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 specifically designed for first and second year students of any major.
This 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. Excursions to Mumbai and Hampi are also included.
Courses and Credits
Pending approval from the College of Arts and Sciences, the credit for the Global Summer India Program will be Arts & Sciences 2797.02 (3 semester hours).
Students will be housed in the international dormitories on campus.
You are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $4465 program fee. The program fee includes airfare, housing, some excusions, a visa and most meals. It does not cover passports, immunizations, some meals or personal expenses.
The actual cost for Ohio State to run this program is $5465 per student; this cost is subsidized by the Office of International Affairs in the amount of $1,000 (subject to change).
For information about cancellation of participation in this program, please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy
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.
Academic Enrichment Grants (USG)
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 Study Abroad Health & Safety Committee will review the petition. For further information, and to obtain the petition form, please contact the OIA study abroad coordinator
All students will be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs. These sessions will offer important information on travel, health, academic expectations, history, and culture. The dates and locations of orientation meetings will be provided in the letter of acceptance.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.