The New Delhi: Past, Present & Future summer program is a six-week study abroad program that offers undergraduate students the opportunity to live and study in India – a dynamic blend of innovation, transformation, and tradition, and is home to some of the oldest and most influential cultures and societies in the world. India, at the heart of South Asia and with a population of 1.33 billion (18% of the world’s population), plays a significant and growing role in global politics and the global economy. Through the academic offering on this program, students will engage with the peoples, politics, and cultural dynamics of this vibrant society. This program will provide a valuable opportunity for students to engage with numerous aspects of Indian society and better position them to maximize future engagements involving India and South Asia in both their professional and personal endeavors. Cultural activities and course-related excursions around and beyond New Delhi are included to enrich the learning experience; possible destinations include Agra, Jaipur, and Landour. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn 8 Boston University credits.
Requirements & Considerations
- Admission requirements for all programs
- Some non-US citizens are strongly encouraged to apply early in order to allow sufficient time to secure a visa. Obtaining visas may not be possible for applications received within 12 weeks of the program start date. Non-US citizens may contact BU Study Abroad prior to submitting an application to determine if they require a visa for India.
Students must enroll in two required courses:
- CAS AN/RN 375 Culture, Society and Religion of South Asia (4 credits)
- This course provides students with an ethnographic and historical introduction to the Indian subcontinent with a focus on the impact of religion on cultural practices and social institutions.
- CAS LN 260 Gateway to Asian Cultures – India (4)
- This course provides students with a panoramic introduction to the cultures of India. Examines the regional, linguistic, and religious diversity of the region over the past two millennia through travel accounts, short stories, and media.
Housing & Student Services
- Students share furnished double rooms with attached baths, air-conditioning, and wireless internet
- Partial Board covering most meals
- On-site laundry service
- Summer Term: Late May to Late June
- Summer Term: March 1
Cost & Financial Considerations
- Summer 2018 Tuition & Fees: $9,175
Cost includes tuition, housing, partial board, program related excursions, and in-country program related travel
- Estimated budget, including cost of living expenses for Summer 2018 to come
- Financial aid available