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  • Locations: Bangalore, India; Mumbai, India; New Delhi, India
  • Program Terms: Winter Break
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2017 04/06/2017 ** Rolling Admission 12/08/2017 12/18/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Faculty-Led Program Program Type General: Faculty-Led
Level of Study: Undergraduate Academic Theme: Business
Credit Offered: UC Credit
Registration Term:
Eligibility Restrictions: LCB Students Only Minimum GPA: 2.75
Language of Instruction: English Program Advisor: Lee Armstrong
Program Description:

Program Overview

Mumbai city view
Experience firsthand one of the most diverse and vibrant countries in the world!  Study Abroad India is a course that offers the students an opportunity to learn about India’s experience with economic liberalization and concludes with a 12-day study abroad program to India. Embark on this fabulous journey to experience the diversity in India up-close. 

India is the fastest growing economy in the world, which allows us to study its opportunities and challenges up close through company visits, academic lectures, and cultural activities.  With over 1.3 billion people, India’s diverse languages, states, and faiths all contribute to a vibrant cultural and economic environment.  Over time, as India experienced British rule and then a transition to independence in 1947, its economy has struggled to adapt to different government economic approaches.  Today, issues of inequality, religious difference, and poverty still challenge policymakers.  This study abroad program will allow students to interact with large multinational firms and rapidly growing small business enterprises to gain a clearer picture of what it’s like to do business in India. 

Sample Itinerary
December 8-19, 2017
Friday, December 8 Depart Cincinnati
Saturday, December 9 PM: Arrive Mumbai
Sunday, December 10 City tour Mumbai
Monday, December 11 AM: Company Visits
PM: Company Visits
Tuesday, December 12 AM: Company Visits
PM: Company Visits
Wednesday, December 13 AM: Company Visits
PM: Academic lecture
Thursday, December 14 AM: Travel to Bangalore
PM: Company Visits
Friday, December 15 Company Visits
Saturday, December 16 AM: Travel to Agra
PM: City tour Agra
Sunday, December 17 Taj Mahal Visit
Monday, December 18 Agra Fort Visit
Tuesday, December 19 Return to Cincinnati

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India15 Taj MBA
This two-week immersion program will start in Mumbai - a city that never sleeps; continue to the Silicon Valley of India – Bangalore and of course, a visit to the historic city of Agra, home to one of the 7 Wonders of the World -  The Taj Mahal.

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Who Can Participate?

Undergraduate business students, prerequisites include ECON 1001 or 1002. Priority given to Economics majors and minors. 

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Academic Program and Course Information

Course Registration:  INTB5001, Study Abroad India, 3 credits, Fall Semester, Professor Asawari Deshmukh.  Course day and time to be determined.
Tuition and fees are assessed based on total enrolled hours for a term. This includes the hours associated with the study abroad class. Students who enroll for more than 18 hours for the term will be assessed additional per credit hour fees over and above the flat fees associated with being enrolled full-time (for most students full-time is 12-18 hours).
Co-op students selected to participate in this program are required to enroll in the course during the designated term, regardless of when the student may be on co-op.  If the course is during a term when the student is on co-op, tuition and fees will be charged per a student’s residency status and college, based on the part-time per credit hour rate.
A student can see his/her full and part time tuition rates and college fees here (use left-side navigation menu to click into the relevant academic year):

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Asawari Deshmukh is an Adjunct Instructor with the Department of Economics at the Lindner College of Business. Following her Graduate work at Washington University in St. Louis, Asawari has focused on teaching Economics. Her primary teaching and research interests are in the field of Macroeconomics and Monetary economics. She has been a teaching faculty with the Economics department at UC since 2008. She is a keen believer in experiential learning and therefore extremely passionate Lindner College’s effort toward this goal through the Study Abroad programs. She currently teaches Introductory and intermediate in Macroeconomics to undergraduate classes and Principles of Economics for the MBA program.

Asawari Deshmukh is originally from India and completed her college education in Mumbai, India, before continuing with Graduate school in the United States. She has a deep understanding the Eco political system in India; with insight into how the economic, social and cultural aspects of the Indian society has contributed in the development of this largest democracy in the world.

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Living Arrangements

Modest hotels. Participants will share double rooms. 

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Getting There

Group flight Cincinnati - India.

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Program Costs

Estimated Fall 2017 Program Costs (subject to change)
Program Fee: includes double occupancy hotel, welcome dinner, transportation in country, coordination fees (estimate) $1800
International Airfare (estimate) $2000
Personal spending money for meals and incidentals $350
Indian tourist visa $200
UC International block grant ($300)
LCB International scholarship ($550)
Total estimated cost $3,500
  Economics or Business Economics majors are also eligible for an additional $750 scholarship. 
Note that both the program charges and the UC International scholarship will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill for the Fall 2017 Semester.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process and enroll in INTB5001.  Scholarships are posted after all students register for the course connected to the study abroad experience.

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, it's best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is via the US Department of State’s webpage at:

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently, and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to know and address the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose a third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

While UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad, traveling UC faculty, students and staff are the individuals making decisions overseas and therefore play a key role in their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of State, Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS, a company that provides medical and security advice. UC's member ID is 11BCAS000010.

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad.
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety and cultural tips.
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

LCB International Programs

LCB International Programs
203 Carl Lindner Hall
tel: 513-556-7081, 513-556-2968

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