UW in India: Delhi
Intensive Language

Experience Delhi

Explore the many facets of historic, cosmopolitan, dynamic Delhi. Wander through the narrow pathways of the Old City. Head to a street market and haggle over prices in Hindi. Learn from an expert on military history at a public lecture. Spend Sunday evenings at India Gate, mingling with the crowd and snacking on cotton candy from a street vendor.

Take Intensive Hindi or Urdu

Summer’s the perfect time to focus on language. You’ll take a full load of Hindi or Urdu language classes—nothing but language. The intensive curriculum, combined with all the extra daily practice you’ll get by chatting with your host mom or striking up a conversation with the chai-stand owner down the street, means that in 8 weeks, your language skills will be transformed. But don’t worry if you’re new to India. This program is tailored to beginning and intermediate students, so you’ll have plenty of support from your peers, your teachers, and the program staff.
Project GO funding for Delhi

Get Project GO Funding

This program is approved for Project GO funding. If you’re a ROTC student who meets the eligibility requirements, you can head to Delhi with full funding in hand. Project GO requires a different application than the program itself, with an earlier deadline of January 25. So don’t wait…get going on what will be one of the most rewarding summers of your college career.

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arrival date
departure date
program length
recommended credits
application deadline
Summer 06/13/2018 08/09/2018 8 Weeks 8 None March 1

Your transcript will come from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

UW-Madison and CET

CET partners with University of Wisconsin-Madison to operate this program. You get the best of both worlds—UW’s longterm presence in India and exceptional academics + CET’s three decades of experience in study abroad. The best part: you don’t have to be a UW student to attend. Students from all schools are welcome to apply through UW and earn UW credit.

Daily Life in Delhi

In a city like Delhi, there are endless ways to join in local life. Connect with local NGOs, military organizations, and political leaders. Experience world-class museums, captivating dance performances, and the burgeoning contemporary art scene. Relax in the many parks and gardens found throughout the city. What’s on your Delhi bucket list?

The CET Center

You’ll study at the CET center in South Delhi, a residential, tree-lined neighborhood. After class, use the wifi, chat with the program staff, or fill up on local snacks before heading home to your host family.

Housing & Meals

You’ll live in a homestay with a local family. Watch a Bollywood movie with your host sister. Ask your host brother for help navigating the metro. And as for meals, get ready to write home raving about food! It won’t be long before you crave you host mom’s chola bhatura (spicy chickpea stew with fried bread). You’ll eat breakfast and dinner with your homestay family during the week. At other times, take advantage of Delhi’s many affordable international eateries.

Curriculum & Syllabi

You take one comprehensive course that covers all aspects of Hindi or Urdu language learning.

Intensive Hindi Language

You are placed into one of these courses:

Beginning Hindi
8 credits

Intermediate Hindi
8 credits

Intensive Urdu Language

You take this course:

Beginning Urdu
8 credits

Faculty Spotlight

Harini Narayanan
Program Director

Harini Narayanan has extensive experience as a faculty member and administrator for study abroad programs in India, having taught courses on Delhi, Modern Indian History and Sacred Geographies for US undergraduates in Delhi before joining the CET-UW programs in Varanasi and Delhi. A journalist and urban geographer by training, she has completed doctoral coursework in Urban Geography and an MS in Journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Harini researches and writes about the built environment and urban change, and advises not-for-profit organizations on issues related to urban and social equity. She has lived in India, the US, the UK, Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa, and is fluent in three languages.

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Program Fees

Program fees are paid directly to UW-Madison. View program fees and estimated out-of-pocket costs on the UW-Madison website.