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Ubuntu Explorer Journeys: India 2011

"No nation rises higher than to the point to which they elevate their women."

Trip Details

Trip dates: October 29–November 10, 2011
Length: 13 days
Location: Lucknow and Varanasi, India
Costs: $3,500/person*
(final costs depends on airline prices)
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Group transportation
  • Meals
  • Lodging

Travel method: Air
Group size: 10
Sign-up deadline: NOW CLOSED

For more information or to request an application, contact IMCWD@gbgm-umc.org, call (212) 870-3719 or contact team leader Jeanie Blankenbaker: jbumvimny@aol.com (843) 342-7092. Please include "Ubuntu India 2011" in the subject heading of your e-mail.

*Indian visa and immunizations are not included in the above cost.

Come with us to India to participate in the 125th anniversary celebration of Isabella Thoburn College, the first Christian women’s college in India, and to connect with Methodist Women of India. This is an opportunity to commemorate this historic institution and to meet with our sisters from a diverse culture spectrum and share our experiences as a community of women. Truly, it will be a memorable event you don’t want to miss!

The history of Isabella Thoburn College is one of growth in service and scholarship. The college is the outcome of the dedication, struggles and initiatives of Isabella Thoburn, an American missionary, who was among the first missionaries sponsored by the Women’s Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church to India. Her dream was to bring education to the women of India and thereby empower them. The college believes that with character so molded, an Isabella Thoburn College student may be entrusted to carry through efficiently, courageously and faithfully any task she may undertake.

The Ubuntu Explorer Journey will give you an opportunity to:

  • Join and be active participants in the memorable celebration of this event.
  • Engage in dialogue with college students, increasing awareness of national and global social concerns.
  • Participate in activities with women of India through the Women’s Society of Christian Service (WSCS) and Deaconess Conference of India.
  • Enhance your knowledge of India’s culture by sharing, learning and appreciating one another, thus being enriched in the body of Christ.
  • Visit the city of Varanasi, one of the oldest cities in the world and located on the banks of the River Ganges. It’s often called “the holy city of India” by Buddhists, or the “city of temples.”
Last Updated: 04/29/2011

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