This program provides an opportunity for students to live in and learn about India in an in depth and casual manner. The program is based in Visakhapatnam (also known as Vizag), the largest city in the state of Andhra Pradesh located on the Bay of Bengal coast roughly half way between Chennai and Kolkata. Visakhapatnam is a smaller city by Indian standards (about 2 million people) and generally off the tourist beaten path. Students will explore and study cultural, historical, and religious sites located in the vicinity of Vizag, learn Telugu (the regional language), and have opportunities for independent study/undergraduate research and/or community/service learning.

Course number (CRN)–name
RLCL 2974 (61979 and 71822)–The Real India: VT Semester in India

Travel dates
May 15, 2017 – August 4, 2017


To be announced

Application deadline (Check with the program contact for possible deadline extensions)
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Program fee
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Payment deadline
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Program contact
Peter Schmitthenner