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  • Locations: Chandigarh, India; Jaipur, India; Kolkata, India; Lucknow, India
  • Program Terms: Autumn Quarter, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter, Winter Quarter, Year (A/W/Sp)
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Quarter 2020 11/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring Quarter 2020 02/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Information:

QUICK FACTS
Location Multiple Locations
Academic Term Summer Quarter
Estimated Program Fee $3,350
Credits 12 UW Credits per quarter
Prerequisites Current student; see "Academics" for language requirements
Program Manager Mike Renes | studyabroad@uw.edu
Priority Application Deadline February 15
HIGHLIGHTS
General AIIS offers intensive but immersive programs in modern and classical South Asian languages at various locations across India. Various awards and fellowships are also available to support students on this experience.
 
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Founded in 1961, American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) is an organization that aims to enhance the knowledge of India in the United States. The AIIS summer language program, in particular, provides students with intensive language studies so that they can better understand the Indian culture and traditions. Students interested in this program can select from a wide variety of locations across India, including Jaipur, Pune, Chandigarh, Ahmadabad, and more.
 
LOCATION

Site

India is the seventh largest country in the world by area. It is also the second most populous country in the world, with a population of roughly 1.3 billion. The country is home to many famous destinations including, Taj ahal, Qutub Minar, Harmandir Sahib, and more.





 

 
ACADEMICS

Prerequisites and Language Requirements

AIIS offers various intensive language options, all with different requirements. For students studying Sanskrit, they will need to have at least two years of prior classroom instruction in that language; for students studying Bengali, Hindi, and Tamil, at least one year of classroom instruction in those languages; for students studying Urdu, at least one year of classroom instruction in Hindi or Urdu is required; finally, for students studying Gujarati, Kannada, Punjabi, Telugu, Marathi and Malayalam, no prior experience with that language is required.

Credits

12 UW Credits

Courses

As part of this program, students will attend at least four hours of classroom instruction and individual tutorials every day, along with various out-of-class assignments. Students will also partake in various excursions to films, plays, festivals, and more. The program also plays a special emphasis on interacting with community members and learning the language directly through daily conversations.

Students can learn more about the program by visiting here.

If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.

For more information about receiving credits for your study abroad, visit Earning credits abroad.

 
ACCOMMODATIONS

Housing

Students will be staying with host families. More details on accommodations can be found here.




 

 
VISA INFORMATION

The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.

The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.  

If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance. 

 
FINANCES

Program Expenses

Estimated Program Fee: $3,350

Included in the program fee:

  • $350 Study Abroad Fee
  • Instruction
  • Program activities and program travel
Not included in the program fee:
  • Housing
  • Airfare (average price subject to when and where your buy your ticket - $1400)
  • Food (about $14/day)
  • UW Student Abroad Insurance ($1.74/day)
  • Other health expenses/immunizations
  • Personal spending money


Payment Due Date: July 1, 2018

The Study Abroad fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates. Students must pay the course-related fees directly through the Aarhus University Summer program application.

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
  • You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans. To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.

Scholarships

  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
  • For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at goglobal@uw.edu to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
  • Visit the Finances section of our website.
 
APPLICATION

Application Process

The study abroad application includes a personal statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the online application process, you may be contacted by the program director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.

Orientation

To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. Visit your study abroad homepage to complete this mandatory orientation. You must also attend any program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for any optional orientation sessions that pique your interest. 

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.

Withdrawals

The $350 UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once the payment contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program may also be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. Note that no part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun.

The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

  1. Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
  2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.