STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS
AIIS: Intensive Hindi Language – Summer
Run through the American Institute of Indian Studies, this program offers students 10 intensive weeks of language training June through August. The program includes small class sizes, two field trips, four film shows, 20 personal tutorial classes, two guest lectures, and six local trips. Students are encouraged to stay with local host families while completing the program.
Alliance for Global Education: India
Students who participate in the Contemporary India program of the Alliance for Global Education will have the chance to explore environmental issues, development, social justice, economics, and public health in India. The program offers a core academic base and elective classes, followed by the opportunity for students to apply what they learned to an internship, directed research project, or documentary film.
Carleton-Antioch Buddhist Studies in India
This semester long program offers rigorous academic courses in which students will earn up to 16 credits, the opportunity to learn about Buddhism in Bodh Gaya, meditation instruction in three different traditions, a chance to live with other students in the Buddhist community Burmese Vihar, and education in valuable research skills.
SIT India: Public Health, Gender, and Community Action
The Study in New Delhi program exposes students to the rich and historic culture of New Delhi while also offering rigorous academic classesFocus on women, children, tribal communities, and other underserved populations. Students can study Hindi, conduct individualized field research, immerse themselves into local culture, and pursue volunteer opportunities that focus on women, children, tribal communities, and other underserved populations through this program.
SIT India: Sustainable Development and Social Change
Based in Jaipur, this program will allow students to explore the internal and global factors that shape India’s development strategies, economic growth and social change. Topics of study include demographics, political trends, colonial rule, global governance of India, climate change, and social change interventions. Students will visit various institutions and NGOs in Jaipur and throughout India.
University of Wisconsin in India
In this program, students will live and study in Varanasi, India, a major Indian pilgrimage center and thriving modern city. The program offers the opportunity to study the Hindi language, core culture classes, and different independent learning experiences based on the student’s interests.
UNC Summer in India
The UNC Summer in India program offers students the opportunity to study the Hindi and Indian civilization while immersed in Indian culture and language. Led by UNC faculty, this six-week program allows students to explore a variety of fascinating and contrasting cultures and regions. Two weeks are based in New Delhi, the vibrant political and cultural capital of India, along with excursions to three regions of northern India: Western Uttar Pradesh (Agra, Mathura, Vrindavan, Aligarh); Rajasthan; and Haridwar-Rishikesh.
The Phillips Ambassadors scholarship program is managed by the UNC Study Abroad Office and is open to all qualified UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduates undertaking a study abroad experience in Asia (preference for students going to India and China), with 25 percent of the scholarships awarded to qualified business majors and minors. The scholarship combines a financial award, an academic course, and a charge to students to share their experience with their hometowns and the Carolina community.
Kenan-Flagler Business School Global Immersion Electives
The business school offers a short-term, summer program to India for undergraduate business majors and minors to provide first-hand insight into how business is conducted. Students attend pre-departure sessions on the economy, political life, and culture of India, and the program includes company visits, cultural exploration, and a service component. The school also offers a Global Immersion Elective to India for students in the MBA program. Students attend courses prior to departure on historical and cultural overviews of India, as well as an in-depth look at companies that will be visited during the trip.
Kenan-Flagler Business School MBA Exchanges
Through the PIM Consortium (Partnership in International Management), the business school offers students in the MBA program opportunities for semester exchanges with partner institutions: Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, and Management Development Institute in New Delhi.
School of Law Summer Study Abroad In India
The UNC School of Law offers a summer study abroad opportunity in India at Touro College in Shimla, Dharamsala, for UNC law students to gain additional course credits and legal knowledge and experience.