I came back a different person than when I left, hopefully for the better. Because of my time in India I see myself as part of the world and all it has to offer, no longer alienated mentally or geographically. I feel so lucky to have been granted this wonderful experience and I want to devote myself to helping others gain the chances I have. We are so lucky.

Rian Austin

Participant in Bangalore, India

 

India Study Abroad Programs

  • Capital: New Delhi
  • Official Language: Hindi and English
  • Currency: Indian rupee (INR)
Students in the USAC tour of northern India pose outside the Taj Mahal, "The Crown of Palaces." The Palace was built in honor of Mumtaz Mahal, the third wife of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Photo Credit: Maggie O'Donnell

Students in the USAC tour of northern India pose outside the Taj Mahal, "The Crown of Palaces." The Palace was built in honor of Mumtaz Mahal, the third wife of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.
Photo Credit: Maggie O'Donnell

India is the seventh largest country in the world and, with 1.1 billion people, is the second most populated. It is a country of contrasts—its slums in Kolkata rival those found in the poorest nations, but it is also home to some of the world’s greatest palaces, temples, and monuments—including that immortal memorial to love, the Taj Mahal. It is the birthplace of Buddhism and yoga, and has the world’s largest secular democracy.

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