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  • Locations: Agra, India; Bangalore, India; Mumbai, India; New Delhi, India
  • Program Terms: Winter Break
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Winter Break
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2019 06/17/2019 ** Rolling Admission 12/30/2019 01/11/2020

** 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:
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 Click here for a definition of this term Registration Term: Fall
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 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. 

Read more about students' experience in India during Winter Break 2017 here.  

Sample Itinerary
December 30, 2019 - January 11, 2020
Monday, December 30 Depart Cincinnati
Tuesday, December 31 PM: Arrive Mumbai
Wednesday, January 1 PM: Sightseeing, Gateway of India, Taj Palace Hotel
Thursday, January 2 AM: Company Visit
PM: Guest lecture
Friday, January 3 AM: Visit Bollywood
PM: Company Visit
Saturday, January 4 AM: Visit to local college
PM: cultural activities such as cricket, henna, dance, dinner with local students
Sunday, January 5 AM: Visit Dharavi slum
PM: Travel to Bangalore
Monday, January 6 AM: Company Visit
PM: Cultural Sightseeing
Tuesday, January 7 AM: Company Visit
PM: Structured free time
Wednesday, January 8 AM: Company visit: INFOSYS
PM: Travel to New Delhi
Thursday, January 9 AM: Travel to Agra
PM: Sightseeing at Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
Friday, January 10 AM: Travel to Delhi
PM: Sightseeing
Saturday, January 11 AM: Return to Cincinnati
PM: Arrive Cincinnati

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LCB at Taj Mahal Dec 17This 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:  INTB5033, 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 Assistant Professor- Educator 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 about Lindner College’s effort toward this goal through the Study Abroad programs. She currently teaches Introductory and intermediate courses 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

You can view an approximate cost breakdown for the India program here.  All students will receive scholarships from UC International and Lindner College of Business.  Economics and Business Economics majors will receive 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 2019 Semester.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process and enroll in INTB5033.  Scholarships are posted after all students register for the course connected to the study abroad experience.

This program has been awarded a UC International Scholarship (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students only).  UC International requires a minimum 2.0 GPA to receive this funding.

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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, its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see the State Department's passport page 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 visa information is the US Department of State’s country information page  

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 knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose to 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

UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of StateCenters for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS medical and security advice. UC code 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 abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)in case of an emergency abroad.

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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