Stonehill Service Corps - India is an 10-month cultural service experience. Corps members teach at Saint Andre School, a K-12 school with 900 students serving the tribal villages near Bogjungnagar. The school is operated by the Congregation of Holy Cross Diocese of Agartala.
The service term is June to April.
Corps members could teach any grade K-12 primarily in the field of English, although opportunities to teach in other areas of study may be available.
Living together in a modest home in Agartala near the Holy Cross religious community, Corps members commit to the program's principles of service, spirituality, community and simple living.
Program resources will cover the cost of room and board, medical insurance, and travel expenditures to and from the destination country at the start and end of the program. A modest monthly stipend and in-country travel subsidy will also be offered.
Student Loan Deferment or Forbearance
This service experience may also allow participants to defer their student loans during their time in service. For student loan deferment or forbearance information, contact Eric Newnum, Associate Director for Loans, at 508-565-1394 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The India program is open to Stonehill College alums of the current graduating class and the prior two graduating classes. No professional teaching experience is necessary, but those with a strong interest in teaching are encouraged to apply. English is the only language requirement.
Orientation and Training
Corps members participate in a four-day orientation program at Stonehill College immediately prior to departure. On-site orientation and training is also provided upon arrival in India.
- 2015 India Corps http://indiblog15.blogspot.in/
- 2014 India Corps http://stonehillinindia.blogspot.com/
- Tom McKenney '11 www.tmckenney.blogspot.com
- Charlotte Tuminelli '11 www.indiantransition.blogspot.com
- Read about the 2012 Corps' amazing 4-week in-country journey India Adventure
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