PSIL brings together three separate groups of students to create the PSIL community: Harvard undergraduates, and college and high school students in India, who are Instructors, Instructor Fellows, and Participants, in the context of the program, respectively. While high school students are developing leadership skills, Harvard undergraduates and Indian College students are learning how to be effective teachers. By interacting with one another, all three groups gain a deeper understanding of teaching and learning as well as expand their worldviews as they share experiences with people from many different backgrounds.
PSIL for Harvard Undergraduates
For Harvard undergraduates, PSIL is a commitment that spans a couple of months. The Harvard team is assembled in the Fall semester and work commences immediately on the curriculum. The Harvard team then travels to India in January for about 10 days to execute the program.