• India
    • Jaipur
Fall, Spring
Subject Areas
Anthropology Asian Studies East Asian Studies Political Science Social Sciences Sustainable Development

Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level
Host Family


Starting Price
What's Included
Some Activities Airport Transfers Classes Travel Insurance
What's Not Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airfare Meals SIM cards Visa
Jan 24, 2022
Apr 22, 2020
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About Program

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

Major topics of study include:

India’s transition: post-1990s
India’s polity and governance mechanisms
Indian society and its marginalized communities
Rural and urban development: crisis, challenges, and response
Creating a roadmap for sustainability in India and radical ecological democracy (RED)

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SIT Robert Kantor Memorial Scholarship

Each year one student will be granted $10,000 in scholarship aid to study abroad with a SIT program. Funded by individual donors and foundations, the requirements are tight: seeking first-generation college students who've never traveled abroad before, currently attend an HBCU, and demonstrate strong financial need.


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Yes, I recommend this program

A wonderful life experience :)

I chose India because it is one of the most populated nations on our planet, with one of the most quickly growing economies, and somehow India was never mentioned in any of my general education before college. In addition, India is a beautiful country with a rich history and dynamic cultures. I hoped studying there would help fill in the gaps. It did.

One of the best parts of studying abroad was all of the people I met! I had the most wonderful host family who were amazingly kind and were such an essential part of my experience. They made me feel at home, more than 7,400 miles away from where I grew up. We grew very close and I still talk to them almost every day.

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Yes, I recommend this program


India is an incredibly interesting and diverse country and SIT did a phenomenal job of helping us understand complex development processes with cultural context. With the Independent Study Project, I felt like I was able to challenge myself and really dive into a topic that interested me. The SIT Staff could not have been more helpful--they helped us feel like students instead of just tourists and were incredibly kind. While India can sometimes be a harsh country to live and travel in, I grew so much and this program truly changed the way that I look at the world!

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