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Program Highlights for Bengaluru (Bangalore), India

The city

Language spoken:
English, Kannada

Indian Rupee (INR, ₹)


City type:
Metropolis (Population >500,000)

Passport & Visa requirements

The program

Program type:
Specialty, Internship

Host university:
Christ University

Language of instruction:

Terms offered:
Spring, Summer, Fall, Yearlong

Program capacity:
40 students

Credit type:
U.S. semester credit

Deadline to apply

Summer 2024:
March 15

Fall/Yearlong 2024-25:
Contact USAC

Spring 2025:
October 15


  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum class standing: Sophomore

Scholarships and Financial Aid:
Deadlines vary

  • Explore a diverse landscape, varied food, unparalleled architectural monuments, World Heritage Sites, and colorful festivals.
  • Live in the “Garden City,” the hub of India’s technology and business outsourcing revolution.
  • Participate in a month-long 3-credit service-learning internship or volunteer with the Center for Social Action, a student-run service organization.
  • Study at one of the finest educational institutions in India, located in a trendy and pleasant suburb.
  • The USAC Resident Director and staff are present on-site full-time to welcome and support you during your term abroad.

Why Study In Bengaluru (Bangalore)?

Students riding an elephant in Bengaluru, India.

The Bangalore (Bengaluru) program provides the extraordinary opportunity to study Indian culture, sociology, and global issues and while volunteering in the local community with fellow students who are interested in contributing and making a difference in their society. You will be studying in one of the most prestigious and beautiful campuses in India and will gain personal exposure to the social issues of rural life. Bengaluru is an ideal place to examine global issues due to its location in India’s Silicon Valley, as cultures meet in the transformation of traditional Indian society into a fast-paced hybrid of East-West life.

USAC students are integrated into the college atmosphere and have many opportunities to experience the culture, learn about the country, and make friends. Volunteer opportunities are available as well as college sports, clubs, and excursions to local towns and historical temples. You may take the program-organized Indian Cuisine course or workshop to gain even more knowledge of the local culture and we strongly recommend participating in the Optional Tours to Northern or Southern India. USAC students are also paired with Indian “buddies” to help orient them to the university and surrounding areas.

In addition to a semester or yearlong program, USAC also offers one six week summer session.