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IFSA - Summer in India

Study the largest democracy in the world as you live and learn in Pune, a thriving city where you’ll find the combination of the spiritual and entrepreneurial fascinating. With opportunities to study public health, economics, gender studies, and more, you’ll find Pune the perfect backdrop for your academic endeavors. At the end of four or eight weeks of exploration with your IFSA cohort, you can let your new knowledge of India’s distinct and varied cultures shine in your future endeavors.  

During your Summer in India, customize your study abroad experience by taking a single class during the four-week Session 1 or take a single class during the four-week Session 2. You can also extend your studies by enrolling in both Session 1 and Session 2. Combine study with an internship by enrolling in Summer in India Session 1 followed by the eight-week Summer Internships in India Session 2 program. 

Session 1 Classes

  • Contemporary India
  • Public Health

Session 2 Classes

  • Gender and Indian Media
  • Development Economics

Please visit Summer in India for complete class descriptions and syllabi. 

Please note that Summer in India replaces our Summer in Pune summer program.



  • Asian Studies
  • Asian Literature & Languages
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Culture
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • Health Administration
  • Medicine
  • Pre-Med
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Public Health
  • Social Justice
  • Social Policy
  • Sociology
  • Women's Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • International Affairs/Relations
  • Human Rights Advocacy
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Application Procedure:

STEP 1: Investigate Programs

Use the Program Finder to explore the more than 100 IFSA study abroad program options. For guidance selecting the best program for you, call 800.858.0229 or schedule a 15-minute consultation with our Engagement Specialist.

STEP 2: Apply to Study Abroad with a Specific Program

When you find the right program, select Apply Now. You will create an account in the IFSA Student Portal, following the instructions to provide additional information as requested. Based on the program you choose, you will have a dedicated IFSA Program Advisor to help you through the application process. The application wizard will populate with items that you can get started on right away.

STEP 3: Complete Application Items

Be sure to complete all of the application items no later than your programs deadline. Your home university may have internal deadlines as well, so be sure to check with the study abroad office.

STEP 4: Submit Your Application

Once all application items in the portal are complete, your IFSA Program Advisor will process your application and let you know about how long an admissions decision will take.

Every application will require the following:

  • An official transcript for all college and university work you have completed to date.
  • A passport valid for six months after your program end date.
  • Program approval from your home university.
  • Additional items based on the program you choose.
  • Some programs may require an academic recommendation from a professor.