Study in India for a Semester!
Kristu Jayanti College, founded in 1999, is run by "BODHI NIKETAN TRUST," formed by the members of St. Joseph Province of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI). The institution strives to fulfill its mission to provide educational opportunities to all aspiring youth to excel in life by developing academic excellence, fostering values, creating civic responsibility and building global competencies in a dynamic environment.
Located in the southern state of Karnataka in the northern part of Bangalore District, Kristu Jayanti College is considered semi-urban and provides a vibrant academic environment that serves the rural populations of Bangalore. The city of Bangalore is the third largest city in all of India and also serves as the capital of Karnataka.
- Fall Semester: Mid June to Late November
- Spring Semester: Early January to Mid May (Spring semester begins in early December but students are allowed to arrive by January 1st)
Well managed hostels are available for both males and females. All the hostels for females are run by Rev. Sisters of various congregations and there is a separate hostel for postgraduate students. As an extended home, the hostel facilitates an atmosphere for serious studying while also helping students to grow spiritually, intellectually, physically and psychologically.
As Kristu Jayanti is a full exchange program students will pay the Full Exchange Program Fee to Appalachian State. Kristu Jayanti will cover the housing costs and provide a meal stipend to students during the program.
For more information about housing please visit Kristu Jayanti College’s accommodation web page.
Paid to Appalachian State
1The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.
Estimated Additional Costs
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc.
||$1200 - $1800
||$1200 - $1800
||$100 - $200
||$200 - $400
||$800 - $1400
||$1600 - $2800
|Books and Materials
||$200 - $400
||$400 - $800
||$100 - $300
||$200 - $600
|Visa (for US Citizens)
|2US Based Health Insurance
|3Personal Travel and Spending
||$400 - $800
||$800 - $1600
2Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester.
3Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.
Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates. To see a total of the estimated costs for this program please visit the program budget sheets: Fall, Spring, Academic Year.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
To locate specific course offerings please visit the Programmes Offered web page. Clicking on the programme name will take you to a landing page where you can view the curriculum for a specific year. Students studying abroad during our fall semester will need to look at courses offered in odd semesters while spring students will look at courses offered during the even semesters.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the Kristu Jayanti program will be required to enroll in 12-18 credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.
How to Apply
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.
For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page