Study in India Program
Study both traditional and modern influences in India through this dynamic six-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. Study tours to nearby areas of historical and cultural interest are part of the program. Interdisciplinary in nature—with participating faculty from various schools, departments, and research centers within University of Hyderabad—SIP offers excellent coursework options. Students can choose to take up to two courses each equating to 3 credits (students can take a maximum of 6 US credits). Courses being offered this summer are as follows: Contemporary Indi, Politics in India, and Basic Hindi.
Past courses taken by SIP students include topics areas such as Diaspora, women’s studies, folk culture studies, religious studies, Indian philosophy, Indian dance, Indian cinema, art, literature, Indian politics and foreign policy, linguistics, communication technologies, anthropology, Indian history, mathematics, and sciences. Basic and advanced language courses such as Hindi, Telugu, Urdu, Sanskirt, and other Indian languages are also offered.
HOW TO LIST THIS PROGRAM IN THE ISEP APPLICATION
When completing the Host Site Request List, please ensure that it is written in this exact format:
University of Hyderabad- Study in India Program- ISEP Direct
See the Membership Directory for details.
Mid -June - late July, 2014
April 15, 2014
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