- Bangalore, India
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
- Program Description:
The Bengaluru program provides the extraordinary opportunity to study Indian culture, sociology, service learning, business, and humanities while also volunteering in the local community with fellow students who are interested in contributing and making a difference in their society. You will be studying in one of the most prestigious and beautiful campuses in India and will gain personal exposure to the social issues of Indian life. Bengaluru is an ideal place to learn how the technological and business revolution is transforming traditional Indian society into a fastpaced hybrid of EastWest life. Its location in Indias Silicon Valley makes it an excellent spot for networking and developing contacts with companies involved in software and business outsourcing.
USAC students are integrated into the university atmosphere and have many opportunities to experience the culture, learn about the country, and make friends. Volunteer opportunities are available, along with college sports, clubs, and association activities. All students are required to enroll in a 1-credit Service Learning course during their first semester in India. You may also take a program-organized Indian Cuisine course to gain even more knowledge of the local culture. USAC students are paired with Indian “buddies” to help orient them to the university and surrounding areas.
Program fees include tuition, orientation, field trips, entry to some museums and cultural events, and health insurance.
- Setting Description:
- Bangalore is the fifth larges city in India. It was founded in the sixteenth century by a Hoysala king and was ruled by the Maharajas of Mysore throughout much of its history. Today it is the capital of the state of Karnataka and one of India's most modern cities with malls, bargain shopping centers, cafes, nightclubs, and multi-cuisine restaurants. Its abundance of parks, lakes, and gardens, many built by the British Raj, has earned it the nickname "Garden City." It also is endowed with a pleasant sub-tropical climate (55°-80°F). March through May is the warmest season and most of the rain falls between June and September, leaving the air clean and fresh.
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