As a BCA student, you have a profound opportunity to connect with locals through your internship with an organization or business in the city. This experience will allow you to form relationships with locals and an appreciation for Indian culture that will last long past your time studying abroad. Outside of your internship, you will engage with Indian students in your classes, cafeteria, on-campus housing, and through campus activities that highlight the vibrant culture, music, theater and sports scene.
BCA’s Resident Director in India acts as your cultural guide as you dive into the cultural hotspots of Chennai and helps you to gain the confidence and knowledge you need to navigate the city on your own. You also travel through India together to better understand the country’s vast historical and cultural diversity. Excursions outside of the city vary by semester but in the past have included the Taj Mahal, the cave sanctuaries at Mahabalipuram or the seaside city of Pondicherry.
- Study in Southern India – an off-the-beaten track location for study abroad! Learn about the history, culture and food that make Chennai, and Southern India, unique.
- Stand out by adding an international internship or placement to your resume! Work with a local non-profit or community-based organization, business or research center.
- Retreat from bustling Chennai, India’s fourth-largest city, by living and studying on the college’s gated and quiet campus. It’s a majestic forest full of trees and wildlife, including bird varieties, geckos, porcupines, toads, and spotted deer.