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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/10/2019 09/27/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Hindi Housing: Dorm, Homestay
Major: Anthropology, Art History, Communication, Economics, English, Gender and Sexuality Studies, History, International Relations, Literature, Political Economy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology Language Level: English only
Program Description:

CIEE Hyderabad: Arts & Sciences

Hyderabad, India


About the Program | Hyderabad,India | Eligibility
Fields of Study | Academic Culture | Student Life | Housing | Helpful Links
About the Program
The academic program is offered in collaboration with the Study in India Program (SIP) at the University of Hyderabad which essentially serves as the administrative and academic hub for all foreign students enrolled at the university. SIP, provides international students the opportunity to study various aspects of Indian society, history, and culture through its specific curriculum and creates an environment on campus that is supportive of international students. SIP is nationally recognized by the Ministry of Education in India for its international education model. The CIEE Study Center at the University of Hyderabad offers students a combination of specially designed courses organized by SIP coupled with direct enrollment options in regular University courses.

From anthropology and sociology to communications, chemistry, performing arts, and Hindi language, you’ll find a wide range of courses that satisfy your requirements and pique your interest. Explore the relationship between philosophy and religion in India; try your hand at traditional Kuchipudi Dance; study the role of NGOs in the country or look at the sociology of gender in a variety of elective and direct enrollment options.

Hyderabad, India
Hyderabad is a city of juxtaposition – old and new, north and south, Hindu and Muslim. Once ruled by bejeweled Nizams, it’s now a global hub for biotech, animation, information tech, amazing food, and domestic travel. The sprawling city is an urban stew of construction, music, clothing shops, inconceivable traffic, food bazaars, department stores, global businesses like Microsoft and Google, and magnificent ancient architecture.

  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
Fields of Study
Economics, Anthropology, Urban Studies, Jewish Studies, Fine Arts, Classical Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, African Studies, English Literature, History, History of Art, Linguistics, Music, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental and Geographical Science, Geological Sciences, Mathematics, Oceanography, Physics, Statistical Sciences, Zoology

Academic Culture
Study abroad in Hyderabad and you will choose from extensive course options with unique courses for majors in the following areas: English literature, political science, South Asian history, philosophy, religious studies, sociology, and visual arts. There are also notable options for students needing coursework in biology and biochemistry. While on the program, you will also have the opportunity to learn traditional Indian music instrumental play, vocal dance and henna designs through classes conducted by experts. You can also learn the basics of Indian culinary practice and enjoy yoga classes and local certification at the yoga center right on campus.

Site visits to ancient mosques, temples, religious centers, and Golconda Fort help to expand your understanding of India. Partake in the Hindi, Telugu, Urdu, or Sanskrit language peer tutor program.

Student Life
Spiritual, beautiful, and home to some 1.2 billion people, the vibrancy and sheer scale of India is peerless.  And with CIEE study abroad in Hyderabad, it’s yours to discover. Combining a robust curriculum with genuine intercultural experiences, you’ll earn credit towards your major/minor while exploring the cultural and economic significance of the largest democracy on earth. Situated at the gateway between northern and southern India, Hyderabad’s location gives you fascinating insight into the linguistic, culinary, political, religious, and cultural diversity of the region.
Study abroad students have the choice of two housing options, and meals are included with both. Although every attempt is made to grant each student’s preference, roommate and housing assignments are based upon availability and other factors. Therefore, housing preferences cannot be guaranteed. Housing options include:

Tagore International House—The Tagore International House provides furnished and air conditioned, single and double occupancy rooms on the University of Hyderabad campus. The Tagore International House also includes a common dining room, a small computer facility, TV room, and laundry facilities with washers. Food is excellent, with many vegetarian options. While most of the food is Indian, some western food items are also available. As Tagore International House is just 1.8 miles from the central campus, students typically ride bicycles, use the university shuttle service, or walk to and from class.

Group Homestays— The group homestay option is best for students who prefer to live with a small group of students in a secure and friendly environment. Participants live with an Indian family and two or three other CIEE study abroad students. In the group homestay, students share a double room and bath.

CIEE currently works with two homestay families who can accommodate six students. Students usually eat breakfast and vegetarian dinner with the family, and are given monthly stipends for lunch and transportation to and from the University. There are reasonably priced cafeterias on campus for lunch. Two of the homestay families live three to four miles from campus, and the third family lives approximately 12 miles from campus. Sharing in the life of a family through a homestay provides an excellent opportunity for interested students to experience various aspects of Indian culture.

Housing either in the Tagore International House or in homestays is not provided between semesters. Academic year study abroad students who remain in Hyderabad during this period are responsible for arranging and paying for their own housing and meals during this time. Depending upon availability of housing, students can opt to stay in the Tagore House but meal arrangements have to be made by the student.

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CIEE Hyderabad Arts and Sciences Program

Contact Past Participants
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