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CIEE: Hyderabad Arts and Sciences
Hyderabad, India (Outgoing Program)
Hyderabad is the fifth largest cosmopolitan city in India and is at the heart of India’s rapidly developing global economy. It is a city where North Indian and South Indian cultures meet in a unique mixture of Hindu and Muslim traditions. The city, once ruled by bejeweled Nizams from opulent palaces, is now a global hub for biotechnology, amazing food, and a travel destination for domestic travelers. The city is an urban mix of construction, clothing shops, inconceivable traffic, food bazaars, department stores, global businesses, and city sprawl.
In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the CIEE website.
Study abroad students are required to take one language course—Hindi, Urdu, Telugu, or Sanskrit—at the appropriate level as well as three additional courses either through the Study in India Program or by directly enrolling in University of Hyderabad courses. CIEE students primarily take their classes from the arts, social sciences, and humanities departments, though students interested in studying science are strongly encouraged to enroll in that program.
It is recommended that students take two courses offered by SIP. These have been designed specifically for international students and are structured like classes taught in the U.S. CIEE strongly encourages each student to directly enroll in at least one course at the University with local Indian students to ensure that they benefit from this unique cross-cultural opportunity. Students may enroll in more than one direct enrollment course, but they should be prepared for differences in course structure and delivery of information by the faculty.
Independent/directed study courses, in which a faculty member supervises readings, field study, and/or research focused on a specific topic, are also available as direct enrollment courses at the University. Students interested in this option need to receive prior approval from their Rutgers Study Abroad Program Manager and show this to the CIEE staff during the on-site registration process while in India.
You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to CIEE and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take at least 16 credits per semester while abroad. The credit translation system between CIEE and Rutgers University is 1:1, meaning a 3-credit course at CIEE will also be a 3-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript. You will receive 3-4 credits per class taken with CIEE. In some cases classes will only be worth 1-2 credits. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.
For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
Fall Semester: Early July – Early December
Spring Semester: Early January – Early May
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the CIEE web page.
*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by CIEE and the academic dates have been confirmed.
Accommodations and Meals
Study abroad students have the choice of two housing options, and meals are included with both. Although every attempt is made to grant each student’s preference, roommate and housing assignments are based upon availability and other factors. Therefore, housing preferences cannot be guaranteed. Housing options include:
Tagore International House—The Tagore International House provides furnished and air conditioned, single and double occupancy rooms on the University of Hyderabad campus. The Tagore International House also includes a common dining room, a small computer facility, TV room, and laundry facilities with washers. Food is excellent, with many vegetarian options. While most of the food is Indian, some western food items are also available. As Tagore International House is just 1.8 miles from the central campus, students typically ride bicycles, use the university shuttle service, or walk to and from class.
Group Homestays— The group homestay option is best for students who prefer to live with a small group of students in a secure and friendly environment. Participants live with an Indian family and two or three other CIEE study abroad students. In the group homestay, students share a double room and bath.
CIEE currently works with two homestay families who can accommodate six students. Students usually eat breakfast and vegetarian dinner with the family, and are given monthly stipends for lunch and transportation to and from the University. There are reasonably priced cafeterias on campus for lunch. Two of the homestay families live three to four miles from campus, and the third family lives approximately 12 miles from campus. Sharing in the life of a family through a homestay provides an excellent opportunity for interested students to experience various aspects of Indian culture.
Housing either in the Tagore International House or in homestays is not provided between semesters. Academic year study abroad students who remain in Hyderabad during this period are responsible for arranging and paying for their own housing and meals during this time. Depending upon availability of housing, students can opt to stay in the Tagore House but meal arrangements have to be made by the student.
Program Cost: 2016-2017
For more information about the additional Non-Billable Expenses please click on the Budget Sheet links near the top of this page.
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid and Tuition Remission please visit the Finances section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.
Center for Global Education Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance and are reviewed on a first-completed basis. For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.
Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.
CIEE CIC-Partner Scholarships ($1000) - Available to Rutgers students participating on eligible CIEE study abroad programs. Students submitting applications for the Center for Global Education scholarships will be considered for a CIEE-CIC scholarship.
CIEE Scholarships- Available to students participating in CIEE study abroad programs. For more information please visit the CIEE website.
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.