Passport to India MOOC Open on Coursera

By now you may have heard of Passport to India, a U.S. Department of State initiative to encourage and enable young Americans to study and intern in India.

Founded by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, it is a sister program to the mobility initiatives 100 Thousand Strong to China and 100 Thousand Strong in the Americas.

One of the program’s major objectives is to increase interest in India at the student level. One way we hope to achieve this is through a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the Importance of India.

Click here to enroll (for free) in the course right now! Check out the course trailer below.

The course will feature interviews with all kinds of people, including our very own Aparna Wilder talking about the CASI student programs!

The US Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma officially launched the course on Jan 13 at the American Center in New Delhi with visiting students from Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) and the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. The first week of the course is scheduled to start March 22.

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Please help us promote the course by sharing it with your friends! Hope to see many of you active in the discussion forums.

For updates, you can follow Passport to India on Twitter or like our page on Facebook.

“If you take just one online course this year, make it this one.”

 

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About Sean Angiolillo

I graduated from UPenn in May 2011 with a BA in International Relations & South Asia Studies. I received a CASI Travel Research Grant for the summer of 2010 to research Maoism in Bihar at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies. I now work as Head of Research Projects for IndoGenius in New Delhi.