USAC India: Bengaluru – Culture, Society, and Global Perspectives

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Among the vibrant colors, unique smells, loud sounds, and busy streets of Bengaluru is a simple and spiritual lifestyle. If you’re willing to step outside of your comfort zone and challenge yourself, you’ll find a deep, enriching experience both c... read more

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People are really the same everywhere and like similar things that make us human. I came back feeling much more 'one' with the world. - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
I learned that I have an adventurous side. When I got to India the idea that I want to gain as much experience as possible really clicked, and I was able to make so many great memories. - University of Nevada - Reno View Entire Review
I have developed a much deeper appreciation of the small things in life. I thought I had that before I went, but experiencing life outside our norm enables a degree of reflection and change that just can't always happen on our day to day lives. - Boise State University View Entire Review
I learned more about myself and gained confidence in myself. I was put in crazy different environments that I had to adapt to on a whim. I never knew I was capable of so much! - Goucher College View Entire Review
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The most influential and important things came from the amazing people that I meant there. I have met friends that I will have for a lifetime. - Western Washington University View Entire Review
I learned how extremely blessed I am and how much I have to be grateful for. I saw and experienced poverty like I have never witnessed before. This was incredibly worthwhile and such an amazing experience. - University of the Pacific View Entire Review
Completely worthwhile! The friendships I forged were incredibly deep and my eyes were opened to a variety of cultures. I now feel much more confident in my ability to handle the unexpected as well as a greater sense of agency in my day to day life. In moving forward I'm also focusing on carrying over the patience as well as spon... - The College of William and Mary View Entire Review
India is the perfect location for someone wanting to go somewhere off the beaten path. It is so rich in culture--all kinds of languages, incredible traditions of music and dance, the birthplace of several religions...and on and on and on. USAC was a great introduction to an amazing country, and I definitely want to go back! - University of Tulsa View Entire Review
I learned to be more adaptive. I am so glad that I went and had that experience. I gained a lot of confidence in myself and learned to be more independent and brave. - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
Absolutely worthwhile. I learned to be self-sufficient, open-minded and how to travel. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Never have I been so humbled by new knowledge of all that I do not know. - Boise State University View Entire Review
So many things. Seeing the poverty in India is eye opening. Great classes. Great program director. Great thing overall. - University of Florida View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with USAC: Bangalore, India - Sociology, Service Learning, and Indian Cultural Studies
I honestly can't even sum up what I learned while abroad because I gained so much from the experience. Simply being thrown into a completely different culture, where everything is basically exactly the opposite of where I live in America, was priceless. I gained self motivation, confidence, a ton of new friends, some new languag... - University of Maine at Orono View Entire Review
The Service Learning and Volunteer experiences were amazing! - University of Nevada - Reno View Entire Review
I learned about myself and challenged myself every day. I learned what the term international meant in a real way and I was able to appreciate the way I was brought up and the place I live now. - Carlow College View Entire Review

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Among the vibrant colors, unique smells, loud sounds, and busy streets of Bengaluru is a simple and spiritual lifestyle. If you’re willing to step outside of your comfort zone and challenge yourself, you’ll find a deep, enriching experience both culturally and academically. Day-to-day you’ll observe co-existing religions, learn about global issues, and see firsthand the transformation of traditional Indian society into a fast-paced hybrid of East-West life. You’ll be integrated into the university atmosphere, including sports and theater, and can participate in the buddy program to make local friends. With an open-mind and adventurous heart you’ll find no end of things to do here, from Henna parties to Bollywood dance classes, temples to mosques, historic sites to modern businesses, and cooking workshops to yoga studies—there’s a lot to explore.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
  • Hindi
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • South Asian Studies
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • South Asian Languages, Literature
  • Bengali Language, Literature
  • Housing and Human Environments
  • Human Development, Family Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Rural Sociology
  • Business
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
1982
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USAC Scholarships

USAC awards over $500,000 in scholarships and discounts each year to assist students with their study abroad expenses. We have a variety of funding opportunities available for students enrolled in USAC programs. We also encourage students to research online for additional sources of financial aid and external scholarships for study abroad students. Additional scholarship information and application instructions will be provided on your Student Gateway account once you apply to a USAC program.

$500-$1000

Deadlines:
October 1 (for spring) and April 1 (for summer and fall/yearlong)

Guidelines/Requirements:
If you have questions regarding scholarships, feel free to contact the USAC Scholarship Coordinator at scholarships@usac.unr.edu.

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