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Pitt in India
Mussoorie, India
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Panther Program Housing Options: Dormitory
Language Prerequisite: No prerequisite Number of Credits: 10
Internship/Research?: None Open to Non-Pitt Students: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, Hindi Program Length: 6 weeks
Courses of Study: Environmental Studies, Hindi Language and Literature, Religious Studies Certificate Program: Asian Studies, Global Studies
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Program Description:

The 6-week Pitt in India program, based in Mussoorie, gives students the opportunity to study globalization, security, religion, and other issues from an Indian perspective.  Hindi language courses are also available.  Located in the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains, the Woodstock School serves as the location for Pitt in India with breathtaking views of Mussoorie and the surrounding environment.

Himalayan Mountains

Mussoorie and Woodstock School With a population of 26,000, Mussoorie offers the conveniences and resources of contemporary urban living yet remains small enough to offer students daily opportunities for true engagement with the local culture and community. The town's location at the foot of the Himalayas facilitates easy travel to a variety of sites of cultural and environmental interest. Woodstock School, the home of the Hanifl Centre, has welcomed students and international scholars for over 150 years and is considered the top-ranked international school in India. The school is well-prepared to share its extensive resources (including a library, gym, and swimming pool) and local expertise with visiting students.

Location Information | AcademicsOn-Site Faculty and Staff | Program Dates | Prices | AirfareProgram Requirements | Pittsburgh-Based Staff

Mussoorie is located in northern India just outside of the Dehradun district, and recognized as quite a spectacle of the beauty of nature. With rolling hills and snowcapped mountains, Mussoorie is a great destination area as well as a great place to study and immerse in Indian culture. The population is about 26 thousand people, and is a"gateway" city between many major cities of India, including Delhi and Gangotri. Most of the main attractions in Mussoorie are nature oriented, filled with waterfalls and mountains, making it the perfect destinations for the outdoorsy type! 


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Course descriptions will be available soon!

ANTH XXXX - Himalayan Culture
ANTH XXXX - Globalization and Modernization

PS XXXX - Human Security
RELGST 1500 - Religions of India
LING XXXX - Hindi Language

General Education Requirements

Select courses offered by this study abroad program fulfill general education requirements for students in the College of Arts and Sciences as follows:
Foreign Culture: RELGST 1500


Students will have the option of taking 6-9 credits.  An intensive Hindi-only option is also available for students seeking to use FLAS funding.

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Roger Rouse, PhD - Professor Rouse’s work is concerned broadly with theoretical and empirical issues related to the cultural politics of class dynamics. He is particularly interested in how the restructuring of capitalism along neoliberal lines has been played out and experienced over the last four decades in Mexico and the United States. Reflecting his interest in work at the intersection of history, anthropology and cultural studies, Professor Rouse is currently engaged in a broader, non-ethnographic project that relates shifts in dominant forms of cultural production in the United States since the early 1980s to the growing emphasis on specifically neoliberal and transnational processes of capital accumulation.

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Dates are tentative and subject to change.  Flights should not be booked without confirmation from the Program Manager.

Arrive in India: mid-May (approx 11 May)
Depart India: late-June (approx 21 June)


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Prices are tentative and subject to change.

In-State Students: $5,000
Out-of-State Students: $5,200

Includes: tuition for 6-9 credits, housing, daily breakfast & some dinners, health insurance, on-site transportation, excursions to local areas of interest
Additional Expenses: administrative fee ($300), round-trip airfare ($1500 to India), visa ($250), additional meals, mobile phone and personal expenses.  Note that these prices are estimates only. Please keep in mind that personal expenses vary widely, depending on lifestyle and travel plans.

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Airfare is not included in the program fee for Pitt in India. It is recommended that students budget at least $1,600 to cover flights. Keep in mind that many airlines charge for additional checked baggage.


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  • Minimum 2.75 GPA or 2.5 for Engineers
  • Completion of at least 24 on-campus credits (sophomore standing or higher)
  • Good judicial record on campus
There are no prerequisite courses, but students are encouraged to take ANTH 1764, other available courses on India, and any introductory social science classes prior to this program.

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Brice Brice Lynn is a Program Manager in the Study Abroad Office.  His international experience began like many others: with romantic images of tapas, flamenco, and the beaches of southern Spain. Brice found all of this and more, including fluency in Spanish and an amazing host family, when he spent a semester in Granada. Upon his return to the US, he put his new found love for study abroad to use as an intern in the Study Abroad Office, where he was able to share his passion and inspire students to take the leap and go abroad, and he is looking forward to doing the same in his new position! When not working, you can find Brice trying to replicate his favorite recipes from the Food Network or visiting one of Pittsburgh's many fine establishments for food and drink. Contact Brice Lynn by email or phone (412-383-1029).

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Panther Program Testimonial
The location of the program is quite a benefit for the students. The environment of Mussoorie, while very much a strong introduction to Indian culture and life, allows students to feel comfortable via cooler weather & English-speaking residents.
     — Summer, 2011 Participant
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This program is currently not accepting applications.