A Study Music Abroad in India program may be a fantastic way to combine earning undergraduate credits with travel to South Asia. Studying music abroad in India places you in a country rich in culture that spans over 4,500 years[i]. Musically, India is well known for many traditions and regional styles of music including Indian classical music, folk, pop and Hindustani and Carnatic making an India Study Abroad well worth considering.
Why Study Music Abroad in India
A Music Study Abroad in India brings you to the land of the Taj Mahal, Hindu mythology, Bollywood, Ayurveda, and yoga, and to a country whose earliest writings date back to 1700 BCE and 1200 CE.[ii] Choose from a variety of sponsored listings; learn how to play the sitar or tabla or learn how to perform the vocals (gayaki)[iii]. While you are there, immerse yourself in the flavors and customs of your host city, whether in New Delhi, Pune, Jaipur or Benares.
FUN FACT: While Westerners shake hands and say “hello”, in India the custom is to greet others by slightly bowing one’s head, hands touching in prayer and saying ‘namaste’.[iv]
Sources: [i] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India | [ii] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India | [iii] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_India | [iv] ediplomat.com/np/cultural_etiquette/ce_in.htm