Program Details

Spend your semester or academic year abroad in India! Study abroad in Hyderabad—with AIFS.
Location:
Hyderabad, India
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Spend a semester or academic year in the diverse and modern city of Hyderabad, India with AIFS! You’ll earn up to 16 credits per semester at the University of Hyderabad. Courses are taught in English.

The University of Hyderabad offers a Community Engagement Program (CEP) during the fall semester. The CEP is a service learning program which develops an understanding of current issues impacting community life in India and places students with an NGO to experience development initiatives firsthand. Two required courses for this program are Community Engagement: Theory and Practice and Community Engagement: Language.

You’ll live in an international student residence hall, designed especially for study abroad students. Students typically share a double room. Three meals a day in the residence cafeteria are included in your program fee.

You’ll enjoy cultural and social activities such as guided walking tours, visits to important cultural and historic sites, Indian cooking classes and festival celebrations. Included at the start of the program, the 6-day Golden Triangle Tour takes students to India’s most famous cities: Delhi, Agra (to see the Taj Mahal) and Jaipur.

Optional excursions include a 4-day trip to Ajanta and Ellora and a 4-day visit to Kerala.

Setting Description:
Hyderabad is known as the City of Pearls, a legacy of its history as a pearl and diamond trading center. As the joint capital of the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad embodies a confluence of Hindu & Muslim culture, offering a rare opportunity to experience the cultural traditions of both these faiths. A modern and cosmopolitan city, Hyderabad is located in the central part of India making it the perfect place from which to experience both Northern & Southern Indian traditions.
Cost:
AIFS is a premier provider of study abroad programs. Program fees cover tuition and housing, and over 50% of our study abroad participants receive financial support from AIFS in the form of scholarships or grants. A meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance, and 24-hour emergency service are also included. Coordinated AIFS Flight Packages with major airlines are also available.

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
Open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors (Traditional Academic Program). Open to college juniors and seniors (Community Engagement Program). Minimum 3.0 GPA is required. 2.75 GPA and above considered on a case-by-case basis. No previous foreign language study required.
Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
Over 50% of our study abroad participants receive financial support from AIFS in the form of scholarships or grants. Please see website for deadlines and eligibility requirements.

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