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UF in India - NGOs & Development
Chennai, India; Jaipur, India; Kathmandu, Nepal; New Delhi, India (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer B3
Budget Sheets Summer B
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer B3 2019 11/30/2018 11/30/2018 06/24/2019 07/30/2019
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 : June 24 - July 30, 2019

UF in India 2016

Obtain a first-hand view of the scope, variety, and impact of India’s NGOs in five major cities of India and Nepal.

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 traveling program begins at Chennai, Southern India, and continues in four major cities in India and Kathmandu, Nepal 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, India) and their rural fringes, each a unique and colorful representative of the diverse cultures of India & Nepal, nations with thousands of years of recorded history.


The program includes several excursions to major landmarks in and near all destination cities (for example, a day trip to Taj Mahal, Agra, India, and Kathmandu, Nepal), road trips, and visits to educational & cultural institutions.
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
  • All applicants must meet with Dr. Kumaran for an information session and follow-up interview prior to completion of the application.

India Girl with Students


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.

2019 Pricing:  (TBA)  The program fee for 2018 was $6,435 for undergraduates and $6,931 for graduates.

2019 Undergraduate Program Fee: TBA
2019 Graduate Program Fee: TBA

A $375 non-refundable deposit towards 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 and Nepal, 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