“The students’ experience changed their view of India and the developing world,” writes Ryan Draft, Lecturer on Molecular and Cellular Biology, who brings Harvard students to India for a biological sciences summer abroad internship.
Category : Students
With support from SAI, Harvard students are in South Asia for research, internships, and language study in Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka this summer.
This is a University-wide course jointly offered with FAS, GSAS, HBS, HGSE, HKS, HLS, and HSPH, and coordinated by Tarun Khanna (HBS) and co-taught by several other faculty from around the university.
SAI welcomes submissions for its summer blog from Harvard students, faculty, alumni, and affiliates on an array of topics pertaining to South Asia.
SAI spoke to several graduating students who have been involved with SAI during their time at Harvard.
How have liberal freedoms (such as freedom of expression, religious practice, and association) been managed in democracies across the world? At SAI’s Symposium on May 6, a panel facilitated by Ashutosh Varshney, Brown University, addressed this question and more.
The student venture, which provides low-cost refrigerated transport to food producers in India, have won the grand prize of $40,000.
The Craftsmen, one of the student group finalists in SAI’s Seed For Change Competition, is a small forest enterprise facilitator that creates new value chains, provides year-round employment for forest dwellers, and trains communities in sustainable harvesting practices.
“I wasn’t just reading the headlines; I was experiencing the problems and fortunes of the people of Delhi in real time,” writes Shaiba Rather, Harvard College student who spent her winter session interning at NDTV in India.
The annual South Asia Week, co-sponsored by the Future of Diplomacy Project and the South Asia Institute, will feature an influential array of regional practitioners and experts on India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
“The kindness and perseverance of the people are the lasting impressions I have of Nepal,” says Yoko Okura, Harvard Kennedy School student, who spent her winter session interning with Daayitwa, a local NGO based in Kathmandu.