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India Global Summer

Program Highlights


Summer 2015 Dates: July 6 - July 31, 2015


OSU Sponsored





Host University

University of Hyderabad

Academic Credit

Arts and Sciences 2797.02

Application Deadline

February 1, 2015
Term: 1154


All majors;
2.0 GPA or higher, must not have a current record action of "Warning," "Probation," or "Probation by Special Action";
Preference for first and second year undergraduates

Program Costs

Ohio State Tuition + $2,196 (See "Program Costs" Section for details)

Contact Information

Tiffany Pierskalla (.5)

Resident Directors

Professor Tony Mughan
Department of Political Science


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. Hyderabad


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. 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.

Admitted participants are required to register in 3 hours of Arts and Sciences 2797.02 for the summer term.


Students will be housed in the international dormitories on campus.

Program Costs

Buddha in Hussain Sagar LakeStudents are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $2,196 program fee. The program fee includes housing, some excursions, a visa and most meals. It does not cover airfare, passports, immunizations, some meals or personal expenses.

This program has been generously subsidized by the College of Arts and Sciences. All accepted students who meet eligibility requirements for this program will receive a program specific scholarship award from $500-$750.

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.


All accepted students who meet eligibility requirements for this program will receive a program specific scholarship award from $500-$750.

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 for this country, study abroad will be possible only by special petition.* If a travel warning exists at the time of acceptance, the petition must be included as part of the program acceptance materials. If a travel warning is issued after acceptance to the program, participants will be asked by their Office of International Affairs study abroad coordinator to submit a petition at that time. All petitions are reviewed by the International Travel Policy Committee and subject to approval by the Provost.


Open to all majors;
2.0 GPA or higher, must not have a current record action of "Warning," "Probation," or "Probation by Special Action";
Preference for first and second year undergraduates

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.