IFSA-Study in India

Program Details

Program Location Pune, India
Sponsor IFSA-Butler
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 34023
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Spring 2023 01/02/23 to 04/01/23
Current Program Dates
Fall 2022 08/21/22 to 12/11/22
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Please Note: Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


IFSA-Study in India

An international hub for research and education, Pune is also home to both countless NGOs and a thriving IT sector. Factor in a rich culture and deep spiritual roots, and you’ve got a fascinating new environment in which to pursue your studies in public health, international relations, social justice, and more, guided by dedicated IFSA educators who are experts in their fields.

Take advantage of our IFSA Pune staff’s deep local connections and get to know India through the lenses of food, media, health, economics, art, and social justice. Learn about ancient customs and explore India’s many tastes with your carefully selected host family, and explore the city’s may sights with Indian peers as your guides. It’s all part of an unforgettable semester full of newness, challenge, and growth.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IFSA-Butler.


IFSA-Study in India

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Students take 12-15 credits per semester.

On the IFSA Study in India program, you can choose 4 - 5 elective classes taught by local experts in global and public health domains as well as Indian culture, politics, and economics.

Please see the IFSA program website for more class details, click on "academics" tab. 


Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions. IFSA will coordinate a variety of opportunities for students.


All students live with a host family, which provides a daily opportunity to interact with a local family. As a university town, Pune has many families who are accustomed to renting out rooms to students, and who, in some cases, have semi-independent apartments or rooms attached to their houses.

All meals will be provided by the host family and/or IFSA program center. Arrangements for host family meals vary among housing placements. Indian cuisine is generally vegetarian, though some meat dishes are available in Pune. You may choose to eat out at Western-style restaurants at your own expense. 

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The program and housing fees include tuition, orientation, on-site support from IFSA staff, all meals, health insurance, and program activities and excursions.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2023

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $10,675.00
Study Abroad Fee $914.10
Housing $2,500.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00
Program Discount for Purdue Students - $2,000.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,600.00
Local Transportation $520.00
Visa $290.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $1,625.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

IFSA-Study in India

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.