A typical and tasty Indian treat with sweet Indian coffee and guava juice… yum!
Students enjoying their first meal in India at a local shopping center near their housing. Bangalore is full of restaurants and shopping malls, and USAC student housing is located right in the center of the action.
The Murthy Naiyandi group lead the Ethnicity Day procession-as they perform the traditional music of Tamil Nadu-which utilizes all kinds of instruments, from the double-reed nadaswaram to the thavil barrel drums.
This student camped in the Rajasthan desert,which included a 2-hour camel ride to the campsite in Northwest India. In the picture, he and his camel Raja are about to embark on their journey through what's known as the Great Indian Desert.
USAC students gather to participate in the events of Ethnicity Day, which includes music and dance performances from around the world. Some groups that were present this year, included a Tibetan dance group, a Maldivian traditional song and dance group, the traditional music of Tamil Nadu, and many more.
USAC students represent their home countries at the Ethnicity Day celebrations by carrying signs representing their home countries, in the Ethnicity Day Parade.
Blow your family and friends away with your new Indian cooking skills!
Fruit stands are everywhere in India and the fresh fruit available is delicious and inexpensive!
Students enjoying an authentic Indian dinner with a host family
Flat breads are used instead of cutlery when eating Indian cuisine.
A group shot with a host family.
An elephant gets a bit friendly with one of our USAC students.
There are countless breathtaking views surrounding India's landscape, here you see a student enjoying one of many.
A USAC student enjoying a breif rest while soaking in the views after hiking through India's landscape.
USAC students take a moment to relax and take in a ll the beautiful architecture Bangalore has to offer.
In the Hindu religion, the cow represents all other creatures and that living creatures are sacred. The cow acts as a symbol of the Earth. Cows roam free in the streets.
A student rides on the back of an Indian elephant. In their culture, the elephant represents wisdom and takes on the form of the deity Ganesh (a popular God of the Indian religion).
The rhesus monkey is local to many areas around India; here it sits on the shoulder of a USAC student, hoping for a bit of food.
A USAC student basking in the sunshine while standing in one of India's tea fields in Kerala.
Holi is one of the most famous celebrations in India
Colored chalk gets thrown around during Holi
A USAC student having fun during the Holi festival
USAC group poses after a successful Holi
Got colors? Students having fun at the Holi festival
Students got the opportunity to attend a traditional Indian wedding
Students perform at NRITTA at Christ University's Dance Day
Students pose in their Saree's after learning how to properly wrap them
The girls of USAC will learn how to properly fit a Saree
USAC student Maya Tobar joined the Christ University soccer team
You'll have plenty of opportunities to meet and spend time with locals
Student celebrates cultural day
Fresh coconuts are always a good time!
Engaging with a band in celebration of Christ University’s Ethnic Day
Students showing off their henna
Get any flower you can imagine at the flower market
Enjoying a river rafting trip, India style
Pulling on the swing in celebration of Lord Krishna’s birthday
Students prepare jackfruit together
Students attend a local soccer game during a study abroad in Bengaluru
Evening event where students dressed in traditional wear
Students participate in Rangoli - an Indian art form
Playing with kids in the village
A student takes a selfie with local children during study abroad in Bengaluru