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UF in India - NGOs & Development
Chennai, India; Jaipur, India; New Delhi, India (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer B
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Summer B
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer B 2018 11/30/2017
11/30/2017 06/24/2018 07/28/2018

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Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
Language of Instruction:
English Program Advisor: Anuja Parikh
Type of Credit:
Open to non-UF students:
Program Type: UF Sponsored
Agricultural and Life Sciences
Field of Study: Family, Youth & Community Sciences
Program Description:

UF in India

NGOs and Development
Summer B 2018: June 24 - July 28, 2018

*All applicants must meet with Dr. Kumaran for an information session and follow up interview prior to completion of the application. 

About the Program

The goal of this program is to provide knowledge on how Non-Governmental Organizations (nonprofits) are managed to promote social and other developments around the globe. This travelling program begins at Chennai, Southern India, and continues in four major cities for field visits with 18 NGOs to develop a deeper understanding on their operations & impacts. Program assessments include case studies, field visit logs, discussions & presentations.

About the Location

This program gives you the opportunity to observe the vibrant cultures of five cities (Chennai, New Delhi, Jaipur, Puducherry & Karaikudi) and their rural fringes, each a unique and colorful representative of the diverse cultures of India, a nation with about 5000 years of recorded history and the world’s largest democracy.


The program includes several excursions to major landmarks in and near all destination cities (for example, a day trip to Taj Mahal, Agra), road trips, and visits to educational & cultural institutions.
Obtain a first-hand view of the scope, variety, and impact of India’s NGOs in five major cities.

Course Information

Both are elective courses of Family, Youth & Community Sciences, and may be substituted as elective, internship, or independent study courses in various departments.

Courses are taught by UF faculty with guest lectures by local experts, and count towards FYC Nonprofit minor.

FYC4427: Non-Governmental Organizations
3 UF GPA credits

FYC4932/4941: NGOs: The Field Study
3 UF GPA credits - May be substituted as an elective, internship, or independent study in various departments

Total Number of Credits Offered: 6


  • open to all majors
  • 2.5 GPA or higher


You will stay in three or four-star hotels throughout the program with reasonable internet connectivity.

Financial Aid

Most financial aid that you would receive on campus during the summer can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program; however, all financial aid eligibility is determined by Student Financial Affairs. You must speak with your financial aid advisor to determine what aid can be applied to the cost of this study abroad program, including scholarships.

2018 Pricing

2018 Undergraduate Program Fee: TBA
2018 Graduate Program Fee: TBA

A $350 nonrefundable deposit toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application. The remaining fees are due no later than 45 days prior to departure. If you receive financial aid, you can defer payment until it disburses.

What's Included:

Tuition for 6 credits, all room/board, all travels within India, international health insurance and emergency medical assistance.

What's Not Included:

Round-trip airfare, course textbook, additional personal travel, and personal expenses.

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Anuja Parikh


Faculty Program Director
Dr. Muthusami Kumaran


This program is currently not accepting applications.