Study in India Program
Study various angles of contemporary India through this interdisciplinary four-week program. Discover Hyderabad, the culture capital of Andhra Pradesh, while exploring picturesque historical monuments, a burgeoning IT industry, and everything in between. Situated on 2,300 acres of rolling hills on the outskirts of the city, University of Hyderabad is one of India’s most attractive and well-equipped campuses.
Language of Instruction: English
ISEP-Direct Summer for all ISEP member students
The University of Hyderabad Study in India Program (SIP) emphasizes heritage, continuity, and change in India. SIP offers an interdisciplinary program on Contemporary India. Topics covered include democracy in India, Indian philosophy, popular culture in India, and economic and political systems. The program is worth five credits. Additionally, students have the option to enroll in a one-credit Hindi course, for a total of six credits.
Past courses offered by SIP include: Historical Diversity; Understanding Democracy in India; Indian Philosophy; India and its Environment; Popular Culture in India; Religion and Politics in India; Muslim Communities in India; Cinema in India; Gender Issues in Contemporary India; Islamic Culture in India; Gender and Health in India; Media in India.
See the Membership Directory for details.
end of June - end of July 2015
mid April 2015
HOUSING AND MEALS
Students live in the fully furnished Tagore International House on campus. Amenities include air conditioner, dining area, TV room, computer room, and washer and dryer. Separate common areas and bathrooms for men and women are located on each wing of the Tagore International House. Students have access to a meal plan in the cafeteria with a variety of Indian and vegetarian dishes. Some Western dishes are also available.
The Study in India Program (SIP) is unique in that students' interests are given primary attention. One-on-one counseling via email prior to arrival and in person after are provided by the SIP faculty and student counselors to ensure a good match between student preferences and the courses they take. In some cases, independent studies are devised for SIP students.
India, the world's largest democracy, is home to an ancient, rich, and varied civilization. Hyderabad, the state capital of Andhra Pradesh, is the point where northern and southern Indian languages meet and where Hindu and Islamic civilizations intermingle. Hyderabad's rich tradition in art, poetry, calligraphy, architecture, dance, and music is known throughout the world. In addition, modern Hyderabad's information technology base, enterprising financial institutions, and trend-setting youth cultures bring a new vigor to its ancient landscape.
WHAT PAST STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY
"I learned so much about looking at the world through a different set of eyes. I became more independent, but also better able to connect with others. It was an experience that I will never forget." --Eden Rouse, East Carolina University
HOW TO FILL OUT THE ONLINE APPLICATION
Please consider the following requirements when filling out the online application :
• Participant Profile: REQUIRED
• Host Request List:
º Placement: SELECT "Summer"
º Site: SELECT "ISEP Direct"
º Country: SELECT "India"
º Institution: SELECT "University of Hyderabad"
º Program Type: SELECT "Regular University Courses"
• Course Request List: For Course Name, enter "Study in India Program" and click the disc icon.
• Language Proficiency: Are you planning to study at a host program where the primary language of instruction is different than your native language? SELECT "No."
• Personal Statement: REQUIRED
• Academic References: ONE REQUIRED
• Transcript: REQUIRED