Program Details

India is home to over thirty UNESCO World Heritage Sites and one of the seven modern wonders of the world. YFU students have the exciting opportunity to call this cultural wonderland home!
New Delhi, India
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Academic Year, Fall Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Study at a local high school in India while living with a host family who will help you adjust to your new surroundings. As you begin learning Hindi, you'll make friends with your local classmates, explore your town, and grow to appreciate Indian culture. School courses may include Hindi, English, mathematics, humanities, commerce, computer science, history, social studies, yoga, arts, and physical education. Most classes are taught in English. Students will be placed in private schools, where they typically study humanities and commerce.


Extend your stay with an optional community service project that will help you to feel more involved in your home-away-from-home. Projects may include (but are not limited to) working in an orphanage, teaching, working with the elderly, or working with people with mental disabilities. While on program, students continue to live with their host families, but instead of attending school, they volunteer for several hours each day.


Youth For Understanding USA's (YFU) high school study abroad program is an experience that will immerse you in the lives, language, cultures, and communities of a real family in one of more than 40 countries around the globe. YFU is a homestay experience where you live with a carefully selected host family who has agreed to open their home and their hearts to you---providing room, board, and a caring home. You'll gain a global family, make new friends, and even attend a new school, on a academic programs. Previous language study is not required.

YFU programs make a lasting, life-changing impact on young people. YFU students return as young adults---more independent, competent, and confident---with a deeper understanding of their family and country. They also discover that the YFU experience opens doors for many years to come, enhancing educational and professional opportunities. National and regional scholarship opportunities available.

Setting Description:
Visit the bustling streets and tranquil palaces in the land of the Maharajas! Discover Indian culture through the booming Bollywood movie industry, and live in a colorful and multi-ethnic country with thousands of years of history.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
Through the generosity of numerous corporations, governments, foundations and individuals, YFU awards more than $2.3 million in partial or full study abroad scholarships annually.

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