Study Abroad & Internships

Study Abroad in India

For the most up-to-date information about study abroad opportunities in India, see the Office of International Studies web site.

I. School for International Training (SIT) Program: Arts and Culture of North India (Delhi)

One-semester (either Spring or Fall). Focus on arts and architecture, with good instruction in either elementary or intermediate Hindi. Includes some overnight or several day excursions, and a “Field Study Seminar,” culminating in an Independent Study Project and final essay. General information is available at: www.sit.edu/studyabroad

II. School for International Training (SIT) Program: Culture and Development (Jaipur).

One semester (either Spring or Fall). Focus on social and political organizations, with good instruction in elementary Hindi, with arrangements possible for more advanced language study. Includes some overnight or several day excursion, and a “Field Study Seminar,” culminating in an Independent Study Project and final essay. General information is available at www.sit.edu/studyabroad

III. University of Wisconsin—Madison Program in Varanasi.

This intensive year-long program is one of the oldest study abroad programs in India and offers the fullest opportunity of language study in Hindi, beginning with a required 10-week language and orientation summer session in Madison, before setting out for India. The summer language study in Hindi can be done at either the beginning or intermediate level, and a very experienced language teacher accompanies the group to Varanasi, where he continues to be the main language teacher throughout the year. Individual projects comprise a substantial portion of the program, which is especially good for music, religious history and current practice, and Hindu-Muslim relationships. General information is available at: www.studyabroad.wisc.edu. For specific information, contact: peeradvisor@bascom.wisc.edu

IV. Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE): University of Hyderabad

Either one semester (Fall or Spring) or entire year. Good opportunities for language study in Urdu as well as Hindi. Combination of classes designed for study abroad group and opportunity for elective course in regular curriculum of well-regarded graduate-level University of Hyderabad. Opportunities for service project or internship as part of program. General information is available at: www.ciee.org.

V. SOAS: The School of Oriental and African Studies (part of the University of London)
Offers study abroad programs forcused on South Asia, with courses selected from their extensive curriculum in languages (Hindi and Urdu), literature and culture, history and social sciences. Full academic year recommended. Located in the heart of London, with dynamic international student body and faculty. General information is available at: www.soas.ac.uk

Center for Work & Service (CWS) Internships

Apply for the CWS Wellesley Internships in India Program and make a difference this summer!

Past internships have included:

  • Action India, New Delhi
  • Aga Khan Educational Services, Mumbai
  • Bal Ashram (Children’s Ashram), Varanasi
  • Gandhian Institute Trust, Varnasi
  • Operation Asha, New Delhi

January 5, 2010 Deadline

Sophomores & Juniors only may apply

Please be sure to read the CWS Identified Internship Programs Overview and Participation Guidelines before applying.

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Neelima Shukla-Bhatt
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Robin Lush
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