Ashoka University in India

Language Requirement: None
Academic Standing by Program Start: Sophomore
Location: Asia, India
GPA: 3.0
Program Overview

For six weeks this summer, go to Ashoka University, a prestigious, liberal arts University located near New Delhi, for a unique learning experience in a global classroom with Ashoka students. The residential campus provides a great opportunity to learn about India, get a global perspective in classroom discussions and debates, and explore New Delhi and other cities over the weekends to get a cultural taste of a vibrant country. The campus is located near the capital city, New Delhi, and visiting students may travel and explore the vibrant, multi-cultural metropolis and beyond during their time at Ashoka. 
It promises to be an unforgettable summer! 
Find out more here.

Dates and Deadlines
Term Year Deadline Arrival Date Departure Date
Summer 2024 3/15/2024 6/30/2024 8/11/2024

Discount for Pell Recipients

To expand access to study abroad, GEO is offering a $400 discount for this program (Summer 2024 and beyond) to UO students who currently have the Pell Grant as part of their federal financial aid (FAFSA).

Academic Details

During the six week program, you will take two courses from any the following disciplines: 

  • English/Creative Writing 
  • Economics 
  • Environmental Studies
  • Indian Politics
  • Indian Civilization
  • Media Studies
  • International Relations
  • Psychology  and Behavioral Sciences
  • Sociology and Anthropology

The list of courses can be found here.

At the University of Oregon, each course will count as 5 UO credits. In total, a UO student will earn 10 credits during the summer.

All courses offered are recognized and approved for academic credit by various GEO partner institutions. Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Each course is 40 contact hours.

Course Equivalencies

UO students: please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.

Non-UO students: Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

Application process

This program has a rolling admission application processGEO staff will complete a review of the application materials of complete applications in the order that they are submitted (“first come, first serve”). Decisions about your enrollment will be made after you submit a complete application. Students are encouraged to complete applications and commit to programs early.

Successful applicants will receive a nomination from GEO. Selection will be based on a holistic review of your application. This includes a review of your GPA, transcripts (including courses taken and in-progress), any additional requirements or prerequisites (see section "Additional Requirements"), and written statements. 

Applying for this program involves 2 steps. If you receive a nomination from GEO, you will also need to complete the host university's application, which is administered and reviewed by your host university directly. Instructions will be provided after acceptance by GEO. The host university makes the final decision regarding acceptance into the program.

Housing Description

Students are guaranteed campus accommodation in fully-furnished residence halls with laundry service. Rooms are on double-occupancy basis. Single rooms are not available. You will be housed with Ashoka students to encourage intercultural exchange. Students receive a meal plan (buffet and combo meals) at the dining facilities of Ashoka.

A full residential campus with fully air-conditioned rooms, common student lounges, state of the art classrooms and sprawling lawns, the Ashoka University campus is designed for a vibrant student life. A 50,000 feet indoor sports complex with a swimming pool offers several opportunities in the summer. Students can choose from a range of sporting activities. 

Visiting students are welcome to use the campus facilities while studying at Ashoka including library, campus shuttle, sport facilities, health services and more. 

Student housing is included in the program fee.