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Study Abroad

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UH India Study Tour
Winter Term 2015-16

Online lectures, reading and videos starting December 26, 2015– January 14, 2016
Departure from Houston:  December 26, 2015
Return to Houston: January 14, 2016

IEFS Guideline

Study Trip Course:

GIS 3300: Interdisciplinary India: Study Abroad

This course begins on the first day of Winter Term, December 26, 2015, with several video lectures and assignments that introduce students to the history and cultures of India. The group departs for India soon after December 26, 2015, from Houston, and returns to Houston January 14, 2016. We will visit a number of cities and sites (Delhi, Varanasi, Sarnath, Allahabad, Khajuraho, Orchha, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Amritsar, Bangalore) where we will study the social, cultural, and historical wonders of this amazing civilization.

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India Studies Scholarship Deadlines:
Priority consideration, May 30, 2015, awards announced June 15th
Final Deadline, September 1, 2015, awards announced October 1st


The cost is approximately $3200, which includes round-trip airfare, all accommodations (double occupancy), meals, and programming in India.

Substantial scholarships are available on a competitive basis, with preference given to:

  • India Studies minors
  • Students who have taken at least one course in India Studies
  • Students who will take an India Studies course before going to India

*NOTE: U of H tuition and fees are not included.

Application to the Program:

Download the application form and submit it electronically to indiastudies AT uh DOT edu along with the following documents:

  • Proof of good academic standing 
  • A personal statement describing your interest and future goals; if you are applying for India Studies Scholarship help, please include a statement about your financial need
  • Two recommendation letters from a faculty member with whom you’ve studied

PAYMENT:  Once you have been accepted into the Study Abroad program, please go to the Anthony Travel website here, where you will reserve your place, and pay for the trip.

India Studies Scholarships: Scholarships from the India Studies Program and from the UH Office of Learning Abroad are available, depending on academic standing and eligibility.

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All students are eligible to apply for the University of Houston’s International Education Fee Scholarship (IEFS).  The scholarship is competitive and amounts awarded to successful applicants may vary. 

For more information go to and click on “Scholarships”.