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Contemporary Challenges Credits

Study in Bengaluru, India (USAC)

Bangalore, India

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Academic Year 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
Jan 09, 2021
May 08, 2021
Oct 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
No
No
No
Class Standing
First semester Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Sophomore
2.5
Credits

12-18

Program Advisor

The Program

Founded in the 16th Century, Bangalore is one of the largest and most modern city in India, as well as the capital of the state of Karnataka.

The Bengaluru (Bangalore) 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.

Bengaluru Heritage Walk

Program Location

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Street Art in Bangalore

India

Bangalore (Bengaluru)

Bengaluru is the fifth largest city in India. It was founded in the sixteenth century by a Hoysala king and was ruled by the maharajas of Mysore throughout much of its history. Today it is the capital of the state of Karnataka and one of India’s most modern cities with malls, bargain shopping centers, espresso shops, nightclubs, and multi-cuisine restaurants. Bengaluru’s Electronic City Industrial Park has also become the world’s second largest producer of software. Bengaluru is at the heart of the information technology and business outsourcing boom in South Asia and many multinational high-tech companies have offices here: Oracle is located right next door to Christ University. Its abundance of parks and gardens, many built by the British Raj, has earned it the nickname "Garden City." 

Academics

Courses in the Bengaluru program focus on culture, society, and global perspectives. You can find more information on the offered courses here

Academic Calendar

For more information on Academics, visit the USAC Program Page

Fall Semester

Early August

Early December

Spring Semester

Late January

Late May

Summer

Early June

Late July

Housing and Meals

Housing options include apartments accommodations or residence hall accommodations (for female students only). The apartments are located in Koramagala; an IT, shopping, and residential hub within a 30- to 45-minute commute to campus by walking or auto-rickshaw. The female residence hall is on-campus and includes a study room, small gym, washing machines (no dryer), and a TV/entertainment room. Students can eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the campus cafeteria for less than $4 per day or they can choose to explore the inexpensive local cuisine.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
ATW Program cost $8,590
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Housing deposit
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,400
Meals $1,200
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $125
Books and Classroom Materials $150
Local Transportation $100
Personal Expenses $600
USAC Application Fee $100
Total $3,675.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program cost per Semester (double room) $7,815
Program cost per Semester (female housing) $7,565
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Housing deposit
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

* Single-room apartment housing is available and student will need to pay the difference directly to USAC by their stated deadline.

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,400
Meals $2,400
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $125
Books and Classroom Materials $300
Local Transportation $200
Personal Expenses $1,200
USAC Application Fee $100
Total $5,725.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
ATW Program Cost $8,590
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Housing deposit
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,400
Meals $1,200
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $125
Books and Classroom Materials $150
Local Transportation $100
Personal Expenses $600
USAC Application Fee $100
Total $3,675.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.