Program Details

Explore contemporary India as a complex yet unified multi-cultural, multi-linguistic, religiously pluralistic democracy, and rising economic superpower through 15 credits of coursework. Pursue your own academic interests and distinguish yourself professio
Location:
Pune, India
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Contemporary India program pulls together a wide and diverse subject area through the lens of development studies, incorporating environmental issues, film, economics, social justice, and public health into a comprehensive curriculum that helps students better understand India’s unprecedented challenges and innovative solutions to them.

Explore contemporary India as a complex yet unified multi-cultural, multi-linguistic, religiously pluralistic democracy, and rising economic superpower through 15 credits of coursework. Pursue your own academic interests and distinguish yourself professionally by completing an internship, directed research project, or documentary film. Engage with Indian culture through co-curricular classes in traditional Indian vocals, instruments, or dance. Participate in local activities and field visits that highlight the differences between urban and rural life in contemporary India. Live like a Pune resident with an Indian host family and commute to campus via auto rickshaw.

The program price includes tuition and fees, housing, pre-departure materials, guidance on applying for a visa, orientation, cell phone, weekly activities, field study trip and/or long weekend trip varying by term and program, textbooks, the services of a full-time resident staff, and medical and evacuation insurance. Visit our website for a breakdown of estimated additional expenses.
Setting Description:
Pune, a vibrant, bustling city that has long been considered India’s academic center, offers students a stimulating exposure to the best and most intriguing elements of contemporary India. Only a short train ride from the booming metropolis of Mumbai, Pune is home to many of India’s top academic institutions and has a thriving student scene. Pune hosts many of the country’s most forward-thinking NGOs and is a striking example of the “new India,” with technology and international business rapidly bringing a new, fascinating dimension to its multi-faceted urban landscape.

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