity to learn how India is progressing in industrial, medical, agricultural and environmental biotechnology. An internship component involving hands-on lab experiments will provide students the opportunity to interact with world class scientists at a renowned research institution, Dayanand Sagar University (DSU), Bangalore from a global perspective. Traveling from city to city, exposes students to India's rich diversity in culture, arts, music, language, religion and its people.
Following application, the primary mode of communication from the KSU Education Abroad Office and all other KSU offices pertaining to your education abroad program will be to your @students.kennesaw.edu email account. As a KSU student, you are required to check this regularly.
Students will be able to admire India's captivating monuments such as The Taj Mahal among other places of historical significance, unparalleled architecture and sacred places. These breathtaking views have always provided a memorable experience to former participants. Traveling through India, a country with a population over 1 billion, affords our participants a life changing experience. Places of special interest will include industries, academic institutions, museums, botanical gardens, sacred places, rural and urban settlements, rural and urban schools, hospitals, and orphanages. The team will stay in hotels strategically located in the heart of the business centers featuring world class modern hi-tech amenities.
View breathtaking photos from last year's program here: https://youtu.be/V_bnpRaMkD4
Program Dates (subject to change)
July 26 - August 17, 2019
Itinerary: Global Biotechnology Itinerary
**Note: Graduating students should be advised that due to the late return date of this program, grades for this program will not be due until after grades are due for summer semester. Please plan accordingly.**
Program Cost (subject to change)
$3,950.00 includes round-trip airfare from Atlanta to India, some local transportation, accommodations, group excursions, some admission costs to museums and attractions, emergency health insurance. The above price does not include vaccinations (if applicable), cost of passport application, cost of visa(s), cost of ground transport to and from Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport, tips, incidental expenses, souvenirs, or meals. The program cost includes a 3 day layover in Paris, France.
***Tuition is paid separately. Cost is subject to change. ***
**All KSU students if eligible, will receive the Global Learning Scholarship. For more information, please visit http://www.kennesaw.edu/gls**
A $300 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of application. This deposit will be subtracted from your total fee. Payments are broken into two installments:
April 1st, 2019 - 1st installment of $1,825.00
April 15th, 2019 - 2nd installment of $1,825.00
If eligible, the Global Learning Scholarship award amount will be applied to your second installment.
For information about scholarships available for this program please visit our website.
Medical Clearance Form Information
A completed medical clearance form is required by March 1st, 2019 for acceptance onto this program. In order to complete the medical clearance form please follow these steps:
1. Print out the Medical Clearance form provided to you once you begin an education abroad program application.
2. Print out the Physical assessment form. You can find the form below in the Safety & Security Section of this brochure page.
3. Print out the program description located above in this brochure page.
4. Take the medical clearance form, physical assessment, and program description with you to a licensed medical provider.
5. Once the entire medical clearance form is completely filled, please send it to the Education Abroad Office via mail, fax, or in-person.
Global Learning Scholarship
***All KSU students are eligible to apply for the KSU Global Learning Scholarship.***
In order to receive scholarship, students MUST submit the Financial Aid Acknowledgment Form to the Office of Financial Aid (located in Kennesaw Hall; email@example.com) AND complete the Global Learning Scholarship online application by the deadline.
- Summer 2019 Programs: January 15 - March 15
- The award for this program is $1,000.00. (Award subject to change, if eligible)
- The Global Learning Scholarship may be deducted from the 2nd payment installment.
**Please note that this program does include built-in community service and students applying to this program will not be required to complete community service prior to receiving this award, if eligible.**
*As of 1/19/18, students exempt from paying the Global Learning Fee are eligible for the scholarship, however the award amount for exempt students is $100 less than the amount awarded to students who pay the fee. This includes 100% e-learners, students 62 of age and over, and off-campus sites, such as Paulding or Cobb Galleria.*
***Please see http://dga.kennesaw.edu/educationabroad/financialaid.php for more details.***
Emerson Scholarship for the Advancement of International Education
The Emerson Scholarship provides financial assistance to support students who desire to participate in a Kennesaw State summer education abroad program outside of Western Europe, that includes a formal community engagement component. Recipients are awarded up to $2000 that will be applied directly towards the fees associated with their education abroad program.
