Religions of India Study Tour:
A Passage to India

June 6-25, 2015

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St. Mary's College of Maryland announces the Religions of India Study Tour for Summer 2015. An 20-day encounter with four of India's major religious traditions:

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o deepen your knowledge of India (and by extension the world) and its great cultural diversity

To expand your awareness of religious world views, practices, architecture, art, literatures and lifestyles.

To have an unforgettable, fun, challenging, eye-opening, and (hopefully) life-changing experience.

Tour Leaders:

Daniel Meckel (right) is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at St. Mary's. He specializes in the religions of India and does ethnographic research in the Indian Himalayas. Scott Sater (left) is a teacher and Director of Bands in Shakopee, Minnesota. His passion for the mountains and expertise in trekking has taken him to multiple locations in the Indian Himalayas.







The Himalayan Village of Anidasu

Two Nights in the Mountain Village of Anidasu
Traditional Singing and Dance
Local Gods and Religious Practices




Projected cost of the tour is $4000.
This covers tuition, airfare, lodgings, ground transportation, expedition services, travel insurance, and several meals. It does not cover immunizations, visa, personal expenses, or medications. Payment will be made in two installments: an initial $100 is due at the time of application to reserve a space on the tour; a second payment of $3900.00 is due by March 1st. The tour is limited to fifteen students, with a minimum of ten. Please see our refund policy.

Students will register for the study tour as a Summer course, worth 4 credit hours. We will meet twice a week for two weeks prior to departure. Students will keep journals throughout the adventure and write a ten-page paper after returning, due at the beginning of Fall semester.

For more information, contact Daniel Meckel Tel: 301-240-4464

To apply for the tour, download the application form below. Once accepted onto the tour, the initial $100 deposit is non-refundable, unless the tour is cancelled.

Application form

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