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Lady Doak College in Madurai, India
At Lady Doak College the learning processes and experiences are geared to liberate, transform and empower the learner and the learned. The first Women's College in Madurai, India, was the brainchild of Ms. Katie Wilcox, an American missionary with a vision and fervor for the empowerment of women. The College made its humble genesis in 1948, and within a short span of time, in 1978, it was commissioned to function as an autonomous college, being affiliated to the Madurai Kamaraj University. Lady Doak College strives to develop student intellectual powers, locate, identify and cultivate their interests and talents, and train them to be responsible and useful citizens. The college presently functions as a unit of Katie Wilcox Education Association and stands distinguished as one of the pioneering autonomous colleges in India.
All students participating in exchange programs are eligible to apply for a grant from the Office of International Affairs of up to $1,000 toward airfare costs.
Lady Doak College has a wide array of academic programs to choose from including: Business Administration, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics, Physics, and Social Sciences.
Participation in any credit-bearing study abroad program through Longwood will waive General Education Goal 9.
This exchange program is open to female students from any major. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. Courses are offered in English.
Students are housed in one of nine residential halls. For more information about accommodations visit Lady Doak’s residential life page.
Students on exchange programs pay regular Longwood tuition and fees for the semester they will be abroad. Additional costs include airfare, room and board, passport, any required visas, books, and personal expenses.
Longwood students also pay a $250 non-refundable study abroad administrative fee upon acceptance.
The Office of International Affairs offers two scholarships:
- Lancers Abroad Scholarship: up to $500 for short-term programs or $900 for semester programs
- Presidential Scholarship: up to $2,000 for semester-long programs in which participants are studying in non-Anglophone countries (generally reserved for foreign language majors, but students taking courses in the host language are also encouraged to apply).
Honors students are eligible for separate funding through the Cormier Honors College. Contact Jessi Znosko to get started.
For more information on these and many other scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page
The Department of State keeps up-to-date information about visa requirements for India. Students are responsible for their own visa applications and any related expenses. Contact Dr. Emily Kane to get started.