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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Academic Level: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Language(s) of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Homestay, Hotel/Hostel Program Model: Partner Provider
Area(s) of Study: Anthropology, Cross-cultural and Global Studies, Economics, Educational Management, General Business, Internship, Other, Public Service Leadership, Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies Minimum GPA: 2.50
Open to Non-UHCL Applicants: Yes
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad India: Sustainable Development and Social Change

NOTE: SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, SIT may have to modify programs.

Explore India’s socioeconomic development and the new urgency in rethinking development to shape a sustainable global future.


The world’s largest democracy, India, is poised to become a major global power, yet poverty, social inequality, and barriers to economic opportunity remain key challenges in this nation of more than 1 billion people. Discover the dichotomies of tradition and modernity, wealth and poverty while living in Jaipur, the tree-lined capital of India’s Rajasthan state and one of India’s most populous cities. While Jaipur evokes the regality of the royal family that once ruled it, with its heritage palaces and five-star hotels, the largely rural state of Rajasthan is among the least developed regions of India. Venture beyond the city to explore the critical issues facing India today and visit non-governmental organizations, research institutes, and villages. Along the way, meet with some of the most inspired and important Indian experts working in development and social change. You’ll develop a foundational knowledge of India’s past, present, and future development paradigms and acquire field study and research skills to complete an independent project or an internship at a development organization.

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program highlights and details of coursework, educational excursions, and housing.


  • The role of socioeconomic development in creating sustainable change
  • View of Gandhian scholars, planners, and social justice activists
  • Study innovations addressing issues of scarcity and sustainable development
  • Gender issues and challenges facing tribal communities
  • Rural and urban communities in transition


SIT is an all-inclusively priced study abroad program – including academics costs, excursions, accommodations and meals, airport transfers, and health insurance. Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor and read the website for more specific information.  




Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2023 04/01/2023 04/01/2023 TBA TBA