By 2023 the World Bank forecasts India will overtake China to be the most populous country on earth. India is one of the worlds youngest countries with an average age of 26 vs 38 in China.
Despite COVID the IMF forecasts India to grow faster than China in 2021 and each year for the foreseeable future. Per Capita Income is now where China was just before the Beijing Olympics.
Many of the worlds leading tech companies are led by Indians including Google and Microsoft. Credit Suisse has identified over 100 startups based in India worth more than $1bn including Zomato and Ola and Oyo.
India is the most diverse place on earth and has been at the heart of the human story for thousands of years. Vibrant and fascinating, India is the perfect focus for an immersive virtual study tour. India is also increasingly relevant to student careers given its re-emergence as an economic superpower.
All that said, India remains a country we know relatively little about. It has traditionally been overlooked because of its sheer scale, diversity and complexity. India is increasingly realising its potential as a tremendously creative and innovative culture and economy.
Our instructional design is founded on the belief that a Virtual Study Tour can actually go beyond what is possible in an in-person study tour. Collaborative online working is a key 21st century skill - even more so due to Covid-19. In many fields, this often takes place with colleagues based in India. Reimagining India VST offers unique experiences which are closer to the future careers of students working with India than any other study tour.
•Multi-National Corporations from all around the World collaborate with India and Indians (co-workers, outsourcing partners, offshore centres)
•Indian startups and corporates are hiring internationally as they expand around the world
•Increasing need to understand the Indian consumer by designing and delivering products and services from ANZ Bank to Byron Bay Chilli Sauce!
•Working with India on public policy issues – Government, Think Tanks or public policy challenges (eg. Climate, Security & Trade)
Here's what students all around the world have to stay about our course!
Since 2016, we have been providing opportunities to learn in India to students from eighteen Australian universities. We are now able to extend that opportunity to virtual courses and study tours. The Reimagining India Virtual Study Tour is supported with funding by the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan. Eligible students can receive Short Term Mobility Grants.
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Nick was the lead instructor for an acclaimed Coursera MOOC with (4.7/5 star rating) that he developed for the U.S. Department of State and Ohio State University.