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Columbia-U.C.S.B. 7th Summer Program in Punjab Studies
By GURINDER SINGH MANN
The Sikh Times, Chandigarh, Jul. 6 to Aug. 16, 2003
"The program will provide six weeks of instruction in Punjab Studies. The work includes the teaching of Punjabi (50 hours), and history and culture of the region (90 hours). The goal of the program is to impart substantial academic information about the history and culture of the region and provide an environment for discussion and exploration."
"It is structured around a daily schedule of lectures and activities lasting six to eight hours (Monday through Friday). The weekends are used for extensive travel in the region. Participants are expected to attend all activities. The teaching of Punjabi is offered at two levels. Elementary Punjabi is intended for those who have had no prior exposure to the language, and Advanced Punjabi includes literary readings partly modified every year to accommodate the participants' areas of interests. For those on F.L.A.S., 30 hours of language coaching will be arranged at the additional cost of $9 per hour. Note: This is not a language intensive program."
"The program is open to both graduate and undergraduate students. Special requests from independent scholars are also considered; they are welcome to use the infra-structure of the program and make use of its activities while pursuing their own research projects."
"The expense for each participant is $1,750, which includes instruction, room and board shared with another person, and travel within the Punjab. (If a participant needs a single room that can be arranged for an extra fee of $400). Meals on the weekends are the responsibility of the participants. Limited financial assistance is available for citizens of the United States."
"Please send the application along with a fee of $50 to the address below. The application deadline is Feb. 28, 2003, and the selection process will be completed by Mar. 10. For application and details, please see http://www.global.ucsb.edu/projects/punjab/summer_2003_program.htm."
"Contact: Gurinder Singh Mann, 3051 H.S.S.B., University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106."