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  • Locations: Agra, India; Amritsar, India; Bangalore, India; Delhi, India; Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Jaipur, India; Jalgaon, India; Ludhiana, India; Mumbai, India
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Housing Option: Guest House, Hotel Areas of Study: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Culture, Engineering, Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, History, Mechanical Engineering
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: Engineering, Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering
Ohio State Program Contact: Kelly A. Newlon
Program Description:
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Program India Sustainable Food tab 1

The goal of the India education abroad program is to provide students a combination of lecture and field-based experience that will educate them about agriculture and engineering sectors of India, an emerging economy. During the program, students will visit national agricultural, food, biomedical, and manufacturing facilities (see below for more details) and Punjab Agricultural University.  These activities will provide students with an overview of food and manufacturing systems in India. Students will also have extensive exposure to Indian culture through visits to heritage and cultural sites.  Here are a few companies/organizations/cultural sites students will visit: Jain Irrigation Systems Limited, BMVSS (Jaipur Foot), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Taj Mahal, Gandhi Museum, Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar, and Golden Temple.
At the conclusion of the course students will be able to:

  • understand the interdisciplinary nature of India’s Agricultural, Food, Biomedical, and Manufacturing industries;
  • compare and contrast India’s industrial sectors through on-site visits;
  • identify aspects of research and design in India that make it unique by visiting premier scientific research institutes;
  • practice skills that demonstrate intellectual/personal maturity, self-confidence, and cross-cultural understanding through interactions with entrepreneurs, engineers, and service-learning.


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


Students will share rooms in hotels and guest houses.

Resident Directors

Ramarao Venkatesh
Department of Horticulture and Crop Science

Deborah Grzybowski
College of Engineering

Education Abroad Coordinator

Kelly Newlon

Leslie Roberts




Courses and Credit India Sustainable Food tab 2

Admitted FABE participants are required to register in 3 hours of FABENG 5797.02 for Summer 4 Week Session 1, 2019. Admitted Engineering participants are required to register in 3 hours of ENGR 5797.12 for Summer 4 Week Session 1, 2019. Admitted participants who are from other majors/colleges can choose to register either FABENG 5797.02 or ENGR 5797.12.

Students also are required to participate in a few pre-departure orientation meetings in Spring 2019. Time and location for the orientation meetings are 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 $3835 program fee.

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 7th, 5 - 6pm, Ag Engineering Building 219


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 2019 01/03/2019 02/03/2019 05/05/2019 05/26/2019
NOTE: Note dates include travel to and from the U.S.