India Studies Program
India Studies Program has been suspended for the 2015-2016 academic year for program review by BestSemester.
Explore India: the land of “Unity in Diversity.” Students study at Bishop Appasamy University and are immersed in Indian culture by interacting with local citizens in Coimbatore, by program-sponsored travel throughout India, and by participating in service projects and internships. The program offers special options for social work students who can take a course in their discipline as well as participate in social work internships.
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- Junior and seniors; the program will consider sophomores
- 2.75 GPA or higher to qualify for the program.
Since studying off-campus for a semester is a privilege, please note the following implications of being place on probation at Messiah College:
Chapel Probation: A student currently on chapel probation for the first time (or with an impending chapel probation for the upcoming semester) will be required to meet with the Director of the Intercultural Office to determine the potential impact on the student’s upcoming semester off-campus. If a student has been placed on chapel probation more than once during their time at Messiah, they will not be eligible to study off-campus for a semester.
Academic Probation or Low GPA: A student on academic probation or whose GPA drops below 2.75 will be not be eligible to study off-campus.
Disciplinary Probation: A student who has been placed on disciplinary probation at any time during the off-campus study application / acceptance process will be required to meet with the Director of the Intercultural Office to determine the potential impact on the student’s upcoming semester off-campus.
- Courses may meet general education or major requirements.
- Courses will appear on Messiah transcripts with letter grades.
- Students will meet their third language/cross-cultural requirement by participating in this program. Students will not earn 3 credits, rather the requirement will be waived.
Messiah tuition, room, partial board, student services fee plus $1,230 off-campus study fee*.
- tuition, housing, some meals
- educational excursions
- pre-departure, and re-entry orientation.
Note: additional fees students may encounter include (but are not limited to) transportation, visas, passports, immunizations, and course fees.
Explore possible scholarships for this program.
*Note: Off-campus study fee increases annual at the same rate as the yearly tuition increase.
Messiah Pre-Approval Deadlines
- Fall - December 1
- Spring – April 1
India Studies Program Deadlines
- Fall - June 1
- Spring - October 15
Rolling admissions; students are strongly encouraged to apply early