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Language of Instruction: English, Hindi, Telugu, Urdu Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Housing Option: Dorm/Residence Hall, Homestay Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Animal Sciences, Anthropology, Art, Arts and Sciences, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Communication, Computer Science and Engineering, Dance, Economics, English, History, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Sociology, Theatre, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Click here for a definition of this term Rank/Class Status: 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Third Party Provider
Click here for a definition of this term Academic Credit: Credit Evaluation Required Click here for a definition of this term Ohio State Program Contact: Rebecca McMunn
Program Description:

Arts + Sciences

HYDERABAD, INDIA

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Program Overview

You'd be hard pressed to find a location so different from home in terms of culture, heritage, and sheer scale. That's what makes Hyderabad a fascinating place to study. Explore every aspect of Indian life in a diverse, cosmopolitan city. Choose from classes specially designed for international students, as well as a vast selection of direct-enroll options at an award-winning university. Complete your adventure with plenty of eye-opening travel and exploration.

Unique Experiences

LEARN TRADITIONAL INDIAN ARTS

like Kathak dance, intricate Henna design, Tabla (percussion), and Yoga.

STUDY

at an award-winning university that offers an array of interesting courses.

LIVE WITH AN

Indian host family or on campus with an international exchange student.

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Excursions & Activities

Overnight excursions:

  • Fall: Visit Varanasi, the holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism and Jainism, with a key role in the development of Buddhism.
  • Spring: Visit Visakhapatnam – Jewel of the East Coast – in Andhra Pradesh. Visit Bora Caves and Araku Valley or Hampi, Anegundi, or Badami.

Relish unique sights and sounds all over Hyderabad.

  • Explore Buddhist, Jain, and Hindu temples.
  • Visit the folk goddess temple, Peddamma, and see the biggest Ganesha idol in Hyderabad.
  • Practice Yoga on campus daily – it doesn't get any more authentic!
  • Celebrate annual festivals with colorful decorations and kites.
  • Visit special places like Mysore, Byllakuppe, Melkote, Badami, and Karnataka.

Projects

Volunteering. Give two hours a week, and get back much more. Build school gardens, tutor orphaned boys, teach English and self-esteem to girls, design marketing material and/or websites for NGO's, or develop interventions for minority communities.

Language tutoring. Students who take language courses can pair up with Indian university students for support getting involved on campus.  

Independent study. Investigate the textile industry, modern religion, the impact of climate change, marginalized communities, or another intriguing topic with a faculty advisor from the Study in India Program (SIP).


What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation – an introduction to Indian culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

Questions?

Our highly experienced staff have extensive knowledge of all CIEE programs and services. If you are a student with questions about completing your application, or you want to sign up to receive program updates and news, our staff are happy to help.

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Program

Through the Council on Educational Exchange (CIEE), Ohio State students have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of India from an interdisciplinary perspective. The academic program is offered in collaboration with the Study in India Program (SIP) at the University of Hyderabad. The CIEE Study Center at the University of Hyderabad offers students a combination of specially designed courses organized by SIP along with direct enrollment in regular University courses.

Location

The country's fifth largest city, Hyderabad, is at the heart of India's rapidly developing global economy. The city is an urban mix of construction, shopping and food bazaars, department stores, traffic, hi-tech businesses and city sprawl.

Founded more than 30 years ago, the University of Hyderabad was the first federally funded university in the southern part of India. The University has over 275 faculty and 2,700 full-time students. The campus is located approximately 30 to 45 minutes from the downtown area by public transportation, affording students a more tranquil environment outside of the city center to learn about student life.

Accommodations

Students have two housing options: Tagore International House- furnished, air conditioned single and double occupancy rooms on campus; homestays- students usually eat breakfast and dinner with the family and are given monthly stipends for lunch and transportation (to and from the university).

 

Ohio State Program Contact

Rebecca McMunn
Would you like to schedule an appointment? Click here to request one.
mcmunn.8@osu.edu 


Courses and Credits 

Students primarily take their classes from the arts, social sciences, and humanities departments, though students interested in studying science are strong encouraged to enroll in the program. Students are required to take Hindi at their level, as well as three additional courses. See ciee.org for course descriptions. Specific Ohio State course equivalencies will be determined by the appropriate Ohio State academic departments.

Each course a student takes abroad, regardless of the grade received or how course credit counts toward degree requirements, must:
  • Be approved via the credit evaluation process; students are strongly encouraged to do this prior to submitting their applications.
  • Transfer back to the student’s Ohio State record.
  • Be completed for graded Ohio State credit. This grade will be factored into the student’s GPA.
Completion of the credit evaluation process does not guarantee the availability of the course abroad. Students are encouraged to have multiple back-up courses approved. Students who cancel their participation for failure to secure approval for desired course work will be subject to the cancellation policy

Admitted participants are required to register themselves in the temporary study abroad placeholder course, ARTSSCI 5797.  Further instructions will be provided upon admission to the program.


Eligibility

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must have an overall 3.0 GPA and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Students may not graduate during the same term in which they are participating on a third party provider/direct enroll program.

Application instructions
Applicants are required to submit TWO applications: 
1. OIA education abroad application (start at the "Apply Now" at the bottom or top of this page);
2. CIEE application. 

IMPORTANTBoth applications must be submitted by the Ohio State application deadline.  

Passports

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


Program Costs

Students will pay the CIEE program fee and GeoBlue international insurance fee. A waiver of tuition for Ohio State students that participate on university-approved third party provider or direct enroll programming is in effect until June 30, 2021. The CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, tuition, full-time leadership and support, housing, meals, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions and field trips, pre-departure advising and a CIEE iNext travel card.

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification from OSU, they will be held responsible for a $200 cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.
 

Scholarships

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

Please review CIEE's scholarship page for additional funding opportunities. 

Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed.  After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.

 

Information Sessions 

  • Open Advising: Wednesday, January 23 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in 160 Enarson Classroom Building


Notices

U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country specific safety information) 
Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov/travel (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
Fall 2019 03/01/2019
**
Rolling Admission 07/09/2019 12/03/2019
Spring 2020 10/01/2019
**
Rolling Admission 12/28/2019 05/05/2020
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 07/09/2020 12/01/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed