Study in India!
Christ University, founded in 1969 as Christ College, was the first college in Karnataka to be accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and is rated A+, the highest rating a college can achieve. It now has autonomous status and is recognized as an Indian university. The tree-lined campus is host to 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students from every state in India. It has a bank, public phone access (to call locally and internationally), computer labs, and free access to wireless internet in many parts of campus. There are also several sports facilities including courts for basketball and tennis as well as fields for soccer and cricket. The library, counseling center, cafeteria, and several smaller eating venues are all easily accessible on campus.
Bengaluru is the fifth largest city in India. It was founded in the sixteenth century by a Hoysala king and was ruled by the maharajas of Mysore throughout much of its history. Today it is the capital of the state of Karnataka and one of India’s most modern cities with malls, bargain shopping centers, espresso shops, nightclubs, and multi-cuisine restaurants. Bengaluru’s Electronic City Industrial Park has also become the world’s second largest producer of software. Bengaluru is at the heart of the information technology and business outsourcing boom in South Asia and many multinational high-tech companies have offices here: Oracle is located right next door to Christ University. Its abundance of parks and gardens, many built by the British Raj, has earned it the nickname "Garden City." It also is endowed with a pleasant sub-tropical climate (55°-80°F). March through May is the warmest season and most of the rain falls between June and September, leaving the air clean and fresh.
- Fall Semester: Mid to Late August to Mid December
- Spring Semester: Early to Mid January to Mid May
- Summer Semester: Early June to Mid to Late July
For more information about the Academic Calendar please visit the USAC Bengaluru webpage.
Students will stay in co-ed, shared apartments. Each apartment typically consists of two bathrooms, two double rooms, a kitchen, washing machine (no dryer), common area, and small patio. Single rooms are available for an additional cost. The apartments are located in Koramagala; an IT, shopping, and residential hub within a 30- to 45-minute commute to campus by walking or auto-rickshaw. Students live near many local residents. There is also an option of staying in on-campus residence hall is a great opportunity for female students to integrate with locals. The residence hall includes a study room, small gym, washing machines (no dryer), and a TV/entertainment room. All rooms are single occupancy with private bathrooms, refrigerator, and microwave.
Paid to Appalachian State
1Tuition and fees are charged at the USAC rate.
||Included in Program Cost
|3OIED Program Development Fee
|Intl Health Dev Fee
2Housing is charged at the USAC rate.
3The 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
1Students are responsible for submitting a $500 non-refundable confirmation deposit to USAC after acceptance.
|USAC Application Fee
|1USAC Confirmation Deposit
||$1130 - $1500
||Included in Program Cost
|Refundable Housing Deposit
||$1600 - $1800
||$1600 - $1800
||$600 - $1200
||$200 - $300
||$600 - $1200
||$200 - $300
|Books and Materials
||$80 - $150
||$30 - $100
||$280 - $450
||$80 - $200
|Visa (for US Citizens)
|3US Based Health Insurance
|4Personal Travel and Spending
||$400 - $800
||$150 - $300
2Personal living expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc.
3Students 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.
4Personal 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.
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.
USAC offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1000.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 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.
Students will enroll in 12-18 credits per semester comprised of electives in Culture, Society & Global Perspectives with a focus on India and South Asia. Course availability is contingent upon student enrollment and is subject to change.
Students will enroll in 4-7 credits during the summer term and must take at least one 3 credit course. Courses are normally offered in Philosophy, Religion, Sociology, Gender Studies...with a focus on India and the region. Courses may change from summer to summer.
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 USAC Bengaluru program will be required to enroll in 12-18 credits during the semester and 4-7 credits per summer session.. 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.
Students applying to a USAC program should complete the USAC application
while also completing the Appalachian application.
For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me webpage