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  • Locations: Pune, India
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Host Program Website: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Alliance for Global Education 
  • Restrictions: UNC applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Derek Shepard Program type: Third-Party
Class eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of instruction: English Language prerequisite: None
Housing options: Homestay Program features: Internship
Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship Eligible: Yes Area of study: Anthropology, Asian studies, Cultural studies, Economics, Global Cinema Studies, Global studies, History, Media & Journalism, Political science, Sociology, Women's and gender studies
Program Description:
Study Abroad in PuneAlliance Logo Crop with the Alliance:
Contemporary India

About Pune 

Looking for a top spot to study contemporary India? Head to Pune! You can celebrate traditional Indian festivals in the old city, learn classical Indian music and dance, or find yourself in a maze of magnificent historical architecture. At the same time, Pune is a youthful and progressive city with a growing music and art scene and an established development hub. This balance of city life, an international landscape, and uniquely Indian roots attract scholars and practitioners from all over India and the world. In Pune, you not only study contemporary India—you live it.

Program Highlights
  • Explore contemporary India as a complex yet unified multi-cultural, multi-linguistic, religiously pluralistic democracy, and rising economic superpower through 15 credits of coursework.
  • Pursue your own academic interests and distinguish yourself professionally by completing an internship, directed research project, or documentary film.
  • Engage with Indian culture through co-curricular classes in traditional Indian vocals, instruments, or dance.
  • Participate in local activities and excursions to explore Pune and the surrounding area. 
  • Live like a Pune resident with an Indian host family and commute to campus via auto rickshaw.
Take the Next Step
  • Visit our website for more information about our Contemporary India program, including course syllabi, co-curricular activities, student housing, and previous internship placements.
  • Consider submitting an application for one of the Alliance's need-based scholarships at the same time as you apply for your study abroad program.

Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.
Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED
  • You must submit the Credit Request Form to earn any credit for your time abroad.
  • You must earn the equivalent of a C or higher to earn any credit.
  • These courses will transfer back to UNC as “TREQ” credits.
Study Abroad Credit Transfer: Grade and Credit Conversion Chart
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Program Costs

Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.

Tuition and fees for the program are set based on the host institution’s rates, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Always refer to the Budget Sheet on this page, and not the host institution’s posted rates, as it is customized for UNC students. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad. 

Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad
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Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  • Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  • Contact your Study Abroad Advisor for further instructions for any required host organization supplemental application.
  • In order to participate in the program, both the Study Abroad Office and partner institution must accept your application. Note that decision notification timelines may differ.

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More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 02/21/2018
03/19/2018 TBA TBA

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This program is currently not accepting applications