India Winter Program 2012/13

Studies in Indian Language, Culture, and Society

December 28th 2012 to January 11th / 25th 2013

New Delhi, Ajmer, Braj, Orchha

About The India Winter Program

Why Do a Winter Program In India

India holds a very special place in our globalising world. It is not only home to every sixth human being on the planet, it is also the most culturally diverse country in the world. From high-tech industries in the megacities to remote jungle villages seemingly untouched by time, India encompasses both the dynamic forces of globalisation and the deep-rooted traditions of one of the world's most ancient cultures.

What Will I Gain From It?

Studying in India among people of other cultures is a once in a lifetime opportunity. The unique chance to immerse yourself in the daily routine of India's cultural environment opens totally new professional and personal perspectives.

The India Winter Program provides a meaningful complement to your university curriculum or profession and can help you to further your career goals. Our program has the courses you need and the fun you are looking for when spending your summer, guaranteeing you an unforgettable stay. It is also the ideal program to study the current state of business in the rapidly changing Indian economy, to learn and use India's lingua franca Hindustani (Hindi-Urdu), and to explore contemporary Indian society.

What Exactly Will I Do?

The India Winter Program embodies much more than just academic work - you will experience multicultural social activities, make new friends, and embrace the diversity of India. The program is tightly packed with lots of excitement for every participant. It is by far the most diverse, comprehensive, and holistic program in India, combining:

  • Intensive language training in Hindi / Urdu / Hindustani, one of the most widely spoken languages in the world
  • An academic seminar series on India's Diversity taught by outstanding local and international faculty
  • Skill training sessions
  • Field trips and overnight excursions
  • A choice of accommodation ranging from homestays, over shared appartments, to cozy guest houses
  • And a possible 2-weeks to 6-months extension to engage in an Academic Project, an Internship, or Volunteer Work in a field of your personal interest

All components of this holistic and synergistic program are carefully contextualised within your larger learning goals so that they systematically reinforce each other. It is an especially compact, yet tremendously thorough program to get you up-to-speed in Indian culture. You will learn the key tools for dealing with the country and its people in the shortest possible amount of time!

How Can I Extend The Program?

The program concludes with a grand farewell party. However, for many participants their stay in India has just begun! With the potential 2-week to 6-month extension, you can explore a topic of your own personal interest:

  • Volunteer in a community or development project
  • Do an internship in the area of work you are most interested in
  • Do an academic research project with the support of expert local faculty

At A Glance

Program Location

New Delhi and field trips / excursions to Ajmer, Braj and Orchha

Program Length:

Friday 28th of December 2012 to Wednesday 11th (2 weeks program) or Wednesday 25th of January 2013 (4 weeks program)

Language of Instruction:





Students as well as professionals with an interest in India and global studies in general

Program Schedule:

  • 10/20 Hindustani Trainings (4 hours each, Monday to Friday 9AM to 1PM)
  • 2/4 Delhi Tours (4 hours each)
  • 4/8 Seminars (3 hours each)
  • 4/8 Skills Trainings (3 hours each)
  • 2/3 Overnight Weekend Excursions to amazing sites in India

Possible Extension of Program:

A 2-week to 6-month Internship / Volunteer / Academic Project can be added after the program to solidify your newly acquired knowledge. You determine the field you want to gain experience in and we will make it possible.


Euro 1234 for the 2 weeks program!
Euro 1898 for the 4 weeks program!
Euro 2198 for the 4 weeks program plus designing your personal extension program!

'Bring A Friend' Discount

For everybody who registers through you we give you a discount of Euro 75!

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