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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Advisor: Arik Ohnstad (1356) Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.7
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: No
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Homestay Program Provider: Butler Institute for Study Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Area(s) of Study: Diverse studies available (see below) Fall Calendar: Mid-August to mid-December
Spring Calendar: Mid-January to mid-May Full Academic Year Calendar: Late August to late June
Restrictions: Vanderbilt undergraduates only Type of Program: Study Center
Academic Calendar: Similar to VU Additional Prerequisites: N/A
Program Description:

This study center program is based in a vibrant neighborhood of Pune, a cultural capital and Hindu pilgrimage center a couple hours' drive from the coastal megacity of Mumbai. Students investigate pressing issues facing Indian society through core and elective courses, excursions, and a month-long field component including an intensive internship, directed research, or documentary filmmaking opportunity. Electives include Hindi language as well as courses focusing on public health, entrepreneurship, development economics, social justice, gender in media, and more. Students live in homestays with local families, and can expect to take rickshaws, walk, or bike to the program center.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Review Begins Start Date End Date
Fall 2023 02/22/2023 02/23/2023 TBA TBA