Study in India for a Semester!
Madras Christian College (MCC) began its life as a school founded in 1837 by Rev. John Anderson, a missionary from Scotland. The school became a college in 1865 during Dr. William Miller’s dynamic stewardship of the institution. In 1937, a hundred years after founding, the college gave up its growingly strident and congested city centre establishment in Georgetown for a sprawling 365 acres spread in suburban Tambaram.
MCC is located in Tambaram, a suburb of Chennai Metropolitan City, and sites on 365 acres of land. The campus is well known for its flora and fauna, notably deer and rare trees, and is also distinguished by a lake on campus.
- Fall Semester: Late June to Mid November
- Spring Semester: Early January to Late April
Students will receive placement in one of five halls of residences located on MCC’s campus. Each residence hall has live in staff and encourages students to enrich their study abroad experience by participating in one of the many activities that each hall puts on.
As Madras is a full exchange program students will pay the Full Exchange Program Fee to Appalachian State. Madras will cover the housing costs and provide a meal stipend to students during the program.
For more information about housing and the amenities provided in the halls of residence, please visit MCC’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 the estimated total costs of this program please visit the program budget sheets: 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 Courses Offered at MCC web page. Clicking on the course (department) name will take you to a landing page where you can view the various departments and the courses they offer.
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 MCC 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