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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.
Explore contemporary India as a complex yet unified multi-cultural, multi-linguistic, religiously pluralistic democracy, and rising economic superpower.
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.
Brandeis Specific Information Students studying in India are recommended to take a course in a language that is not English.
Students wanting to apply to this program must submit two applications:
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.
to the external program listed above. Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website for more information on commonly asked questions about the external application process like deadlines, program approval forms, paying deposits, etc...
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.
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