Hofstra in India Program
(offered for the first time Spring 2012)
Beginning in spring 2012, Hofstra University juniors and seniors have the opportunity to study at the University of Hyderabad as full-time students in their Study India Program (SIP). The program, which began in 1998, is interdisciplinary and emphasizes heritage, continuity and change in India. The Hofstra in India Program is offered through the Asian Studies Program at the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Hofstra University students enroll in a full semester of courses (normally 12 semester hours), selected from SIP courses for foreign students, regular university courses, and noncredit courses, such as Yoga or Indian Classical Dance.
The University of Hyderabad is the first federally funded university established in South India, and ranks among India's top ten academic institutions. Many of the more than 300 faculty are recognized in their respective fields. The 2,000 acre campus is located in the vibrant city of Hyderabad, at the crossroads between the south and north and where Hindu and Islamic civilizations intertwine. The university enrolls 2,700 students annually, 90 percent of who live on campus, ensuring a vibrant intellectual and social life. International students are housed in the newly constructed Tagore International House.
The program is recommended for students who have attained junior status (a minimum of 60 credits), along with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Students should have junior standing at the time of their application and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA
Study India Program Courses:
Most students' schedules will be based primarily on courses offered through the SIP. These are courses especially designed for international students and include a variety of language courses, and courses on Indian art, history, culture, politics, society and business.
The estimated cost for the semester-long program is approximately $10,000, and includes tuition for 12 credits, room and board (in a double room, single rooms are available or an additional fee), health insurance, and ground transportation. The program fee does not include airfare (estimated at $2,000)
*Class size is limited. The program fee quoted above is based on 2011 rates and is subject to change. Tuition and fees are subject to change.
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Patricia Welch (Co-Director)
Telephone: (516) 463 6453
Dr. Margaret Abraham (Co-Director)
Telephone: (516) 463 5641