- Minimum 3.0 GPA required
- Must be a full-time undergraduate student
- Must be able to demonstrate financial need
- Application deadline TBD.
All hotels (3-5 stars), located in the urban cities, which are easily accessible to buses and metros. Hospitals/medical facilities/24h emergency, and police station/s with 24 hours service has been identified nearest to each hotel. Hotels selected have easy access to nearest shopping areas.
Safety & Security
During pre-departure preparations and meetings, students will receive information on health considerations, travel safety and other important details to know before traveling abroad in this program.
For up-to-date information on France from the State Department, please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/France.html
For up-to-date information on India from the State Department, please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/India.html
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) also provides useful information for travelers going to countries and provides a list of vaccinations and/or health concerns to be aware of:
Faculty advice for traveling on this program:
Global Biotechnology Health & Safety Handout
Physical Requirement Assessment - Necessary for Medical Clearance Form!
India Safety Tips
Students will take BIOL 4110 and receive four credit hours for an upper division course.
BIOL 4110 - Global Biotechnology - 4 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: BIOL 3300 - Genetics ("C" or better grade) or the permission of the instructor.
Special selected topics of interest to faculty and students.
***NOTE: All undergraduate students must have and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA to be eligible for this program. If taking this course for graduate credit, students must have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to be eligible. ***
March 1st, 2019
A $300.00 non-refundable application fee is due at the time of application.
Dr. Premila Achar
- You will NOT be considered for this program until you have paid the deposit and turned in your medical clearance form. Failure to do so by the deadline will result in not being accepted onto the program.
- All undergraduate students must have and maintain at least a 2.5 G.P.A. to be eligible for this program. Students with a 2.0 or higher can appeal their G.P.A. to the Education Abroad G.P.A. Appeal Committee. You can appeal here: https://kennesawstateuniversity-vbzux.formstack.com/forms/education_abroad_appeal
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Dr. Achar is an Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at KSU. She first created the Global Biotechnology program in 2005 and has taken over 200 KSU students to India over the years since the inception of the program. Dr. Achar has traveled to different parts of the world, including the following: India, China, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore, several African and European countries. She lived and taught in South Africa for 15 years as well as Canada for 3 years. She began her college years in Mysore, South India and obtained her doctoral degree from Mysore
University. Since then she has she traveled widely in India, from one city to another, she learnt several Indian languages and interacted with
people from different States. Thus, she is familiar with several cities in India, its people, food habits, cultures and traditions. In addition, she has established several teaching and research collaborations with academic institutions and biotech companies.
**To make an appointment to speak with the Education Abroad Program Coordinator for this program, please email Thu-Hang Tran at firstname.lastname@example.org.**
EDUCATION ABROAD REFUND POLICY & PROCEDURES
All application deposits are non-refundable, except in the case of:
*Program cancellation by Kennesaw State University
*A wait-listed student who is not added into the program
*A student who has applied to one education abroad program and clearly notifies the Education Abroad Office--in writing and prior to the application deadline--of his/her desire change the application to an alternate KSU program
Refunds for application fees will be issued in the same form of payment originally used for purchase. Please be sure to retain all account information used for purchase and notify the Education Abroad Office (EAO) in advance if there is a problem with your account. The EAO will not be responsible for refunds sent to closed accounts.
Upon registration for the KSU faculty-led education abroad academic course(s), the designated program fee, which is separate from tuition, is charged to the student's account. The student has up to one month to pay the program fee in full, following a specific payment schedule. Failure to pay the program fee in full by the stated deadline may result in deletion from the program.
All program fees are non-refundable. In all cases, the student will only receive recoverable fees, subject to the rules/policies of external service providers. Any such refund will not include the initial application fee and will not be issued until after the education abroad program is completed.
Payment and refund of tuition will follow the normal processes establish by the Offices of the Registrar and Bursar. Students wishing to withdraw from any study abroad program or course must submit their request in writing through the Education Abroad Office.