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.
Department of Horticulture and Crop Science
College of Engineering
Education Abroad Coordinator
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 travel.state.gov.
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.