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  • Locations: Bengalore, India
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Budget Sheets: Fall
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Manager:
Lauren Winogron
Language of Instruction:
Minimum G.P.A.:
Class Standing:
Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Number of credits per term:
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Non-Rutgers Students:
Program Description:
This program will RE-OPEN for Fall 2019.

The Program
  • This program is an excellent choice for students interested in Indian culture, Media, Sustainable Development, and Social Justice.
  • With 2 track options, this program brings together students from Development & Sustainability studies with Media & Culture studies students.
Your Host City: Bangalore
The Fireflies Intercultural Centre (FIC), thirty kilometers from Bangalore, is in a beautiful grove of fruit trees and flowers on a hill that slopes down to a lake. FICis concerned with promoting Earth spirituality, the resolution of ethnic violence, and the deepening of democracy and civil society in India. Fireflies hosts international events and seminars on social transformation. Pipal Tree, an organization located at Fireflies, conducts local workshops for the cultural revitalization of religion, myth, folk traditions, dance, arts and crafts, as well as conflict resolution, environmental resources and spirituality. Students will also travel widely in South India as part of their coursework.

Ramapo College has been operating semester-long study abroad programs in India since 2002. Currently, offering three tracks for undergraduate students focusing on:
   1) Development & Sustainability
  • Indian Culture & Society (INTD 302);
  • Sustainable Development in India (INT 301);
  • Social Movements in South India (INTD 303); and
  • Field Study Project (INTD 409) – a supervised, individual project.
   2) Media, Culture & the Arts
  • Indian Culture & Society (INTD 302);
  • Global Indian Media & Culture (COMM 357);
  • Social Movements in South India (INTD 303); and
  • Field Study Project (INTD 409) – Practicum/Apprenticeship Opportunities are currently available for students in Media, Journalism; Photography; Sculpture & Music.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to Ramapo College and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take approximately 12- 16 credits while abroad. The credit translation system between Ramapo College and Rutgers University is 1:1, meaning a 3-credit course at Ramapo College will also be a 3-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript.  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.

Academic Calendar
Spring Semester: Early January– Mid April
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the Ramapo College web page.
*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed. 

Accommodations and Meals

For more information about housing, please refer to the Ramapo College Accommodations website.

Financial Information

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.

Rutgers Global–Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer.  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.

Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.