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India: Development Studies & Hindi Language

Pune & Jaipur, India

India

Study in a country whose economy and infrastructure continue to change as its traditions stand the test of time. Learn about Indian culture by living with a host family, taking Hindi language courses, and volunteering at a community placement worksite that aligns with your academic interests.



Schedule

  • Spring semester (early January–late April)
  • Winter quarter/trimester (early January–mid-March)

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Who can apply

Undergraduates from any four-year US college or university

Living arrangements

Homestay with an Indian host family

Courses & credits

Recommended credit for the semester program is 16 semester credits or the equivalent. Recommended credit for the winter quarter/trimester is equivalent to a similar term on the home campus. See course descriptions

  • Development Economics
  • Hindi Language
  • Development Studies Practicum

Language requirement

No prerequisites. Except for the required Hindi language study, all classes are conducted in English.

Resources

Program brochure
Program handbook - Winter/spring 2017

Application deadlines

Winter/spring 2018 deadline

Early deadline: March 15, 2017
Do I need to apply early?
The early application date is available for students whose college requires that all off-campus study applications for the entire upcoming academic year must be completed the prior spring semester. If your college does not require a spring decision for programs the following spring, you may apply by either the early or final application deadline.

October 15, 2017

Winter/spring 2019 deadline

Early deadline: March 15, 2018
Do I need to apply early?
The early application date is available for students whose college requires that all off-campus study applications for the entire upcoming academic year must be completed the prior spring semester. If your college does not require a spring decision for programs the following spring, you may apply by either the early or final application deadline.

October 15, 2018

If the deadline has passed and you are interested in applying, contact the ACM Office immediately. Late applications may be accepted on a space-available basis.

Questions?

Emily Gaul, Assistant Director of Off-Campus Study Programs
11 E. Adams Street, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60603
312.561.5919 / egaul@acm.edu

Begin your adventure

Analyze development and economics in India

India is a compelling case study for understanding the relationship between a growing economy and disparities in socioeconomic classes, available infrastructure, public health, and education. You will study these concepts every day, whether you are in the classroom, on program excursions, or traveling through the city.


Adopt a new worldview

Jump out of your comfort zone and experience daily life in a new culture. As you explore India, take courses, and meet new people every day, your understanding of India, the world, and yourself will be transformed over the semester.


Get involved in the community

The community engagement project and homestay roots your off-campus experience in a local Indian community, allowing you to become part of something bigger. What will you learn from people you meet who call Pune and Jaipur their home?


Once-in-a-lifetime experiences

Alosha Southern
Grinnell College

The course topics enhanced my understanding of cultural and social nuances in India, and it was very rewarding to feel as if I was able to understand and communicate in Hindi by the end of the semester.

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