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Contemporary India: Development, Economy, Society

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Sponsor: The Alliance for Global Education

Location: Pune, India


The Contemporary India program introduces U.S. undergraduates to some of the most dynamic, exciting areas of Indian society, politics, economics, and culture today, such as development economics, environmental issues, social justice and public health. By providing a core academic base and allowing progressive specialization though electives, culminating in an internship, directed research project, or documentary film of the student's own choosing, the Alliance's Contemporary India program takes an interdisciplinary yet focused approach to these timely and provocative issues, both as they apply to India and in their global context.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


This program includes an internship or directed research opportunity. Read Internships and Service Learning and Research Abroad for details on how related coursework is eligible for credit transfer at Northwestern.

Admission Info:

To apply, Northwestern students must:

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete an Alliance application by the program's deadline

Languages: English, Hindi


Shared apartments or home stay

Program Costs: 

Fall 2014: $23,880

Billed by Northwestern: $20,000

  • Tuition: $15,350
  • Housing: $2,150
  • SAAF: $2,500

Estimated additional costs: $3,880

  • Meals: $950
  • Airfare: $1,700
  • Local transportation: $600
  • Books & supplies: $50
  • Personal expenses: $450
  • Visa: $130