Article - Office of College Advancement
Ohlone seeks adventurers for India trip
17-day tour includes visits to the Golden Triangle, Taj Mahal
By Angela Woodall, Staff writer.
Sunday, October 8, 2006—Reprinted from Inside Bay Area: The Argus.
Help Wanted: At least 15 adventurous types interested in visiting majestic temples, exploring modern businesses, studying yoga, shopping at bazaars and cooking with exotic spices—in India.
The $4,000 Ohlone College study tour is open to students and the public, but at least 15 people must sign up. Ohlone students can receive course credit by signing up for speech and travel photography classes that will be completed online during the trip.
The 17-day tour gets under way Jan. 4 at San Francisco International Airport. Highlights include visiting landmarks in the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, including the Taj Mahal.
Ohlones study abroad coordinator, Kay Harrison, will accompany the group.
Participants can shadow Indian students and tour high-tech and auto manufacturing companies, where they will meet with senior executives. Students can take advantage of the exchange to explore internship opportunities.
The trip also includes a visit to the Indian parliament, shopping at arts and craft bazaars, and dinner with a family while learning about Indian cuisine.
The program—which costs $2,450 per person for 20 or more students—includes Hindi language instruction, lodging, breakfast, two meals, domestic transport, travel and medical insurance, and other costs.
The price is $2,600 per person if fewer than 20 students sign up. That does not include passport and visa fees, meals, spending money or airfare.
The $1,350 airline tickets can be purchased through Experiential Travels, a Fremont travel agency owned by the events coordinator, Naina Lal, or through separate arrangements.
Oct. 30 is the deadline to pay the airfare in full, along with $1,800 of the program costs.
The college will hold an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Room 5209 (inside the cafeteria, second floor of Building 5).
More information is available at the Web site http://www.ohlone.edu/org/studyabroad/india or by contacting Naina Lal at (510) 656-6328 or Kay Harrison at (510) 979-7441.