International Perspectives, currently titled Water Poverty in Rural India, is designed and taught by IIHR faculty and staff and offered under the auspices of the University of Iowa International Programs Winterim Study Abroad program. The course takes students to India’s Mewat — an underdeveloped area where securing freshwater for drinking and cooking is a daily hardship. UI Students work with local students and Mewat villagers on projects to provide low-cost solutions to enhance the meager freshwater supplies and to raise awareness of the alarming rates of freshwater depletion. Each participant engages with a real-life project based on his or her background and skills. The interdisciplinary nature of the course enables students to benefit from the exchange of ideas and learn to adapt, adjust, and work with one another.