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Discovering India
Bangalore, India (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall
Restrictions: BW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/23/2018 ** Rolling Admission 08/20/2018 12/22/2018
NOTE: Tentative Travel Dates: December 6-December 20

** 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.
Program Description:


Discovering India 

Fall 2018

With one of the fastest growing economies and a population that will soon exceed that of China, India is in the midst of tremendous social and economic change. Gain an in-depth understanding of the issues facing India’s culture, social institutions, and businesses. Sustainability practices will be emphasized.

The Discovering India Program is an exciting 14-day tour to New Delhi, Agra, and Bangalore preceded by a Fall 2018 semester long course.

Earn 6 total credits towards Fall '18
BUS 363I/SOC 250I                    Modern India- 3 credits

  • Satisfies elective credits for Business Admin and Sociology majors/minors. 
  • Satisfies Culture and Society area for International Studies major. 
  • Earns credits toward Asian Studies or International Studies minors. 


BUS363I/SOC363IE                    Seminar in India- 3 credits 

  • Satisfies elective credits for Business Admin and Sociology majors.
  • Substitutes for SUS 263 or SUSH upper level track for Sustainability majors. 
  • Completes International Core Requirement
  • Completes Experiential Learning Requirment (EXP)

*Note: if you go over 18 credit hours (including these 6 hours) for Fall 2018, you will be charged the overload credits fees

Program Leaders
Narasimha Mohan, Business
Jill Fleisher, Sociology

Tentative Itinerary: ?December 6-20
(Itinerary and program dates are subject to change)

December 6: 
Students Depart from Cleveland and Travel to Bangalore

December 7-15:
Tour Bangalore; Visit Christ University, site visits to NGO's and businesses

December 16-17:
Travel to Delhi; Visit Gandhi Museum, World Heritage Sites
December 18-19:
Travel to Agra; Visit Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
December 20:
Depart for Cleveland

Program Cost and Fees

Full Time Students: The 6-hours of tuition will be counted toward Fall 2018.
Note, if you go over 18 credits hours during Fall 2016, you will be charged overload credit.

Part-time students: Will be charged the tuition costs for 6 credit hours plus the program fee. See Study Abroad for more details.


Program Fee: Estimated – $4,800*
*Cost is subject to change and will be finalized Spring 2018. See Study Abroad for specifics. 

What’s included?
Tuition, flight, housing, land transportation, some meals, visa, admission fees, tours, and more.

What’s not included?
Passport, some meals, vaccinations, and spending money.


Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA
Clear Student Conduct record
All majors welcome
No prerequisite courses
Foreign language not required
To handle the rigors of international travel with 20 classmates and two professors, you must be mature, responsible, flexible, and adventurous.

Final admittance is subject to faculty leader approval after interviews have been conducted.

Application Instructions:
The Discovering India application is divided into phases. When you begin your application, you will only have access to Phase 1 until we verify that you meet all BW requirements to study away. These requirements include; that you meet the minimum GPA required for the program and that you have not had any student conduct violations within the past 12 months (this will be verified  with the student conduct office), and that you have completed at least one semester at BW. You will also see on Phase 1 that you are required to request an Advisor Recommendation and complete an interest statement.  The faculty leaders will be conducting interviews to determine student participants. Once the Explorations Office has received Phase 1 of the application, the faculty leaders will schedule an interview with you. If you are accepted, you will receive an email from Explorations with your next steps in the application process, including how to reserve your space in the program. (More detailed instructions are outlined on your application portal)

Not all applicants will be invited to interview.

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