Optional tours and field studies are subject to change. Please contact us for more information.
USAC encourages every student to participate in the tours; however, they are optional and have an additional fee. Dates and destinations may change at the discretion of the Resident Director.
The following are possible destinations, view term calendars for specifics. Due to continually evolving COVID-19 regulations some tours and field studies may or may not be available during the term you choose to study abroad.
Explore Northern India’s Golden Triangle, including the capital city of Dehli, the Raj Ghat, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, Rastrapathi Bhawan, and the Laxmi Narayan, Lotus, and Askshardham Temples. A stop in Mughal will include a tour of Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Krishna, and time in Agra will include a tour of the Agra fort, built by the great Emperor Akbar, and the famous Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Sha Jahan in memory of this wife Mumtaz Mahal.
Explore the Indian state of Kerala, including the coastal city of Kochi (Cochin); Munnar, a popular hill-resort town; Allepey, known as the “Venice of the East” with its narrow canals and lagoons; and Thekkady, home of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary with thick evergreen forest and exotic wildlife. The tour will feature visits to the Cheeyappara and Vallara waterfalls, Eravikulam National Park, Devikulam hill station, and the Mattupetty Dam. You’ll tour tea and spice plantations, explore paddy fields, coconut lagoons, narrow canals, and coir villages. You may also take a jeep safari, visit various beaches, attend a kathakali dance performance, or watch a traditional kalaripayattu martial arts performance.
Spring Accelerated (Jan-Mar): Open
Preferred GPA 2.5 and sophomore standing or higher