Indian Diaspora Council

Prof. Jay Nathan, PhD, Endowed Cultural Immersion Scholarship Program

A 3-week cultural immersion program, during the month of July of 2018, to enable students of Indian origin to experience American culture, excursions to historical places and learning English with qualified ESL instructors. Students will receive instruction in topics such as reading and vocabulary, writing, and conversation. Students will also experience American history and culture through a variety of day and weekend activities in Pennsylvania. This intensive, but enjoyable learning-by-doing experience that include music, theatre, field trips to nature walks.

Date & Duration
July 9-27, 2018 (3 weeks)

Includes cost of the program, at Keystone College, room and board at campus, activities and travel by bus from New York to Keystone College in La Plume, Pennsylvania. Facilities include double rooms, lounges, laundry facilities, breakfast/lunch/dinner at campus student restaurant facilities. “We are sure the students will enjoy their experience on our beautiful campus and learn a great deal about life in the United States.” ~ Keystone College President Dr. David Coppola.

Keystone College, La Plume Campus, 1 College Road, La Plume, Pennsylvania 18440. Keystone College is a private comprehensive college located in La Plume, Northeastern Pennsylvania. The school was founded in 1868. Enrolling approximately 1,400 students, Keystone offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degree options in liberal arts and science-based programs in business, communications, education, fine arts, science, environmental resource management, geology, and social sciences. The school is well-regarded for the personalized attention given to students and its small class sizes. Keystone College is located about 15 miles (18 km) from Scranton, PA, 110 miles (175 km) from New York City and 115 miles(185 km) from Philadelphia.

Undergraduate entering freshman/woman 17-18 years of age, good academic standing and references. Person of Indian origin; Citizen of USA or Green Card Holder. Number accepted: Up to 10.

Due date: January 31, 2018 (1/31/18) Use application format below and send via to Prof. Jay Nathan, Ph.D. at:

Accepted applicants will be notified by February 15, 2018 (2/15/18)

Promoted by Indian Diaspora Council International (IDC) Indian Diaspora Council International (IDC), established in 1997, is an international non-profit organization with global affiliates and membership in 21 countries with the objective to embrace, engage, and enhance the shared heritage, aspirations, and interests of persons of Indian origin with optimum inclusivity.