Since 2009, Westminster and India has given students, faculty and staff, as well as community members, the opportunity to work in schools and rural libraries, developing partnerships and relationships across international, religious and cultural lines. Students gain a firsthand perspective on the diversity of education and life in rural India. In the past, they have participated in reading programs especially for young girls, science project development, and art and reading programs in a school for children with disabilities. Student led fund-raising, research projects, and fellowships have also added to the advancement of our Indian partners as well as Westminster student participants. Greater cultural understanding of the religions and subcultures of India continues to be a profound part of this inaugural SISL program (Summer International Service Learning Program).