Center for International Education


Religious Pluralism in Practice

This program is run in conjunction with Rajagiri School of Social Work in Kochi and the Amrita University in Kollam. It provides learning opportunities through direct exposure to a variety of religious sites and international service-learning experiences in the richly pluralistic state of Kerala, India.

Program Highlights:

  • Art therapy, religious studies, and Asian studies students gain international, firsthand exposure to inter-religious dialogue.
  • Interact with religious practitioners from a variety of religious backgrounds to expand competence in intercultural and inter-religious affairs.
  • Engage in an experiential learning component using methods from art therapy.
  • Take a 3-credit creative art therapy or religious studies/Asian studies course that offers language and cultural training before departure.

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About India

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Megan Matott '14

"I feel like I took away something that I will hold near and dear to my heart for the rest of my life. I learned not just about religious diversity and the ways pluralism can work in a modernizing society, but I got a taste of what it takes from us as individuals to create a society in which religious pluralism can peacefully thrive."

Program Director

Corinne G. Dempsey

Corinne G. Dempsey

Associate Professor & Rosemarie Beston Chair for International Studies in Religious Studies
Golisano Academic Center 360