Applied Global Business Learning is an academic program at Marquette University. Its purpose is to connect students, faculty and business leaders with motivated entrepreneurs in the developing world. It intends to foster sustainable business solutions while preserving cultural ideals with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of those involved in the small business or micro-enterprises. it is a chance for students of all majors to get hands-on experience with developing country businesses and engage in a unique cultural exchange. Each service learning trip focuses on a new business endeavor, finding answers, surveying local customers, and seeking out local expertise.
AGBL in India is a 3 credit course which accounts for Econ 3951 for undergraduate students led by Heather Kohls and Cindy Gruber.
The students will be accommodated at the Aravind Guesthouse in Madurai, India.
Ahmedabed is the largest city and former capital of the Indian state of Gujarat. With a city population of around 5.5 million, and an extended area population of 6.3 million it is the fifth largest city in India. Ahmedabed has a very diverse population, including large groups of Hindus, Muslims and Jains, this adds an interesting cultural dynamic to the city which makes the area known for their religious festivals and cuisine. Located in Ahmedabed is the University of St. Xavier where the group will stay most of the time and carry out their work.Delhi is the capital of India with a population of around 16 million. Delhi has a vast and fascinating history and has been continuously inhabited since the 6th century BC. Delhi has a very rich culture that has been greatly influenced by its lengthy history and historic association as the capital of India. There are many significant monuments in the city, including influential architecture in the form of temples and mosques. The city is also known for national events, holidays and festivals, as well as traditional Indian cuisine. This large city has a lot to offer and is a popular tourist destination.