FUTURE-FOCUSED STUDY ABROAD

India

A rising economic power and technology leader, India is the world’s largest democracy. With a 3,000-year-old civilization that is continually redefining itself, India offers rich, varied avenues of study. You’ll study in amazing towns and cities with distinct languages and landscapes.

You’ll be able to engage with locals and further develop your academic and professional goals through field visits, research, internships, apprenticeships or even documentary filmmaking. You can work with cutting-edge nonprofit organizations and social entrepreneurs.

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IFSA Global and Public Health
Manipal,
India

This program has been suspended for Spring 2022. Please consider another IFSA program for Spring 2022 or apply to this program for Fall 2022. Check out these Spring 2022 program alternatives.


Five miles from the Arabian Sea lies the college town of Manipal, an ideal location from which to study India's public health challenges and rich cultural heritage. Build a strong foundation in the health sciences alongside Indian peers, and visit local clinics at the forefront of health promotion, disease prevention, and even Ayurvedic medicine.

Term
Fall
Spring
Est. cost
$ 16,975
$ 16,975
GPA
3.00
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IFSA The City, the River, the Sacred
Varanasi,
India

This program has been suspended for Spring 2022. Please consider another IFSA program for Spring 2022 or apply to this program for Fall 2022. Check out these Spring 2022 program alternatives.


Experience how the influx of religious pilgrims to the sacred Ganges River has given rise to unique urban and environmental issues over the centuries. Through studying Hindi or Urdu language, living with a host family, and learning an Indian art form or artisan trade, you will be fully immersed in Varanasi's daily life!

Term
Fall
Spring
Est. cost
$ 16,975
$ 16,975
GPA
2.50
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IFSA Contemporary India
Pune,
India

This program has been suspended for Spring 2022. Please consider another IFSA program for Spring 2022 or apply to this program for Fall 2022. Check out these Spring 2022 program alternatives.


Explore the unique issues facing the world's largest democracy as a multi-cultural society and rising superpower. Courses span from social justice to development economics and intensive field-based and experiential opportunities such as research, internships and film making are part of the immersive experience. Improve your critical language skills by enrolling in a Hindi elective course to connect with nearly 500 million Hindi speakers globally. Plus, you will live in a homestay to become part of an Indian family's life and traditions.

Term
Fall
Spring
Est. cost
$ 16,975
$ 16,975
GPA
2.50
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IFSA Summer in Pune, India
Pune,
India

Study the largest democracy in the world as you live and learn in Pune, a thriving city where you’ll find the combination of the spiritual and entrepreneurial fascinating. With opportunities to study public health, economics, gender studies, and more, you’ll find Pune the perfect backdrop for your academic endeavors. At the end of four or eight weeks of exploration with your IFSA cohort, you can let your new knowledge of India’s distinct and varied cultures shine in your future endeavors. 


During your IFSA Summer in Pune, India, customize your study abroad experience by taking a single class during the four-week Session 1 or take a single class during the four-week Session 2. You can also extend your studies by enrolling in both Session 1 and Session 2. Combine study with an internship by enrolling in IFSA Summer in Pune, India Session 1 followed by the eight-week IFSA Summer Internship in Pune, India program. 


Please note that Summer in India replaces our Summer in Pune summer program.

Term
Summer
Est. cost
$ 3,595
GPA
2.00
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IFSA Summer Internships in Pune, India
Pune,
India

Live and work in India as you complete a summer internship, building your relevant work experience and intercultural skills for your future. With India’s status as a global emerging market, Pune is the perfect place to explore work culture and norms. The thriving city is a unique combination of entrepreneurial and spiritual, and your opportunities to engage in the culture are endless.


Enhance your learning and develop marketable skills with an eight-week Summer Internship in India. You can start your internship in late May (Session 1) or late June (Session 2), whichever works best for your schedule. You can also combine study with an internship by enrolling in the four-week IFSA Summer in Pune, India Session 1 followed by the eight-week IFSA Summer Internship in Pune, India (Session 2) program.  

Term
Summer
Est. cost
$ 5,995
GPA
2.00

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