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India Global Summer

Program Highlights


June 27 -July 27, 2014


OSU Sponsored





Host University

University of Hyderabad

Academic Credit

Arts and Sciences 2797.02

Application Deadline

February 15, 2014
Term: 1144


All majors;
Good academic standing

Program Costs

Ohio State Tuition + $2,685 (See "Program Costs" Section for details)

Contact Information

Tiffany Pierskalla (.5)

Resident Directors

Ola Ahlqvist
Department of Geography


The "Contemporary India" Ohio State Global Summer Study Abroad Program introduces students to India, with a focus on the diversities of Indian society, culture, religion, politics and economy. Through coursework and experiential learning, students will gain a new perspective on India and its people beyond the images portrayed through the media, giving students the opportunity to see India through Indian eyes. This program is open to students of any major.


IndiaThis program will take place at the Study in India (SIP) center at the University of Hyderabad. Hyderabad, one of the largest metropolitan cities in India has both a rich historical tradition and a modern urban center. Hyderabad is the capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh and is home to over four million people. A regional excursion is also included.

Courses and Credits

Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn three credits of Arts and Sciences 2797.02. This course can be used to satisfy the Education Abroad Open Option GE.


Students will be housed in the international dormitories on campus.

Program Costs

Students are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $2,685 program fee. The program fee includes housing, some excusions, a visa and most meals. It does not cover airfare, passports, immunizations, some meals or personal expenses.

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.

Application Information

Applicants must submit the Office of International Affairs Study Abroad Application online via Buckeyelink. Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed to your Statement of Account. The application fee will be refunded only if you are not accepted or submit a written request to withdraw your application prior to the application deadline.


Students should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarships deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

Special Petition Process

In the event that a U.S. Department of State travel warning is issued or already in place for this country, study abroad will be possible only by special petition.* The petition must be submitted one month before the application deadline. The International Travel Policy Committee will review the petition. For further information, and to obtain the petition form, please contact the OIA study abroad coordinator.


In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Passports are required for every Ohio State study abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa (as early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about applying for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.

Ohio State Funding Opportunities: oia.osu.edu
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel warnings/country specific information)
Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov/travel (geographic health recommendations)
India Global Gateway: go.osu.edu/IndiaGlobalGateway

Contact Us
Information about Getting Started sessions and study abroad coordinator advising hours can be viewed at http://oia.osu.edu/study-abroad.html. Questions about study abroad programs can be directed to abroadadvisor@osu.edu. The Office of International Affairs is located in Oxley Hall, 1712 Neil Avenue.

*Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement in this handout, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula, and courses. The Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program for which a State Department travel warning is in effect. It is the policy of Ohio State not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or handicap in matters of admission, employment, housing, or services in the educational programs which it administers in accordance with civil rights legislation.