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Head to Pune to discover contemporary India! Explore the unique issues facing the world's largest democracy as a multi-cultural society and rising superpower. Courses span from social justice to development economics as well as an intensive field-based component. Plus, you will live in a homestay to become part of an Indian family's life and traditions.

Fall 2019 dates tentative and subject to change slightly.


Area(s) of Study

  • Asian Studies
  • Hindi
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • History
  • Public Health
  • South Asian Languages
  • Government
  • Human Ecology
  • Radio-Television-Film
  • Urban Studies
  • Health And Society
  • Humanities
  • Social Work
  • Women's And Gender Studies

Sponsored by IFSA - a UT Affiliate

Academic Information

UT students enroll in 15-hours of coursework to investigate issues facing Indian society, politics, economics, and culture today. Required courses include core Contemporary India course and a field component (internship, directed research or documentary film) plus three electives.


IFSA Center is located at Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics in the city of Maharashtra.

Language(s) of Instruction

English and Hindi


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - Yes


Students are placed into homestays for this program. Some meals are included -- breakfasts on weekdays are provided at the program center and dinner is served at home.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Estimated program costs do not include the cost of airfare, meals or personal expenses. Please meet with a Study Abroad Program Coordinator to see how financial aid will apply to your study abroad program.

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • January 21, 2019 to May 11, 2019
  • Final Deadline: October 1, 2018
- Summer Whole
  • June 15, 2020 to July 31, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: February 15, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 15, 2020
- Fall
  • August 24, 2020 to December 11, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 15, 2020

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website

Next Step

1) Attend an "Explore: Asia" info session. Dates and locations listed on the website. 2) See an academic advisor about needed credit while abroad. 3) Attend a "Ready to Apply: Asia" session. Dates and times given to participants after attending Explore: Asia session. 4) Complete Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation.

Program information above is subject to change