Location & Facilities
Spend a semester exploring the fascinating contrasts of India. From the high-tech industries of Bangalore to thousands of rural villages seemingly untouched by time, India encompasses both the dynamic forces of globalization and the deep-rooted traditions of ancient culture.
India’s population of 1.2 billion people represents a multitude of religions, ethnicities, political states, languages, and art forms. Its founding democratic principles continue to unfold and adapt amidst political, economic, and social restructuring. Daily sights in India can range from modern glass office buildings to informal housing settlements to historic architecture. These everyday encounters will help you understand how India is evolving over time.
Your home base is the fast-paced, prosperous city of Pune in the state of Maharashtra. Historically, the city served as a site for Hindu resistance to British rule.
Now, Pune is an important center for the automobile and software industries, and also remains a cultural hub for the arts, entertainment, food, and recreation. You’ll soon see why leaders in the fields of art, music, dance, yoga, theatre, film, religion, politics, environmental science and social reform like to call this eclectic city their home.
"The Oxford of the East"
Pune, or “The Oxford of the East,” hosts a variety of universities and colleges and is a thriving center for student life. Your own classes will be based at the ACM office, located in a popular area for students and near a multitude of shops and restaurants.
The ACM office gives you access to classrooms, a student lounge, and wireless internet. You can also explore your resources beyond the program office, including museums, educational institutions, government offices, political organizations, business and labor groups, and cultural and social welfare agencies.
ACM's offices are in the same building as the Alliance Francaise de Pune.