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Winona State University Travel Study to India

About This Travel Study

Experience life in India’s Rajasthan state on a meaningful and transformative travel study! Visit a remote mountain community that has partnered with Free The Children/Me to We and work alongside local families on a sustainable development project. Challenge your perspective of the world as you take part in dynamic discussions and workshops with faulty members and learn firsthand how issues in India, such as the caste system, impact access to resources like education, clean water and health care. We can’t wait to host you!

Have questions? Want to learn more?

We will be holding TWO informational Q & A sessions in October.

  • Tuesday, October 18th - 6:00pm Kryzsko Commons(KC) - 100 Student Activity Center (outside student union)
  • Wednesday, October 19th - 4:00pm Kryszko Commons (KC) 203 & 204 Dining Room (across from Jack Kane Dining hall)


India: Expect the Unexpected


Travel with WSU faculty and Me to We staff on a service trip to beautiful India and see for yourself one of the most diverse regions of the world.

Visit beautiful Udaipur, the “city of lakes,” where your senses will be overwhelmed with the aroma of samosas cooking in street stalls, the vibrant colours of sari-clad women and the sound of hundreds of conversations in dozens of languages and dialects and the thick, sticky heat of India.

Travel on winding roads to one of Free The Children’s rural partner communities where you will spend your days building a school and getting to know some of the most marginalized people in the world. You will experience intensive leadership training, analyse the complex social issues that you see along your journey and think critically about how you are interconnected with the issues that affect India and Asia as a whole.

Experience first-hand the smells, colours and sounds of a vibrant and dynamic country.

Trip Information

Winona State University Travel Study to India

May 6 to May 19

Destination India
3 credits SUST 150,
(Pending approval for Goal 10 People & the Environment)
Departure Date May 6th, 2017
Departure Point MSP
Cost of Travel Study $5,000
Deposit $500 (by Nov. 28)
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Trip Highlights


  • Volunteer abroad and work on projects to help provide children with access to education.
  • Explore ancient ruins and visit historical sites surrounding breathtaking Udaipur.
  • Participate in interactive workshops to explore global issues.
  • Play with local children and engage with community members.
  • Earn 3-credits towards your degree.

Trip Documents

Contact Information

WSU Faculty Members

Anne Vande Berg
avandeerg@winona.edu
Jen Zemke
jzemke@winona.edu

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Trip Details

What is included in this trip?

This program fee includes:

  • All transportation expenses while in India
  • Three meals daily and purified drinking water
  • 24/7 facilitation by Me to We Facilitators and Staff
  • Language Lessons
  • Leadership training such as public speaking, goal setting, social issues, and action planning
  • Travel and Medical Insurance *

This program fee does not include:

  • Vaccinations recommended by your travel doctor
  • Spending money
  • Costs for a new or updated Passport
  • Costs for obtaining a travel or transit visa if necessary
  • Indian Tourist Visa.
    Price of Visa varies depending on traveller. Your trip coordinator will provide you with Tourist Visa Application information upon being accepted into the program
  • Additional baggage fees

Travel and medical insurance are mandatory:

* Travel and medical insurance are mandatory for all trip participants and is included as part of the WSU cost of the trip. Travel and medical insurance include trip cancellation, trip interruption and travel medical insurance.

Fundraising Program

Included in this program are fundraisers that have been test-driven by educators and youth who have experienced a Me to We Trip.

Fundraising Program for Your Me to We Trip