Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

  • Locations: Agra, India; Amritsar, India; Bangalore, India; Delhi, India; Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Jalgaon, India; Ludhiana, India; Mumbai, India
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Housing Option: Guest House, Hotel Areas of Study: Culture, Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, History
Rank/Class Status: 1-First-year Student, 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student, 5-Graduate Student Program Type: Faculty-Led
Summer Session: 4W1 Four Week Session 1 Academic Credit: Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering
Education Abroad Coordinator: Difei Shen
Program Description:
India Sustainable Food banner



Program India Sustainable Food tab 1

The goal of this India education abroad program is to provide students an intensive and immersive lecture and field-based experience that will educate them about agriculture in an emerging economy like India. This program will combine guest lectures by experts from different colleges of PAU (Punjab Agricultural University), a premier agricultural university; visits to farmer’s fields, post-harvest processing, seed production, and agricultural equipment manufacturer facilities; and exposure to Indian culture through visits to heritage and cultural sites. These activities will give students a complete view of the agricultural production system in India. This program will provide students with key insights and understanding of the sustainable agricultural production systems and also prepare students for success by improving their cross cultural adaptability. Please click here for 2018 Information PowerPoint.

Here are a few companies/organizations/cultural sites students will visit: Jain Irrigation Systems Limited, Bosch Research & Technology Center, Tata Group Technology and Innovation Office, Larsen and Toubro: Global Internet of Things solutions Center, India Food Park, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Taj Mahal, Gandhi Museum, Lotus Temple, Qutb Minar, Golden Temple in Amritsar.
At the conclusion of the course students will:

1) Understand, through lectures and assigned readings, the inter-disciplinary nature of agriculture in India;
2) Apply a specialized understanding of production machinery, post-harvest processing, and soil and water engineering practices in Indian agriculture to a design experience;
3) Compare and contrast farming systems and field crop production systems in India vs. US though field and industry visits in India;
4) Identify aspects of agricultural research in India that make it unique by visiting different premier scientific research institutes; and
5) Practice skills that demonstrate intellectual/personal maturity and self-confidence through cross-cultural understanding and interaction with local farmers, entrepreneurs, agricultural engineers, and scientists.


Agra, Mumbai, Jalgaon, Bangalore, New Delhi, Amritsar, and Ludhiana, India


Hotel and Guest House

Resident Directors

Scott Shearer

Ramarao Venkatesh

Education Abroad Coordinator

Difei Shen



Courses and Credit India Sustainable Food tab 2

Admitted participants are required to register in 3 hours of FABENG 5797.02 for Summer 4 Week Session 1, 2018. Students also are required to participate in a few pre-departure orientation meetings in Spring 2018. Time and location for the orientation meetings is TBD.



Application Requirement India Sustainable Food tab 3

This program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must have a 2.5 Cumulative GPA, and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. Students also must participate in an individual or group interview after the program application deadline. Details about the interview will be sent to students by the program coordinator after the program application deadline.

Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline. 


Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to



Program Costs India Sustainable Food tab 4

Students are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a program fee of $4,538. The program fee will include international airfare, in-country lodging, all in-country meals except the last day (July 7th), all in-country program-required lectures, field trips, transportation, and entrance fees to cultural site, GeoBlue international supplement insurance, and India visa fee (Please note that India visa fee is included in the program fee for students who are U.S. citizens. It's not included in the program fee for international students, and international students are responsible to get the India visa by themselves. However, International students who need India visa can contact Difei Shen at if they need help). The program fee will not include meals for the last day in Mumbai, luggage fees for in-country flight (estimated at $40), and any personal expenses related to this program (e.g. passport and immunizations, etc.).

If a students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.



Information Sessions India Sustainable Food tab 5

  • Wednesday, November 15, 5 - 6pm, Room 219 Ag Engineering Building
  • Thursday, November 16, 5 - 6pm, Room 219 Ag Engineering Building


U.S. Department of State: (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (pre-travel health guidance)

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 01/15/2018
02/15/2018 05/14/2018 06/08/2018
NOTE: Note dates include travel.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.