Since 2009, Nobles has collaborated with the Mussoorie Village Development Committee to improve sanitation, water and education services to remote villages in the Himalayan foothills in India. India is one of the most populous nations in the world, rich in history, architecture and religion. This is a chance for students to dive in and experience a culture different from Nobles through a combination of service learning, exploration and outdoor excursions for two weeks during March break.

The trip will have three distinct parts:

  • Tour New Delhi: learning about the capital city with special attention to the life and work of Gandhi.
  • Participate in Service Projects in Mussoorie, located in the foothills of the Himalayas: working directly with a local non-governmental organization to help with community development projects. Students will have the chance to meet and collaborate with locals, talk with Indian students, and get involved in an organization that is successfully working for positive, sustainable change. Students will also spend one afternoon working at a Tibetan Refugee Center.
  • Explore India: sample a few adventures including yoga at a traditional ashram in Rishikesh, visits to Hindi, Sikh, and Jain temples, white water rafting on the Ganges and a day trip to see the Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri (a world heritage site).


For more detailed information on this trip, including dates, cost, trip leaders, and trip and financial aid applications, click here. 


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