Global Projects Program
Jaisalmer India

This unique partnership with the CITTA, located in Jaisalmer, India, provides students with a hands-on opportunity to apply real-world solutions to real-world problems in a global setting.

Consulting Project with CITTA for Fort Jaisalmer

Application Deadline: TBD

Program Fee: TBD

Social Enterprise and Community Resource Development Scholarship Available to all Participants

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India: Program Details

  • Program Snapshot

    Students will work in consulting teams on a meaningful business project in Jaisalmer, India with CITTA. This program is limited to 6 Business and/or Engineering undergraduate students.

    Company and Scope Details

    CITTA is a non-profit organization focusing on methods that help build and support development in some of the most economically challenged, geographically remote and/or marginalized communities in the world.

    To determine the most economically sustainable way to harvest, store, transport and purify water in this desert region for the school, women’s center and local community and to create a feasibility plan that will direct and inform future projects.

    Eligibility

    3.3 GPA

    During Program: Rank 3 or 4

    TOFEL Score: 95 (if appliciable)

    Important Program Dates: TBD

    Application Closes:

    Students Notified:

    Deposit Due:

    Final Payment Due:

    Required Course Class: Spring Semester Second Session

    Travel Information

    Jaisalmer, India

    Travel Dates TBD

    Arrive in Jaisalmer, India:

    Project begins:

    Project ends:

    Departure from Jaisalmer, India:

    Program Contact

    Maureen Grady, Program Coordinator, grady.299@osu.edu.

  • Program Cost

    Program Total Cost: TBD

    Social Enterprise and Community Resource Development Scholarship Available to all Participants

    Cost Includes:

    • Accommodations for 3 weeks
    • Global project placement with CITTA
    • Resident Director and Faculty in-country support
    • Public transportation to/from project
    • Transportation assistance to/from airport
    • Round-trip airfare to India
    • HTH supplemental health insurance
    • Visa


    Cost does not include:

    • Food and extracurricular activities
  • Course Description

    Consulting Project in India Course Details

    A one-credit class, BUSADM 4189, Advanced Field Study, scheduled during Spring Semester, second session, will be REQUIRED of ALL global projects program students.

    Graded as P/F, the Consulting Project in India course will be conducted in both an on-line format, as well as small in-class sessions for your specific location.

    The in-class sessions will be held in Mason Hall, at the following times:

    TBA

    Please keep this time available in your spring class schedule so you don't conflict with another class. Also, be sure to keep room in your schedule for this one-credit hour class because if you schedule over 18 hours, you will be required to pay for this additional credit hour.

    During the class, students will better understand the dynamics of doing business in India, resources for project management, mitigating risk while traveling, understanding how to assimilate into the Indian culture, understanding how to make the most of this opportunity, and health and safety concerns will be covered. Additional content will focus on pre-departure logistical information to help students be successful during your internship.

    Admitted students will be automatically enrolled in this course.

    Students cannot self-enroll. Please leave room in your spring schedule to accommodate this one-credit required course.

  • Application Process

    APPLICATION STEPS

    Applications deadline is March 6, 2017. Submit your application to only one projects program. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

    1. Complete your online application (link)
    2. Complete and upload required application documents on the application
    3. Expect to hear from the Office of Global Busines 1-2 days after application deadline.

    APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

    • Up-to-Date Resume
      • Remove any 'objectives' and/or 'personal summaries', remove high school content, and be sure to include your GPA on your resume
      • You must attach your current resume as a PDF to your submitted application. Your resume is the starting point for your project selection so make sure it's up-to-date and accurately reflects your competence in the best possible way. Please make an appointment with a Career Consultant with Fisher's Office of Career Management to present a compelling, professionally formatted, and error-free resume that effectively describes your level of experience.
    • Personal Statement (One-page) including:
      • Which project you prefer, and why
      • Header including name, date, and country applying to
      • What you hope to gain from this unique work experience
      • Why you selected the location that you did
      • Your expectations for the Global Projects Program
  • Travel Preparations

    PASSPORTS

    All students must must have a passport valid at least 6 months past the dates of travel. You must have your passport at least 3 months prior to departure to allow time to process a visa.

    • If needed, the costs associated with applying for or renewing a passport are not included in the total price of the program
    • If you are a US citizen but do not currently have a passport and you are selected to participate in the program, you should apply for your passport as soon as possible
    • If you are a US citizen trying to apply for a passport, please see Travel.State.Gov for more information about applying and renewing your passport

    HEALTH AND SAFETY ABROAD

    Visit the Office of International Affairs Health and Safety page, for information related to:

    TRAVEL PLAN COMMUNICATION

    As a safety precaution, we require you to communicate your travel plans associated with the program after you are accepted. (Flight itinerary, accommodation, phone/email contact while abroad, etc.)

Should you have any additional questions, contact Maureen Grady at grady.299@osu.edu.