Type of Program: Semester Program
City: Christ University, Bangalore
When Offered: Fall or Spring
Cost: See Program Costs page

The Bangalore program provides the extraordinary opportunity to study Indian culture, business, and humanities while volunteering in the local community with fellow students who are interested in contributing and making a difference in their society. You will be studying in one of the most prestigious and beautiful campuses in India and will gain personal exposure to the social issues of rural life. Bangalore is also an ideal place to learn how the technological and business revolution is transforming traditional Indian society into a fast-paced hybrid of East-West life. Its location in India's Silicon Valley makes it an excellent spot for networking and developing contacts with companies involved in software and business outsourcing.

USAC students are integrated into the college atmosphere and have many opportunities to experience the culture, learn about the country, and make friends. Volunteer opportunities are available as well as college sports, clubs, and association activities. All students are required to enroll in a 1-credit Service Learning during their first semester in India. You may take a program-organized Indian Cuisine course to gain even more knowledge of the local culture. USAC students are also paired with Indian "buddies" to help orient them to the university and surrounding areas.

Academic Calendar

Spring:  Late January - Mid May.
Fall: Late August - Mid December. 

Eligibility and Prerequisites

Students must have declared a major and taken prerequisite courses.  Students must have completed three semesters in college-level residence.  Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher to apply.

Application and Study Abroad Deposit Deadlines


For Study in Spring 2016

For Study in Fall 2016

Application and $500 deposit

September 25, 2015

February 26, 2016

Please note that both the application and fee are due in the Office of International Studies. All students must attend an advising session at least one week prior to the deadline in the Office of International Studies to obtain an application.