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Living Arrangements

For many students, living with a host family is the most valuable part of their time in Pune. It gives you a chance to participate in family celebrations, try traditional Indian cuisine, and get to know an Indian community.

Students live with families in residential neighborhoods throughout the city. Another ACM student will be placed in a separate

Each morning, you’ll have breakfast provided by your host family before making your way to the ACM program site for classes.

nearby homestay so you can commute to the ACM office together. Host families are carefully vetted by ACM India staff, and many have been hosting students for years. You will have your own room and access to laundry.

Each morning, you’ll have breakfast provided by your host family before making your way to the ACM program site for classes. Your homestay could either be within walking distance of the ACM office or a maximum of 45 minutes away by auto rickshaw.

The ACM office is in a popular area of the city for students and has a multitude of shops and restaurants nearby. While students are required to provide their own lunch, they are encouraged to explore the local cuisine. Each day will end with dinner provided by your host family.

“One of the biggest contributions to my experience was my host family. From festivals to dinner with friends, my host mom was very inclusive and welcoming. Living with a local Indian woman also allowed me to become more aware of the city and what it has to offer. This also taught me to be independent as I learned more about the city and felt more comfortable on my own.”

—Cheryn Aouaj, Colorado College, molecular and cellular biology major

Your home away from home

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