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Ramapo in India

Ramapo College has been operating study abroad programs in India since 2002. Currently, we are offering the following program opportunities:

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16 Credits, 15 weeks

Why India?

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Gain an insider’s view of the world’s largest democracy and second fastest growing economy, while earning 16 credits towards your degree.

Nothing looks better on your resume than the unique experience of living and learning in an emerging global power.

Affordable. The India Semester program costs approximately the same as a residential semester at Ramapo College, and there are scholarships available.


Academic Program


The program is designed to program students of many disciplines the opportunity to participate in this program and meet their academic requirements. The academic program is designed as follows:

Required Courses:

Additional Courses (pick 1):

Additional Courses (pick 1):

Field Excursions

Each course includes local and one extended excursion throughout South India. Previous excursions have included:

  • Mysore Palace
  • Nagarhole Forest
  • Pondicherry
  • Art of Living Ashram
  • and more…



Students will live in double or triple rooms, each with a desks, dressers and bathroom. Laundry service is available (at a fee) and wi-fi is generally available at all times. At the Fireflies Intercultural Centre, there is also a library, classrooms, multiple dining facilities, sculpture gardens, and much more.








Field Project Archives

Students complete a supervised, individual project. A list of previous projects can be found at: Project archives

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4 credits, 6 weeks – ‘Culture & Sustainability’

Academic Course: INTD 290 Grassroots Communities of India

This program begins with a preparatory component in New Jersey, followed by 3 weeks in India. In India, students will participate in three course modules: Social & Cultural Issues; Sustainability in India; and Human Rights Movements. Each module will include lectures, excursions and a service learning component.

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