Explore the living legacy of an ancient civilization through its arts.
This program studies the visual and performing arts of India--its architecture, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, film, dance, music, and drama--in historic and contemporary contexts. Students are challenged to consider the relationship between religion, art, and identity.
Taking advantage of Delhi's rich artistic heritage and lively contemporary arts scene, the program includes time at:
Historical and cultural sites
Museums and art galleries
Concerts and recitals
Dance and drama performances
Time outside Delhi could include visiting several of the following locations:
Agra, Gwalior, Datia, Varansai, Bodhgaya, Khajuraho, Orchha, or Bandhavgarh, a tiger sanctuary and site of a tenth-century fort in Madhya Pradesh.
South India (Mahabalipuram, Thanjavur, and Madurai), East India (Orissa and Kolkata), Jaipur, or Dharamsala for small-group workshops.
Intensive Hindi language instruction, interdisciplinary lectures, and an independent research project complete the study of art history as a window through which to view this complex nation.
The program's lecturers are drawn from institutions such as:
** Programs may fill long before their final deadline.
* Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Later applications are always welcome, but colleges may need time to process your approval.