UMW in India | Communication Seminar in Mumbai



UMW in India

Communication Seminar in Mumbai


Program Dates

 MSpringIconarch 3 — March 11

Spring Break 2019


Program Fees


$500 deposit due upon registration.  $3,685 final payment due December 12, 2018.


  • Round-trip international airfare
  • Airport transfers and ground transportation
  • Housing and accommodations
  • Most meals plus 4 bottles of water each day
  • Guided tours
  • International health insurance
  • UMW Education Abroad fee

NOT Included

  • UMW tuition (may be part of your Spring 2019 course load)
  • Indian Tourist visa (required)
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal expenses
  • Supplemental meals or snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Immunizations
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Health Information

International travel may require immunizations or preventative medicines. Please refer to the US Center for Disease Control’s Traveler’s Health Information Page for recommendations. The UMW Health Center provides free travel consultations by appointment, as well as travel information for UMW students. The Center for International Education recommends that each student have a personalized medical consultation prior to international travel.

Specifically for this program, Hepatitis A and Typhoid immunizations are recommended. The Hepatitis A vaccine is delivered in two doses and the first must be administered at least one month prior to departure. UMW’s Student Health Center recommends the oral Typhoid vaccine and can consult with students on an individual basis. It is also recommended that students take preventative malarial medication.

This program requires a moderate level of activity, including significant walking and lengthy hours.


Professor Smita Oxford will lead a group of students to Mumbai, India’s most populous and diverse city, for an exploration of the business culture and communication practices in this major world metropolis. The course gives students the opportunity to witness Mumbai’s economic development firsthand and to understand its status in the new global economy. Students will visit companies they have studied through case study and the internet and explore the rich business and cultural traditions of India. 

In addition to coursework, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Discover the beautiful Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
  • Experience fascinating Mumbai landmarks and locales
  • Explore Bollywood, home of the India’s Hindi-language film industry
  • See the Gateway of India, one of Mumbai’s most famous monuments, constructed during the British Raj.
  • Visit densely-populated Dharavi, one of the largest slums in the world
  • Experience the historic Victoria Terminus, a famous architectural landmark
  • Shop and experience the local flavors at Delhi Ahat


Accommodation in twin rooms in four-star hotels. WiFi and breakfast included at each location. 


Students will enroll in the Spring 2019 course BUAD 471: Communication Seminar in Mumbai for 3 credits.

This course satisfies the Experiential Learning OR Global Inquiry general education requirement by contract with the Faculty Director.

Requirements & Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course. Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA in order to participate. This program is open to all students regardless of major.


Faculty-Led Program Scholarships are available to UMW students (deadlines apply).


See the program fees and payment due dates in the right column. Use the Make a Payment button below to pay your deposit and regular program payment. Use the Special Payment option to pay a special amount (such as additional insurance or payment in a different amount as a result of a scholarship award). Online payees have the choice of either credit card or eCheck payment. Credit card payments will incur a 2.75% service fee. There is no service charge for eCheck payments.

Students can also make payment to the UMW Cashier’s Office, located on the second floor of Lee Hall, by cash or check. Make all checks payable to “UMW” and indicate that the payment should go towards the program’s fund (not to the individual student’s account).


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