Study Abroad Programs primarily target the student communities across the world. The concept of a Study Abroad Program is seen as a variation of the ‘Semester Abroad’ or ‘Summer School’ concept, globally popular in higher education. It is estimated that approximately 3 million students worldwide engage in education abroad. The knowledge and understanding of the cultures involved in the ‘study abroad experience’ leaves a lasting impact on an enhanced world view of its participants. Participating students are trained for global leadership, to increase efficiency, respect for other cultures and political and economic systems. Moreover, an established long term benefit of studying abroad, is the range of professional opportunities that open up for the participants in the host countries.
The Study India Program (SIP) [equivalent to Study Abroad Program] offered by the Centre for International Education under the aegis of the Symbiosis International University is an intensive, tailor-made, three weeks program which offers the students an unparalled opportunity of combining academics with diverse cultural activities. The SIP consists of specific short duration courses in Management, Economics, Law, Design, Engineering, IT & Technology, Media, Humanities, Health, Communication Skills and Liberal Arts.
Along with the academic modules, This program includes industrial visits, cultural trips showcasing the fascinating world of India’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, workshops on various arts etc. The underlying element of a ‘cultural thrill’ remains pronounced during the promotion and execution of this program. The content itself is largely divided into four broad categories:
1. Academic Content : which facilitates understanding of the political make up of India, the financial systems, the emerging markets, large and small scale industries, public and private partnerships, and social and administrative structures etc.
2. Cultural Content : which helps the participants to be rich in experience through exposure to Indian mythology and Indian History, Indian films, Indian arts and handicrafts, appreciation of Indian dance and music, appreciation of Indian cuisine, Indian languages and age old Indian traditions.
3. Industrial Visits :which are organized at different companies and industries etc. to allow the participants to gain a practical first hand experience of all that is introduced and taught in the academic modules.
4. Cultural Visits : which include visits to Indian villages as well as cultural heritage sites of India. This gives the students an opportunity to experience the real Indian life and also appreciate the rich and varied culture of India.
The assessment of the participants’ performance in such programs is the responsibility of Symbiosis International University. Students who successfully complete the Study India Program are awarded a certificate and a transcript which bears the details of the credits earned from such a program. The assessment is done as per global norms so that the students can consider the transfer of earned credits to their program of study in their home university.
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The Study India Program (SIP) is an intensive, three weeks program which offers the students an unparalled opportunity of combining academics with diverse cultural activities. The SIP consists of specific short duration courses in Management, Economics, Law, Design, Engineering, IT & Technology, Media, Humanities, Health, Communication Skills and Liberal Arts. The program also includes cultural and industrial visits. We have received students from countries all over the world like Japan, Singapore to name a few.