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  • Locations: Bangalore, India
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Summer, Winter-Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: USAC 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter-Spring 2022 10/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission 01/15/2022 05/14/2022
Summer 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills University Studies Requirement: Yes, Reporting Live Supplemental Course
Program Description:

Program OverviewUSAC Bangalore Sum

Bangalore 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. Bangalore's location is an ideal place from which to explore southern India. Within a few hours you can be wandering through the Maharaja’s Palace in Mysore, sunbathing on the beaches of Goa, visiting World Heritage Sites such as Hampi, and taking in one of the world's tallest waterfalls, Jog Falls. Cities such as Mumbai, home of Bollywood—the world’s largest film industry—are just a day's train ride away. 

Program Focus

The Bangalore program provides the extraordinary opportunity to study Indian culture, business, and humanities while volunteering in the local community with fellow students who are interested in contributing and making a difference in their society. You will be studying in one of the most prestigious and beautiful campuses in India and will gain personal exposure to the social issues of rural life. Bangalore is also an ideal place to learn how the technological and business revolution is transforming traditional Indian society into a fast-paced hybrid of East-West life. Its location in India’s Silicon Valley makes it an excellent spot for networking and developing contacts with companies involved in software and business outsourcing.

USAC students are integrated into the college atmosphere and have many opportunities to experience the culture, learn about the country, and make friends. Volunteer opportunities are available as well as college sports, clubs, and excursions to local towns and historical temples. Semester or yearlong students are required to enroll in a 1-credit Service Learning during their first semester in India and we strongly encourage summer students to do the same. You may take a program-organized Indian Cuisine course to gain even more knowledge of the local culture and we strongly recommend participating in the Optional Tours to Northern or Southern India. USAC students are also paired with Indian “buddies” to help orient them to the university and surrounding areas.


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Program Provider

USAC - University Study Abroad Consortium

Program Dates

Current USAC Calendar

Areas of Study

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This program is a good fit for the following majors:

  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Economics
  • English
  • History
  • Humanities
  • International Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Public Health
  • Sociology
  • World Languages & Literature


Fall:  Students enroll in 18 - 27 quarter credits
Winter/Spring:  Students enroll in 24 - 27 quarter credits
Academic Year:  Students enroll in 36 - 54 quarter credits
Summer:  Students enroll in 6 - 10 quarter credits

Language of Instruction 


Host Country Language 

English, Hindi


Apartment, Residence Hall

Class Standing Eligibility

  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior

Minimum GPA Requirements

Undergraduate: 2.50

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.

Program Fee

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PSU Fees

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Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account.