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  • Locations: Pune, India
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IFSA-Butler 
  • Restrictions: Skidmore applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.75
Program Features: Academic Program Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Homestay
Departmental Approval: Asian Studies, Political Science, Religion Language Requirement: No
Credit Type: Transfer Credit Non-Skidmore Student: No
Click here for a definition of this term Class Year: 02- Sophomore, 03- Junior, 04- Senior
Program Description:

Study in India
IFSA - IFSA STUDY IN INDIA
Geotag  Pune, India

WHY STUDY IN PUNE?
Head to Pune to see for yourself what makes contemporary India so exhilarating. You can celebrate traditional Indian festivals in the old city, learn classical Indian music and dance, or find yourself in a maze of magnificent historical architecture. At the same time, Pune is a youthful and progressive city with a growing music and art scene and an established development hub. Our centrally located program center provides easy access to nearby shops, restaurants, entertainment, and transportation throughout the city. A balance of city life, an international landscape, and uniquely Indian roots attracts scholars and practitioners from all over India and the world.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
An international hub for research and education, Pune is also home to both countless NGOs and a thriving IT sector. Factor in a rich culture and deep spiritual roots, and you’ve got a fascinating new environment in which to pursue your studies in public health, international relations, social justice, and more, guided by dedicated IFSA educators who are experts in their fields. 

Take advantage of our IFSA Pune staff’s deep local connections and get to know India through the lenses of food, media, health, economics, art, and social justice. Learn about ancient customs and explore India’s many tastes with your carefully selected host family, and explore the city’s may sights with Indian peers as your guides. It’s all part of an unforgettable semester full of newness, challenge, and growth.

You can choose 4 - 5 elective classes taught by local experts in global and public health domains as well as Indian culture, politics, and economics.

LANGUAGE CLASSES
  • Essential Hindi: Essential Hindi is taught intensively during the first two weeks of the semester for those students without a Hindi language background. (1 U.S. semester credit hour)
  • Beginning Hindi I

ELECTIVE CLASSES
  • Development Economics
  • Epidemiology
  • Gender and Indian Media
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • National Health Policy in India
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Social Justice Theory and Practice
  • The World’s Largest Democracy
  • Understanding India Through Its Art
Please visit IFSA Study in India on the IFSA website for complete class descriptions and syllabi. 

CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS
Program activities are designed to enhance your intercultural competence by developing your understanding of the local culture and people. Activities are optional, but they are included in your total program fee. They vary each term based on availability, but activities may include: 
  • Expressive Culture Classes
  • Heritage Indoor Games
  • Cooking an Indian Meal
  • Diwali/Holi Lunch
  • Know Your City
IFSA excursions are included in your total program fee and though these are optional, most students choose to participate. They vary each term based on availability, but excursions may include:
  • Wai & Mahabaleshwar Trip
  • Village Velhe Visit
 
 
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WHAT’S INCLUDED IN MY IFSA PROGRAM?
  • Academic Support
  • Administrative Fees and Applications Fees
  • Airport Pickup
  • Activities and Excursions (including transportation and meals)
  • Guaranteed Housing
  • International Medical Insurance
  • Internet Access in Housing
  • Internship, Directed Research, and Volunteer Opportunities (on many programs)
  • Meals (on some programs)
  • Official Transcript with U.S. Credit Translation
  • On-site Orientation
  • On-site Staff Support (including in-person meetings and emergencies)
  • Pre-arrival Advising
  • Tuition

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2023 03/15/2023 ** Rolling Admission 08/20/2023 11/10/2023

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.