SIT Study Abroad: India - Sustainable Development and Social Change

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  • Location(s): Jaipur, India
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad
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Examine India's socioeconomic development trends and how rethinking development is gaining urgency for shaping sustainable social change.This program examines the diverse factors, internal and global, shaping India's development strategies and pat... read more

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Honestly, I'm not sure yet. More patience, maybe, an ability to connect with people who are really different from me, a greater understanding of what poverty and development mean. Definitely had strong impact on cultural awareness, and most likely on future career. Still processing though. - Carleton College View Entire Review
YES. - State U View Entire Review
Yes. As a South Asia Studies and Theatre major I found this program very rewarding. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
YES!!! - Carleton College View Entire Review
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Going on this trip just made me want to travel even more. It made me realize how much I don't know about so many other countries. - Trinity University View Entire Review
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My study abroad experience was one of my favorite parts of college. It is such a distinctive sensation to leave a country that you found initially difficult, unfamiliar, and very foreign, feeling like it is home, and that you understand it, at least to some extent. It was empowering to discover how easily I could adapt to circum... - Tufts University View Entire Review
I learned more about myself through this program than about sustainable development or social change or even India. I think that is more important. - Ithaca College View Entire Review
Yes, the experience was amazing. Especially getting an opportunity to work with ngo's in India that helped me gain so much experience and living with a host family helped me to appreciate the culture I was immersed in with. This program gives a great understanding of the idea of sustainability in both non-profit and political s... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Yes, it was worthwhile. I learned a lot about different ways of living. I learned a lot about myself, and how to be more resourceful and patient. I also am much better at adapting and dealing with uncertain situations. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Changed my perspective on everything!! I just hope my perspectives won't rub off! I will definitely be going back to India soon to gain them again. but don't go to India to "find yourself" because most likely India will just throw you off your horse completely and leave you stranded and confused with a bruised tailbone. instead ... - Barnard College View Entire Review
Study abroad was amazing, as was living in India for so long. I have become a stronger, more independent person because of my experiences. I would absolutely do it again, though maybe with a different program in India. I am so glad I did this, though at times it was more challenging than I ever could have imagined. I was more ho... - Wellesley College View Entire Review


Examine India's socioeconomic development trends and how rethinking development is gaining urgency for shaping sustainable social change.

This program examines the diverse factors, internal and global, shaping India's development strategies and patterns. You will gain foundational knowledge of India’s past, present, and future development paradigms, economic growth, and development alternatives. The program is based in Jaipur, a historical city in the state of Rajasthan.

Major topics of study include:

- Development concepts, theories and approaches
- India’s transition: post-1990s
- Rural and urban development: crisis, challenges, and response
- Moving beyond developmentality
- Creating a roadmap for sustainability in India and radical ecological democracy (RED) 
- Development alternative interventions and case studies

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
  • Hindi
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Asian Studies
  • International Relations
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SIT Study Abroad is committed to increasing access to international education and to ensuring you have the information you need to successfully access funding for your study abroad program with us. SIT has awarded an average of over $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students in the past three years. We encourage all qualified students to apply for our need-based scholarships. SIT scholarships are not available for online courses or virtual internships. Your scholarship application is created when you select your interest in SIT need-based scholarships when asked in the drop-down section of your SIT Study Abroad program application. Your application is then reviewed separately, on a rolling basis, when complete. For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.

$500 - $5000

April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application. After ticking the scholarship box in the program application, please complete the following steps: 1) Once your scholarship application is started, you will be asked to provide SIT with the name and email address of a financial aid counselor at your home institution, or the general email address of your financial aid office. This is very important as it allows SIT to consider any financial aid that may be available from your home institution when reviewing your scholarship application. 2) Add SIT’s school code (008860) to your FAFSA form. 3) Your scholarship application is complete and ready for review when SIT has your FAFSA and the financial aid information from your home institution. Confirm receipt of all required financial aid information with the SIT Study Abroad Scholarship Office ( or 802.258.3503). 4) If you do not receive an award decision notification from SIT before the billing due date, please know that your scholarship application was not complete.






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