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Alliance/ Contemporary India: Development, Environment, Public Health
Pune, India (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Program Sponsor: Alliance for Global Education 
Restrictions: Brandeis applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2016 02/11/2016 03/01/2016 TBA TBA
Spring 2017 02/11/2016 03/01/2016 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2016-2017 02/11/2016 03/01/2016 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Study Center
Program Language(s):
Area of Study(s):
Anthropology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Film, Television and Interactive Media, Health: Science, Society & Policy, History, International & Global Studies, Politics, Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies
Minimum Semesters of Previous Language Study Required:
Housing Options:
Minimum GPA:
Experiential Learning Opportunities:
Program Description:
Study Abroad in PuneAlliance Logo Crop with the Alliance:
Contemporary India

About Pune 

Looking for a top spot to study contemporary India? Head to Pune! You can celebrate traditional Indian festivals in the old city, learn classical Indian music and dance, or find yourself in a maze of magnificent historical architecture. At the same time, Pune is a youthful and progressive city with a growing music and art scene and an established development hub. This balance of city life, an international landscape, and uniquely Indian roots attract scholars and practitioners from all over India and the world. In Pune, you not only study contemporary India—you live it.

Program Highlights
  • Explore contemporary India as a complex yet unified multi-cultural, multi-linguistic, religiously pluralistic democracy, and rising economic superpower through 15 credits of coursework.
  • Pursue your own academic interests and distinguish yourself professionally by completing an internship, directed research project, or documentary film.
  • Engage with Indian culture through co-curricular classes in traditional Indian vocals, instruments, or dance.
  • Participate in local activities and excursions to explore Pune and the surrounding area. 
  • Live like a Pune resident with an Indian host family and commute to campus via auto rickshaw.

Take the Next Step
  • Visit our website for more information about our Contemporary India program, including course syllabi, co-curricular activities, student housing, and previous internship placements.
  • Contact your Student Services Manager at 202-822-0032 or
  • Apply now!  Consider submitting an application for one of the Alliance's need-based scholarships at the same time as you apply for your study abroad program.

Brandeis Specific Information
Students studying in India are recommended to take a course in a language that is not English.

Application Process:
Students wanting to apply to this program must submit two applications:
  1. to the Brandeis Office of Study Abroad. Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website in order to obtain more information about internal application process, advising hours, academic credit, and financial aid transfer.
  2. to the external program listed above. Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website for more information on commonaly asked questions about the external application process like deadlines, program approval forms, paying deposits, etc...

Scholarship Details:

Students interested in learning more about (other) study abroad scholarship opportunities should visit the scholarship section of the Brandeis study abroad website.
*Please note that all information is subject to change.